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!
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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