Doc Watson, Dan Crary, Tony Rice, Steve Kaufman, Norman Blake Too many to list. Can't Forget about the one and only Clarence White. John Carlini is also one of my favorite musicians and instructors.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Love the old ones like Whiskey Before Breakfast, St. Ann's Reel, Temperance Reel, Black Mountain Rag... But also like to pick classical, rock and Jazz. Minor Swing, Vidaldi's Spring Movement, Flight of the Bumblebee, etc. In other words...too many to name.
Taylor, Vintage Martin's, Blueridge. I play a Taylor 310 my father gave me.
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I love to play all styles of music. Recently have been playing more Mandolin, but Guitar is still my strongest instrument. Mandolin playing has certainly helped my guitar playing. My father is a great flat-picker so he got me started years ago, and recently I have really gotten gotten back into it.
"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…"
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