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. :)
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.
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.
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
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.
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".
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,
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...
Found a solution to an often mentioned problem when having installed a piezo type bridge plate pickup transducer. The consensus of several Internet responders who have done this is that while the sound from strings 2 through 6 is good, the high e-string is way too quiet with no real ring, sustain, etc. Some have suggested moving the transducer for that string away from a brace, Adding a 4th transducer, a not so easy job, etc.I recently installed a JJB pickup (jjbelectronics) in a 40 year old…See More
I play two-thirds of a guitar. I have some wrist issues with fretting the 6th string. I enjoy finger picking but have been an avid follower of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine for about 6 years. I find Dan Huckabee's beginners arrangements great for the bari-uke. I have also found much of Adam Granger's work suits my DGBE tuning.I once took a class from Dan Miller in Palo Alto, California and he told me that his daughter was playing the baritone uke. I have e-mailed Adam about his new FGM…See More
"I have a left handed Blue Chip TAD 3R 40 pick and I find it a great pick to use, no scraping and quick on the strings. The only problem is that the tone is quite bass-y which is great for lead picking or Mandolin but not so good for rhythm…"