I'm off I20 between B'ham an Atl in Pell City, Sure I'd love to get a group together, we could meet every other week or so.....somewhere...I'm very interested! I'm not sure where Woodstock is, sounds close 30-60…"
"Paul, get the 8 Vol series from this site, the Essentials course by Tim may. Get the 1st Vol an try it out, then, the 2nd an so on........I have spent alot of $ on stuff and , really this is the Best an you have this forum plus a special Essentials…"
"Phillip, any relation to Tom Dooley, "hang down your head, Tom Dooley......". He's burried in Alabama I think!mi read an article not long back, and,......oh, I think, Not Alabama but near Merlfest, along a Mainnhwy leading out of…"
I use Elixir Nano PB Medium. I break G strings and the occaisional D string...cost of doing business. I tried alot of other strings and played alot of strings on friends guitars. Nano's seem, to my ear, as the best value. I play fairly…"
Although I don't use them on all my guitars I have used the Tony Rice (nickel plated) strings on my BRW Collings Clarence White. This may sound crazy but I never like them right after I put them on but I swear they sound better after…"
Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Clarence White, Jerry Garcia, Norman Blake, David Rawlings, Bryan Sutton, Glenn Tolbert, Jack Lawrence, Larry Keel, etc....
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Black Mountain Rag
Julius Finkbine's Rag
Nine Pound Hammer
I Am a Pilgrim
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I'm 30-something years old and I'm married with 1 beautiful wife, 2 beautiful daughters, and 3 spoiled dogs. I've been playing guitar for almost 20 years. I've listened to bluegrass-ish music most of my life, but I just started flatpicking fairly recently. I took lessons from the "very underrated flatpicker" (quoting Tony Rice) Glenn Tolbert for about 6 months. I live in Woodstock, Alabama, and until recently, I worked at the Mercedes-Benz factory in Vance, Alabama to pay the bills.
Hi Marty, Good to hear from you. We don't have anything booked right now for Birmingham or AL. We rarely play down that way for some reason. Our schedule is online at http://bluehighwayband.com/Pages/schedule.htm. Take care, Tim
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