Clarence White, Clay Hess, Russ Barenberg, David Grier, Tony and Wyatt Rice, Mark Cosgrove, Bryan Sutton
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Crazy Creek, Cuckoo's Nest, Cascade, Cherokee Shuffle, Forked Deer, and about 500 others.
Martins--I have a 1969 D-28, a 1970 D-18, and a CWB-28 signature
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Been a local musician all my life. Played since I was 13. Play with my own bluegrass group, John Cadley and the Lost Boys, here in Upstate NY. Recorded two CDs locally and my latest in Nashville with Clay Hess, Randy Kohrs, Terry Baucom, and some other great pickers. Write my own stuff. Wrote a song called "Time" that went to #1 on the national bluegrass charts for Lou Reid and Carolina. I love Lou Reid, and his guitar player is awesome--Kevin Richardson. Been to the Kaufman Kamp in 2001. Great experience. SK rocks. Don't subscribe to your magazine only because it's too much to keep up with, and being a bit compulsive I try to learn everything in it and then find I'm just learning tab stuff and not really creating my own. Great mag, though. Whenever I see one at a friend's house I steal it. Keep up the good work. (In addition to the website below, you and also check out www.myspace.com/johncadleyandthelostboys
I just picked up a copy of your latest CD "The Closer I Get". I love it. Incredible lineup and production. Mandolin, guitar and harmony vocals by Clay Hess that are all just gorgeous but you know what? It still comes down to the integrity in the songs and you've written some killers. Thank you for the inspiration. "Down Here" is an amzing tune! I hope you sell bazillions of 'em.
Best always, Mark Cosgrove
Thanks for becoming a friend! Would be great to hear and see you and your band live. I was once, long ago at Smokey Greens Bluegrass festival in upstate NY in Corinth and met Don Reno and Charlie Moore and others. This lead to me organising 2 European tours for Charlie and I played guitar with him, which was a great experience. My band is called Spruce Pine after the town he lived in at the moment I met him.
Keep on picking! I also love Lou Reid, great musician and nice guy! Met him in the Netherlands and the UK and he wrote the linernotes to one of our CD's. Best wishes from across the pond, Dennis Schut, Linselles, northern France
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