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Favorite Flatpickers
Tony Rice, Bryan sutton,WyattRice, Mark Oconner, David Grier, Dan Crary, Sierra Hull, Ect..... alot of Em !!...
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Bluegrass (fast,medium,slow), swing tunes, Jazz,ect.. you name the tune I like it!
Favorite Guitars
Collings-D2h, Martin Pre war- D28
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Currently not playing in a band, but used to, I just plain love picking! I play the flat top, mandolin,and 5 string, I like playing the more progressive styles (or current) of New Grass, swing and Jazz. Still Love the taditional dont get me wrong! but I just love the challenge and the feel of the more progressive. Played alot of New Grass Revival back in the day!! they were a huge inspiration to me, as well as tony, did alot of his tunes as well, Love harmony vocals, love to do occopello tunes, I love to sing,prefer the higher tenors but sing all parts, family is from tennesee but I grew up in Michigan just @ blocks away from the first bluegrass festival in MI I used to sneek in all the time , that was in 1970, from then on I was hooked, started playing flat top at 8 yrs of age then banjo at thirteen then mandolin just 2 yrs ago, my first tune on the mado was chrs Thiles "Ode to a butterfly" it was a blast to learn and then Little Rock get away in which was more challenging but equally as fun, all in all I just love to pick and sing, My passion is still as strong today as it was when I first started learning in 1969,Im a progressive Hillbilly!!!

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