Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I have been teaching guitar, mandolin and bass lessons at Guitar House of Tulsa in Tulsa Oklahoma for the past 21 years and have recently started teaching students via webcam lessons. During much of that time, I also played professionally in the Tulsa area. My wife Carrie and I also own Running Dogs Publishing LLC and www.bluegrassbooksonline.com. On our website we provide free samples of the Tab and Mp3's from Bluegrass Guitar Jam Tunes and Bluegrass Mandolin Jam Tunes, both books were written by me and help to teach the intermediate player how to solo. We also provide free video lessons on the site, including the tab and Mp3's to accompany each lesson. If you have any questions about anything you find on our site, please feel free to contact me, I will be glad to help.
I suppose it is possible that we have met and played together as I have no qualms about jamming with folks from Oklahoma. Everyone has to be from somewhere! I'd love to pick with you - wonderful stuff on your site and when I get caught up with a ton of other stuff I'll probably pick some up. You know you can embed videos on you page don't you? Check out mine on youtube - amarealslow.
"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…"