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  • Hillsboro, OR
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Favorite Flatpickers
Tim Stafford, Jim Hurst, Clarence White, Tony Rice, Bryan Sutton, Dale Adkins, Kenny Smith, Norman Blake, Jim Nunally, and any picker that plays music instead of notes.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Just the good ones. :)
Favorite Guitars
Any brand that sounds good. I own a Martin D-18 GE, D-18 Authentic, and D-16H
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I've been playing guitar for over forty years. I live in the Pacific Northwest in Hillsboro, Oregon. I have written and produced my own solo album entitled "Pass It On Down."

I am currently in a duo with my buddy Matt Snook called "Slipshod." Check out our website at www.slipshodmusic.net. I also perform annually with "Prairie Flyer" at the Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival.

Take a look at my website below to view my upcoming performances.
Do you have a website?
http://www.steveblanchardmusic.com

I have a number of performances on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/robynrawls

 

Comment Wall (31 comments)

At 5:59pm on May 15, 2008, Greg Yavorsky said…
Howdy Steve> We met at the Shady Grove festival in Nanton a few years back. I play a lefty Collings D1AV sunburst lefty. I really enjoy your playing w/
Prairie Flyer.
At 12:04am on May 16, 2008, Jim Nunally said…
Hi Steve,

I thought you all played well. Good singing and picking. But what Chuck was asking me to listen for was the recording quality of the project. I was impressed by it. This is a really nice example of the single microphone setup. I really like the overall tones of the recording. Chuck did a great job capturing your sound and you all did a nice job laying it down. Congratulations.

Jim
At 8:31am on May 22, 2008, Aaron Stocek said…
Hi Steve,
We should sit down and pick a few at one of the festivals this year. I don't get to do that often enough but I'd really like that.
Thanks,
Aaron
At 8:53pm on May 22, 2008, Kathleen Rushing said…
Hey Steve! I was thinking about you the other day, have some friends heading up to a Festival there this weekend, but can't remember the name of it! What you up to these days, still pickin' for a living? I am doing full time music now, love making a living doing what I love. Hope all is well with you.. Kathleen
At 12:24pm on May 26, 2008, Greg Yavorsky said…
Thanks Steve: It must have been an old Barley Brothers cd. I just sent Jim an email about it so i'll see. Have a great time in Sooke. It would be a fun trip but i've got a gig that weekend. Hope to see you out Alberta way some time.
At 8:21am on May 28, 2008, Greg Yavorsky said…
Hey Steve: I just got an email from Jim. It must be an old PF cd. Anyways he's going to throw one in the snail mail for me. Have a great time up at the Sooke festival
Best Regards,
Greg
At 4:59pm on May 29, 2008, Christopher J. Davis said…
Hey Steve! Great to hear from you. Boston...all I can say is that it's a lot nicer when it's not covered in ice and snow with temps in the single digits. I've been running around PA a little bit and will be going to Grey Fox BG Festival in upstate NY and a few other festivals in the northeast. I still have the D but I am seriously considering letting it go. I'm not sure what it is with this guitar but the Gallagher G-50 consistently delivers more tone and projection. Especially as my technique develops and gets better, it's really easy to hear the difference between the two. Hate to say it...for the price you'd think that the D would at least be equivalent to the G, but I think it's a classic instance of "Your Mileage May Vary".
At 10:32am on June 1, 2008, Eric Wall said…
Hey Steve. Good hearing form you. I'm currently taking fiddle lessons with Pete Martin. Talk about a hard instrument! Need to find an intermediate jamming group in Seattle but that will come to develop my "chops" on guitar and mando. Don't think I'll make it to Darrington this year. Have you been? Take care,
Eric Wall
At 11:01pm on June 6, 2008, Christopher J. Davis said…
Hi Steve

Jim Hurst is doing a workshop at the Cave!?!? Talk about me being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I surely wish I could attend!

You've been to the Kaufman Kamp in the past, right? What was your experience? I'm gearing up to go, and can't wait particularly to hang with Russ Barenberg. I think that he has some of the most killer tone out there.

I just ordered a G-70 from Don Gallagher. It's very much like the 50, except it's got voiced bracing, rosewood back/sides, and a bound fingerboard (the latter of which I honestly couldn't care less about). I was mostly in it to satisfy my recent cravings for a rosewood box. I upgraded the top from Sitka to Adirondack spruce and added the option of a slotted headstock. The countdown begins...
At 12:57am on June 13, 2008, Jim Hurst said…
Hey cowpoke,

Thanx for the message and update. Italy was good and bad. Good in that I loved it there and ate a ton. Bad in that I went over as one of me and because of the food, I came back as two... well almost.

I look forward to seeing you in your neck o' da woods in July.

Best,
Jim

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