Doc, Norman, Clarence Tony, David, Dan, Brian, Brad, Kenny, etc...
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Jerusalem Ridge, Big Sciota, Red Haired Boy, Gold Rush, Cherokee Shuffle, Lonesome Fiddle Blues, St. Anne's Reel, etc...
Martin D-18V, Gibson J 45, 1953 Fender Telecaster
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I'm a professional guitarist. I live in near Buffalo NY. As a bandleader I play Bluegrass, Country, Blues, R&R, R&B. As session player I play those and other styles both on acoustic and electric guitars. I also play solo gigs featuring Piedmont, and Delta style blues guitar. My latest recording is a collection of Flatpicking tunes with 13 year old Ben Doerfel called "Generation Gap". For the last two years I've toured with the Broadway show Ring of Fire, the music of Johnny Cash as lead guitarist. Currently I'm home playing dates with my Bluegrass band Mountain Run and my electric band The Lo Blu Flame.
"I have a left handed Blue Chip TAD 3R 40 pick and I find it a great pick to use, no scraping and quick on the strings. The only problem is that the tone is quite bass-y which is great for lead picking or Mandolin but not so good for rhythm…"
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