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Blackberry Blossom in D??
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Fannin Nov 10, 2008.

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Rick Fannin replied to Mondy Herndon's discussion What are your favorite Bluegrass Festivals?
"IBMA annual meeting in Raleigh, NC Houstenfest in Galax Va first weekend in May Wayne Henderson's guitar contest - 3rd Saturday in June, rain or shine"
Apr 23, 2014
Jarrod Saul left a comment for Rick Fannin
"Yea, Augusta is a really amazing festival, it was always an eye opener for me. i've never wrote any songs but i've been messing around with a few ideas recently so i'm pretty excited about that. and i've been looking over his…"
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"Hey Jarod! Good to hear from you. This reminds me I need to keep working on the song I'm writing after being inspired by Russ. I'm still working with his "Exploring the fingerboard" book and it really has been eye opening and…"
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A few more songs to share

Hi friends, I've been gone a long time from the network, but looks like I'll be able to play more nowadays. I had the most fabulous week of instruction in my life when I took Russ Barenberg's Advanced Guitar class at Augusta back in August. He got me unstuck - now I know how to impove. Russ does skype lessons now - I'd encourage you to take advantage.This past year I started pickin' with a new friend, Eugene Ellis from Mebane NC. Fabulous player. I've posted a few very rough recordings (Red…See More
Oct 20, 2009
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"Tim, any progress on the Tony Rice biography?"
Jun 25, 2009
Rick Fannin is now friends with Eric Lambert and John David Hanke
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Favorite Flatpickers
Norman Blake
Kenny Smith
Russ Barenburg
Bryan Sutton
Steve Kilby
Doc
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Arkansas Traveler
Grover's Glen
Jerusalem Ridge
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Collings Mahogeny; 1976 Mossman Golden Era
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Came to flatpicking late (mid 30's). Inspired by my first Doc concert. Play in a local bluegrass band and enter Wayne Henderson's festival most every year. I've learned a lot from the wonderful Mr Steve Kilby.

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A few more songs to share

Hi friends, I've been gone a long time from the network, but looks like I'll be able to play more nowadays. I had the most fabulous week of instruction in my life when I took Russ Barenberg's Advanced Guitar class at Augusta back in August. He got me unstuck - now I know how to impove. Russ does skype lessons now - I'd encourage you to take advantage.

This past year I started pickin' with a new friend, Eugene Ellis from Mebane NC. Fabulous player. I've posted a few very rough recordings… Continue

Posted on October 20, 2009 at 7:24am

A few songs to share

Hi anyone, I have posted a version of Blackberry Blossom (arrangement is largely Rick Williams from bluegrassbooksonline.com - check him out, good stuff) which is about half of what I want to play in Wayne Henderson's contest. I'm smoothing out a version were I change to drop D for one more go around.



Also, there's a version of "Homestead on the Farm" that I was inspired to do for my mother. I made a CD for her on her 70th birthday as she deals with advancing… Continue

Posted on March 23, 2009 at 7:11am

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At 6:37am on July 10, 2008, Jimmy Love said…
Rick, Thanks for posting Fiddler's Dram/Whiskey! Good stuff.
At 8:04am on July 13, 2008, jeff white said…
Hi Rick, Nice to hear from you. I got to see Dan last year in Denver with another old Kokomo Bro, Tim Moody. I still record and perform with Vince Gill and off and on with the Irish group the Chieftains and have been produced Mike Ckeveland last three cd's. Take care, Jeff
At 5:29pm on November 5, 2008, David Stotts said…
yeah... inventing the internet seemed like a good idea at the time.
At 3:38am on November 10, 2008, Tim Stafford said…
Hi Rick, it's getting there. Release date is April... Wordofmouthpress.us.
Thanks,
Tim
At 2:57pm on November 11, 2008, jeff white said…
Hi Rick, I don't have a contact for Dan but another ex kokomo bros is a buddy of mine and I'll try to get one from him, take care, Jeff
At 6:09am on November 13, 2008, jeff white said…
RICK, HERE IS DAN VANADA'S E;MAIL ADDRESS
DanVanada@comcast.net take care, Jeff
At 10:19am on November 20, 2008, Capt' Vic said…
hi LJ, you were the only guy to mention then euphonon strings. i have been using them for years and you certainly can't beat the price. since I'm ready to order another 2 doz. sets would you please tell me what gauges you choose for your true mediums. i've got two of Walter's guitars which i am very fond of but last april i bought a traditional Brazilian dread from Huss & Dalton and have simply never played such an incredibly loud, clean and well defined sounding guitar and i have always made it a point to plan any and all guitars i've been able to get my paws on. i've also found i love the sound and feel i get from the red bear picks. better than my real tortis shell. Capt' vic
At 1:12pm on January 4, 2010, Jarrod Saul said…
Yea, Augusta is a really amazing festival, it was always an eye opener for me. i've never wrote any songs but i've been messing around with a few ideas recently so i'm pretty excited about that. and i've been looking over his book too, it's definitely pretty challenging but i think it's probably the easiest way to learn the fretboard that i've found. glad i found a couple of people on here, but i hope to pick with you again soon. i'll definitely be at augusta this year.

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