Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Cold, Frosty Morning
Spider Bit the Baby
pre-war model D-18
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I started off learning how to play banjo in my high school bluegrass band and then switched to guitar because I loved the sound of hearing my friend Matt Poff, who helped instruct guitar, play fiddle tunes and rock tunes and pretty much anything that a guitar can play. My dad had always had a guitar laying around but I guess I never took the hint. So I learned from Matt and my dad to start off with. I started going to festivals around the area with the high school band like Poppy Mountain, Lexington Festival of the Bluegrass, and Augusta Heritage Festival. I now play in a local band named the Grass Stains and play with some really talented people including Matt so I'm always learning.
You missed a great Mt. Stage show...with a couple of surprises, too. I didn't know Frank Vignola was playing with Mark O'Connor and I didn't know Mark Cosgrove was going to be there either, so those were two great surprise additions to an already amazing lineup.
I have been to Augusta, but only to see some performances. I've never taken any classes there, although I'd love to. The day job always gets in the way.
Good to meet you on here, let me know if you are ever up this way, I'm always looking for someone to pick with.
The Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival is presented March 13-15, 2009 at the Holiday Inn Select in Claymont, DE. by Wilmington Wintergrass, Inc., as we proudly present our 2nd annual all-indoor festival.Featuring 2 stages, workshops, jamsSee More
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