Hi everyone! I want to let you know about my new record, just out and available for purchase!It's titled "Braeburn" and you can order it from my website (it's a funky website, but it's all mine!). Just head on over to the "Music & CDs" page! www.kathybarwick.netAnd soon it will be available on the FGM website as well. So you can look for it there, too.And I should tell you about the wonderful guests with me on this recording: guitarist Alan Fuller,…See More
"thank you Pat! (sorry, just saw your post!) Great to hear from you.
The tour was indeed a blast! And very nice to hear you got something from my instruction. Kamp is a wonderful place! I hope to return some day..."
White, White, White, White, White, and White. Oh, and Watson, Pottier, Barenberg, Grier, Hurst, Sutton, Anderson, Marxer. I know there's more..... Cosgrove. Kaufman!!! James Alan Shelton. George Shuffler!!!! John Doyle. Tim May...Brad Davis. John Green. Alan Fuller.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
I can't even think of favorites at the moment. Whatever I just learned, usually. But the old ones are good too, especially when I think of new ways to play them.
My old favorite: 1994 Grand Marquis LSH. And, my breakfast table guitar: 1957 0-18. And I'm LIKING the new Collings D1-A!
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I've been playing music for a long time. First classical piano, then folk guitar, then bluegrass banjo, then flatpicking guitar, and along in there I learned some dobro and a bit of very basic (but very fun) acoustic bass. I don't play piano anymore but I'm glad I learned it first, it gave me a great musical foundation. Especially the counting part.
Mostly I play bluegrass, traditional Irish, and folk/blues/singer-songwriter kind of stuff. It's a dream of mine to play in a country rock band.
Oh, and I teach a bunch, when I have time. Private lessons, as well as at music camps. And, I write a regular column for Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. If you don't subscribe, you should!
Never met you before, but I love your articles in FGM (specially when it's about x-picking), and I always read your post on fp-list. I hope I will meet you somewhere and pick with you. Are you going to Winfield ? If not, no problem, you come in Paris France !!!
Thanx to be my friend.
PS : I'm a fan of Pottier too.
Thanks for accepting, and the encouraging words. The hearts willing but the ability is lacking.
Kathy's there's nothing better than sitting down with my guitar on a Sunday afternoon to practice, realizing my fingertips are really beginning to hurt, looking at the clock and seeing that 4 or 5 hours have passed.
I've enjoyed your instruction in FGM...that instruction has been the reason for some of those 5 hour sessions.
Hope you enjoy your time in east tennesse when you come to visit and be apart of Steve's Kamp.
Make today a special day!!
ah yes, Mary Gibbons, the guitar player with Laurie Lewis ; they have done a really great show near Paris (Villejuif), I was there and I've missed you, next time.
It was in 2000 ? ok. The same year we also had Kathy Kallick (the 1st of april, my last daughter was born that day, I'm sure :^)). So, 2000 was a great year for the west coast bg gals in Paris :^) !!! we love that bg here.
Châteauroux ?!? it's near the middle of no-where, are you sure they use euros ? :^)) just kidding, I've family there. uhm...nobody fom Châteauroux around ? :^))
I don't know a luthier in Provence, but there are very interesting luthier in France.
oh yes, the rate..., I understand, good for me to come in US where I hope to meet you in "real".
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…"