Larry Sparks, Bill Napier, Kenny Smith, Clay Jones, Ricky Lee, Hank Snow, Clarence White, James Allen Shelton, George Shuffler, Ralph Schut.
In general: not too many unnecessary fancy notes but hearing the melody lines is what I like most
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Bill Cheatam, Studebaker and many more
Martin D-35, Yamaha FG 2500, Kalamazoo KG-21and a handmade copy of Red Smiley's pre-war Martin D-45 with Brazilian Rosewood made by luthier Roman Zajicek of the Czech Republic (RoZawood guitars)
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Love Bluegrass, play guitar and some mandolin, lead singer in Spruce Pine (NL) and Country Cocktail (Czech Republic), lead guitar in Blue Roses (Czech Republic). Toured, played recorded with Charlie Moore, toured with Jim Eanes, played with Bill Clifton. Organised Bluegrass concerts & festivals in the Netherlands sinds 1977 and in the Czech Republic since 2004, initiated and organised (later co-organised) the EWOB, European World Of Bluegrass Festival & Tradeshow since 1998. Proud father of 4 sons and daughter. The 3 oldest are all fantastic musicians, the oldest one Ralph being a top Bluegrass flatpicker (banjo and mandolin player, singer & songwriter).