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Favorite Flatpickers
Norman Blake, Doc Watson, Bryan Sutton, Tony Rice and my hero backup guitarist, Gordon McCann, the Missouri legend of preserving and recording the old fiddlers and tunes of Missouri.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Arkansas Traveler, Salt Creek, Whiskey before breakfast
Favorite Guitars
Martin D 18 VS
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Born and raised in Rockford Illinois, moved to Missouri in the 70's after the army. Lived in the Ozarks for 5 years. Now living in the Kansas City Metro area. Discovered Bluegrass and country music in the Army years. I am into Old Time and Bluegrass music and think Old time fiddle playing/music is pure heaven. My goal is to play backup for a fiddler someday, much as Gordon McCann did for years.
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http://www.myspace.com/ozark1951

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Well, I will try this blog thing out for a bit.

I have been trying to learn to play the guitar for nearly 5 years now. 4 at least. I wasted a couple years with no lessons at all. Chased my tail. Still practiced and played but real ineffective. Chad Fette has me playing now and am I happy with that. On good days, mostly sundays, when I am not completely fatigued, I can have some prettty good sessions where I play pretty well ...for me. I just have to work even harder. It sure is slow going.… Continue

Posted on September 6, 2008 at 11:54am

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At 12:35pm on August 31, 2008, Roger Renfro said…
I just noticed your comment. Yep, I currently have two of Leo's guitars -- a 12 fret 000 & a D-18 style dread. They're both great geetars. You're welcome to come over & play them anytime.

Roger
At 7:24am on September 4, 2008, Roger Renfro said…
Hi Gary,

I got your e-mail, but it didn't show your e-mail address, so I'm posting here.

I've been playing for a long time, but the last few years my skill level has taken a Big hit. I've been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease & it's really screwing my picking up. My faltpicking is still kinda okay, but my rhythm has gotten a lot worse. If you're an advanced beginner, we might just be in the same ballpark skillwise. Let's try to get together & see. I'm pretty much retired, so I can be free almost anytime.

Also, I currently have two Posch guitars that you (& Chad) can try.

Give me a call at 913 205-6571

Roger Renfro
At 8:19pm on September 10, 2008, Alice Stuart said…
Thanks for the connection, Gary.
At 3:30am on September 11, 2008, Yiannis Gougourelas said…
Hey there,Gary!
Hope you're fine.
What about the guitar on the photo?Is that an HD-28VS?

Best,
Yiannis
At 10:13am on September 24, 2008, Jerry D. Shadrick said…
you bet always welcome, maybe we can pick a tune together. I putting sound bits of my guitars on my web site under the tabe, Guitars in Stock. Check them out when they get uploaded.
Jerry
www.jdsguitars.com
573-280-2135
At 6:30pm on February 7, 2009, Chad Fette said…
Hi Gary,
Yes, Leo has had the D-18 for over a month now. He says it might take 6 months because he is so busy. I went down one week after I dropped it off to have an inlay repaired on the Gibson and Leo already had the neck off of the D-18 and had started working on it.

Sorry to hear about your work situation. I really hope you find something good soon.

I quit teaching all of my lessons, because Kim is gone on Thursday evenings now, which leaves me with dogs, kids, lessons, etc. We could definitely get together and jam, though, just for kicks.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Chad

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