Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Dan Crary, Clarence White, Tony Rice, Russ Barenberg, Steve Kaufman, Tyler Grant, Steve Kilby, Allen Shadd, Dudley Hill
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
St. Anne's Reel, Red Haired Boy, Soldier's Joy, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Blackberry Blossom, Black Mountain Rag, Beaumont Rag, Old Joe Clark, and many more!
I love Martin mahogany dreads and am privileged to own a D-18 Authentic and a 1958 D-18, 1998. I also love my '98 Collings D2H Brazilian/Adirondack and my maple 2001 Collings SJ
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I started playing guitar during the folk revival in the early 60's. I started gravitating towards Bluegrass when I heard Glen Campbell's 12-String Guitar albums and The Dillards. The defining moment for me was the first time I heard Doc Watson playing Black Mountain Rag from the '63 Bluegrass at Newport album. I had never heard anyone play like that before, and I took up my flatpicking journey right then and there. I put my guitar away for many years when I started my work career, but took it up seriously again in the mid-90's. Music is a journey for me, and an integral part of my life now.
Yeah, playing ole hoss was a bit surreal. I grew up on that
Will The Circle Be Unbroken album, and hearing Doc and Merle Travis talk about it. It is a seriously great guitar and a true piece of guitar history.
Welcome to the Flatpicking Guitar Network ! We are all truly "Honored"
to have you as a friend. Steve Thanks to you for helping other guitarist
via your wonderful web site : Bluegrass Guitar Homepage.
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The Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival is presented March 13-15, 2009 at the Holiday Inn Select in Claymont, DE. by Wilmington Wintergrass, Inc., as we proudly present our 2nd annual all-indoor festival.Featuring 2 stages, workshops, jamsSee More