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Favorite Flatpickers
Steve Kaufman, Brad Davis, Tony Rice, Norman Blake - Don't know all the names of the musicians whose work I enjoy..
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Temperance Reel, Black Mountain Rag, Blackberry Blossom, Red Haired Boy, Billy in the Lowground, Mighty Dark to Travel
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Old Gibson and Takamine
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I love to write poetry. Lately I've been writing a craft column and an arts column for the local newspaper. Was editor of local arts alliance newsletter for 2 years. Now I'm crazy about learning to flatpick. I first heard it when Steve Kaufman came to a local music festival. For a few years I was content to listen to it, but now I gotta play!

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Let's Write A Song Together - I've got the music of language if you've got the language of music

Ask Me



Do you still believe in love?

Do you want to feel again?

Have you sealed the open door or

Does your heart still beg for more?

When you ask me why I stay

I hold on another day

Hoping you will realize

My reflection in your eyes

Is saying Ask Me...



I know your heart can't be waiting for her

Cause she made it all so clear she never cared

Has she rummaged through your life and left you nothing

Nothing for another… Continue

Posted on February 6, 2009 at 8:25pm

South Heart (Poem by Nanessence)

Who picks and strums my old guitar

picking out the fiddle tunes I

half remember from some ancient time?



Who's twisting in the writhing wind

swaying with the blowing trees

shaping shifts and shimmers in that

eastern mountain sound?



Oh, the sound, south hearted sound

a ringing tang and metal twang

a thumping bass beast rising

like a pulsing heart beneath its wooden skin!



Who knows this gives to quiet truth

the ringing… Continue

Posted on May 9, 2008 at 4:49am — 1 Comment

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At 6:02am on May 10, 2008, Steve Kaufman said…
Hi Nanessence
Thanks for reminding me. That was a great festival. Were you there the year I was picking a set with Byron Berline. What a night!. Is that festival still going on?
Have fun
/s
At 9:47am on May 12, 2008, Orrin Star said…
Glad you're enjoying the Rhythm DVD; I try and make things fun
as well as interesting.

Orrin
At 9:49am on May 14, 2008, Roberto Dalla Vecchia said…
Thank you Nanessence!
Have a great day
Roberto
At 9:23am on June 4, 2008, Charlie Merriman said…
Nanessence,
Thanks for accepting. I just thought since we are both members of the Beginner Flatpicker and Kaufman Kamp groups we might as well be friends too. I live about 25 minutes from Maryville College so I'll be at Steve's Kamp at least a couple of nights for the concerts and the late night, under the oak tree's, jam sessions.
Save your money and get your fingers in shape for the all night pickin sessions....hope to see you here next year!
Make today a special day!!
Charlie
At 3:53pm on June 4, 2008, Charlie Merriman said…
Nanessence,
I think your friends grandson will really enjoy the video. You know you could post it.
Your right I am lucky to be in and area where there are so many really good flatpickers but not many of them are into the teaching side. If I can get some lessons and improve enough to make the Kamp worthwhile I may see you there. Until then keep making new strings old.
Charlie
At 7:31pm on June 9, 2008, Ben Clark said…
Great poem. Keep on picking.
At 4:36am on June 13, 2008, Anita Hammond said…
You should try writing songs, if you haven't already. Put that poetry to music.
At 8:09pm on September 17, 2008, Marcy Marxer "Iona Martin" said…
Hi Nanessence,

There's a group for female pickers up here now if you would like to join us. Click on groups and scroll to the bottom of the page.

See you there!
Marcy
At 2:25pm on December 20, 2008, Art Headley said…
Responding to Beginning Flatpick comment.
Nan, 240 bpm is dance tempo, 300 bpm is contest tempo. At 120 bpm or anything above that, you can stick with most jams. Art
At 4:12pm on March 22, 2009, Dan Miller said…
Thanks for joining the Flatpicking Essentials Group! And I'm happy to hear that you are getting out and picking with some old-time fiddlers! That is great!
Dan

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