"Hi, Mike. I enjoyed seeing you again at Peaceful Bend and getting a chance to play a few tunes. If we both get there again next year, send a few of the songs you sing in your CC band and I'll learn them; I'd love to hear them. I see…"
Norman Blake, Kenny Smith, Doc Watson, Eric Lambert, Bryan Sutton, Andy Falco, Jim Hurtst
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Arkansas Traveler, Snow Shoes, Bill Cheatum, Cattle In The Cane, Me And My Farmall, I Got The House To Myself
Huss and Dalton TD-M Custom; C.F. Martin D-18GE
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I live in St Louis, MO. I work for CARFAX, in the data department. My wife is Laura, and we have a "Brady Bunch" family. I have four kids, and Laura has three.
Besides flatpicking, I enjoy singing, and play in our contemporary Christian band, at church.
Laura and I scuba dive whenever we get time - which is never enough! This does allow us to go to some great tropical locations.
I am a Civil War/History buff. Over the years I have been to most of the Civl War Battlefields, and as an amateur photographer, I have a huge collection of photos. You can see examples on my website: http://www.battlefieldportraits.com/.
I enjoy reading, having a large collection of nonfiction - specifically Colonial American and the Civil War era.
Lastly, Laura and I enjoy spending time at our property, in the country, about 1 1/2 hours from St Louis.
Thanks for inviting me. Look for an email from me about Gettysburg. I think I'm going there next week.
Eric, How did I get off of your list? I would have loved to have gone up on the 11th to hear you. Art
Hey dude. Thanks for the invite. Say, I just rediscovered "6 days on the road and I',m gonna make it home tonight" as a flatpcik song. It flatpicks like a dream with plenty of spots for fill licks and a cool break. Try that one out!
"I recently came across a steel string parlor guitar made by P. Benson, in Minneapolis. It's really a nice little instrument--well built, comfortable, very much like an old Martin 00-18 (mahogany, slotted headstock, pyramid bridge, ladder…"
"My gear is much better than my skill - for straight flatpickin', I play a Martin D-18 Authentic 1937. My go-to guitar for just about everything else (and it flatpicks just fine, thank you) is my Huss & Dalton D-RH with a Red Spruce top.…"
"Hey Craig. Thanks for the kind comment. The credit for this version should really go To Steve Kaufman who's arrangement it is. Good luck with your bluegrass studies, it's wonderful music and great fun to play. I look forward to…"
"Thanks Mike. I have to prove to myself that I can play the material as written but once I've done that I start to allow myself some leeway to have fun and drop in my own bits. There's not too much space to do that in SK's version of…"