"Hi Andrew, I'm in Michigan for the summer and when I decided to clean out my email inbox I found that I have not replied to your message. Thanks for writing and please forgive my oversight. The album you asked about is "Dudley and Deanie…"
I've been trying to track down an old collection of yours. A friend bought the cassette at Winfield in the 80's. I made a copy back then. I don't remember the name but I do remember 2 cuts. "Alabama" and "Blue…"
It's great hearing from you after so many years ... I trust you are well and enjoying life.
I apologize for the late response ... I've been without a computer since June. It's good to know you are still playing. It would be…"
I enjoyed seeing your videos ... great picking!
I really like the Cale poster. I played the Cain's show with John and several of his old (actually REALLY OLD now) Tulsa bandmates in '04 and couldn't resist sliding a loose…"
dudley, i saw you in salem, mo at the jim and jesse festival in maybe 81 or 82. i had been playing guitar since i was a teen but had only recently been introduced to bluegrass music. i had never seen or heard anyone flatpick a guitar like that until that day. since that time i have spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars chasing this craft. i wanted you to know that you started this. thanks, ed carr, alma , ar
Dudley, well i am rather old, plain, and gray but this is probably not the best shot of me. as soon as my daughter gets home from kerrville i plan to enlist her support in getting a more accurate (although not neccessarily better) photo posted. Ed Carr
Thanks for accepting. I've found that you don't have to be a competition level picker to truly enjoy the music and the people involved with it. Good people and good music make all of my frustrations with trying to learn worth while.
The cover story in FGM is one of the best I've read in the last 3 years and "Dudley's Guitar Workshop"...well just words to play and live by.
"I recently came across a steel string parlor guitar made by P. Benson, in Minneapolis. It's really a nice little instrument--well built, comfortable, very much like an old Martin 00-18 (mahogany, slotted headstock, pyramid bridge, ladder…"
"My gear is much better than my skill - for straight flatpickin', I play a Martin D-18 Authentic 1937. My go-to guitar for just about everything else (and it flatpicks just fine, thank you) is my Huss & Dalton D-RH with a Red Spruce top.…"
"Hey Craig. Thanks for the kind comment. The credit for this version should really go To Steve Kaufman who's arrangement it is. Good luck with your bluegrass studies, it's wonderful music and great fun to play. I look forward to…"
"Thanks Mike. I have to prove to myself that I can play the material as written but once I've done that I start to allow myself some leeway to have fun and drop in my own bits. There's not too much space to do that in SK's version of…"