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Rex Flottman
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Favorite Flatpickers
Pat Flynn, Chris Jones, Bryan Sutton, Tony Rice - and all those "Young Guns" out there!
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
About any of the traditional fiddle tunes, and a bunch of the new stuff.
Favorite Guitars
1. Collings D2H '03, 2. Taylor K-22 '98 & 3. Mossman Flint Hills '75
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
For the most part, it all began in Augusta, Kansas, as a nine year old fan of the Monkees. I played the Ukulele (as a guitar) but really longed to own the blue, metallic drum set in the pawnshop window not far from where my dad worked. So I guess it should have come as no real surprise to me when my parents moved us out of Kansas, to Enid, Oklahoma where aspiring young musicians were prohibited from owning drums, of any kind.

The next major influence came when dad got us tickets to see Bob Wills in concert, Bob had a stroke, didn’t make the show and Ernest Tubb ended up filling in for him. As a not so thrilled 10 year old, I was not very impressed with Ernest, but I really got a kick out of his lead guitar player, “Billy Bird”. Before we were home, I was after my folks for a guitar, or at least a drum set.

The guitar was not long coming. As was the next one, and the next one and, well you get the idea.

I have passed through about a hundred different “musical periods” in my life. Rock and roll,(the Eagles, Journey, America, Kiss), folk (John Denver, Dan Fogelberg, Peter, Paul and Mary), gospel, (Dallas Holms, Andrea Crouch) and country (loads of different ones) not to mention being a fan of The Ventures, Glen Miller, Pete Fountain, and Benny Goodman.

This lack of direction in musical styles, seems to be the primary reason I was invited to become a member of the Walnut River String Band.

As a member of the Walnut River String Band, I’ve had the chance to make music that means more to me than any I’ve ever played, and had more fun doing than I ever would have imagined.
Do you have a website?
http://www.WRStringBand.com

Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 11:39pm on May 3, 2008, Dan Miller said…
Hey Rex! Thanks for joining the Flatpicking network! It's good to see you up on stage with a guitar in your hands. I'm looking forward to Winfield this year!
At 10:29pm on May 6, 2008, Gary Cook said…
Hello Rex, I hope all is well for your family. We have been busy playing shows this inter. We just returned from Japan where we had a great time playing music for the troops at a festival.
Come see us when you can,Gary
At 11:37pm on May 6, 2008, Jim Nunally said…
Thanks for touching bases Rex.
Jim
At 2:45pm on May 8, 2008, Dan Miller said…
Rex,

I started a subgroup in the network for Walnut Valley (scroll down to the bottom of the page and look on the left hand side). Feel free to join the group and chime in!

Dan
At 2:55pm on May 9, 2008, David Dugas said…
Rex,

Good to see you here and I'm looking forward to seeing you the 3rd weekend in September!

David
At 4:53pm on May 11, 2008, Mojo1 said…
Hey Rex! I'm glad to be here! The digital age is great for sharing thoughts and ideas... great way to learn for us all!!

Be well!

-Mojo
At 12:31am on May 12, 2008, Jared Ingersol said…
Hey Rex! Good to meet you on here.

Best,
Jared
At 8:23pm on May 19, 2008, Mark Cosgrove said…
Hi Rex,
Thanks so much for taking a minute to say hi. I hope to see you at Winfield sometime soon. I have so many cool memories from that festival!
Best always, Mark Cosgrove
At 7:12am on August 27, 2008, jeff white said…
Hi Rex, I still have the Mossman, I've gotten a couple more of them in the past few years made by Bob Casey. Really nice. Good to talk to you, sorry it took so long to reply. Jeff

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