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.
"Ralph, I learned more from your videos in two hours last night than i have learned in the past 6 months!! Thanks so much for your very excellent efforts. All fabulous stuff, especially the cross-picking. Sie Sind Hollandisch. Sprechen Sie…"
"Have owned D28VR, (80's) D35, (70's ) 0015 (early 2000's) and recently bought DR Centennial, marking first century of Dreadnaught production. Has Martin VTS artificially aged top and braces. Greatest sound I have ever heard! I…"
"Fabulous, Louis. Pee Wee King's brother, Gene, Used to run a rare record shop in Louisville some 40 years ago. Johnnie Cash's daughter cut an album entitled "King's Record Store" Magnificent job on a great tune for…"