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.
Found a solution to an often mentioned problem when having installed a piezo type bridge plate pickup transducer. The consensus of several Internet responders who have done this is that while the sound from strings 2 through 6 is good, the high e-string is way too quiet with no real ring, sustain, etc. Some have suggested moving the transducer for that string away from a brace, Adding a 4th transducer, a not so easy job, etc.I recently installed a JJB pickup (jjbelectronics) in a 40 year old…See More
I play two-thirds of a guitar. I have some wrist issues with fretting the 6th string. I enjoy finger picking but have been an avid follower of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine for about 6 years. I find Dan Huckabee's beginners arrangements great for the bari-uke. I have also found much of Adam Granger's work suits my DGBE tuning.I once took a class from Dan Miller in Palo Alto, California and he told me that his daughter was playing the baritone uke. I have e-mailed Adam about his new FGM…See More
"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…"