Fred Duggin,David Grier, Adam Wright, Scott Fore, Robert Bowlin, etc.....anyone who can play well. I appreciate them all!
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Salt Creek, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Melungeon Farewell, Etc.
Larrivee, Collings, Gallagher
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Recently moved to a farm in Ohio, after many years in Nashville. Mostly a fingerpicker, but I dabble in flatpicking for giggles. Have performed with Pete Hutlinger, Bill Monroe, Thom Bresh, Muriel Anderson, blah, blah. I do some arranging for Mel Bay and a few magazines. I am trying to get involved again, after some medical problems incl. a major brain injury, and a couple of hand surgeries. I've heard my profile is on some Mel Bay site, but I have no idea where, and don't have the patience to look for it. Hope to meet some nice people. I miss the talent pool in Nashvegas, but I love my farm. How do I find out when & where the contests are? Thanks, Jim
Sounds like you have some natural talent. I play well
enough to enjoy myself but have a long way to go.This
link can provide tab and backup tracks for Lonesome Fiddle Blues and it's free. Maybe it can help you get back into it while you recover from your surgery.
hey james ! I hope you are doing well, and keeping warm. thanks for the comment you left on my page. Its nice to hear back from the folks who appreciate what Robert and I are doing. We started a new cd this winter. Who knows how many years it will take to finish it, but at least we started. Please keep in touch,
Found a solution to an often mentioned problem when having installed a piezo type bridge plate pickup transducer. The consensus of several Internet responders who have done this is that while the sound from strings 2 through 6 is good, the high e-string is way too quiet with no real ring, sustain, etc. Some have suggested moving the transducer for that string away from a brace, Adding a 4th transducer, a not so easy job, etc.I recently installed a JJB pickup (jjbelectronics) in a 40 year old…See More
I play two-thirds of a guitar. I have some wrist issues with fretting the 6th string. I enjoy finger picking but have been an avid follower of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine for about 6 years. I find Dan Huckabee's beginners arrangements great for the bari-uke. I have also found much of Adam Granger's work suits my DGBE tuning.I once took a class from Dan Miller in Palo Alto, California and he told me that his daughter was playing the baritone uke. I have e-mailed Adam about his new FGM…See More
"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…"