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Favorite Flatpickers
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!
Favorite Guitars
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.
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http://www.bluegrassguitar.com

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At 9:01am on December 12, 2008, Bob Minner said…
Welcome!
At 9:43am on December 12, 2008, Bob Minner said…
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.
At 3:15pm on December 12, 2008, Steve Kilby said…
Good to see you here. Thanks again for all your help. Steve Kilby
At 8:33am on December 15, 2008, Greg Morton said…
Hi Steve,
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.
Cheers,
Greg Morton
At 7:41pm on December 21, 2008, Allen Shadd said…
Steve, thanks for the kind words, and I remember meeting you that day at Wayne's shop. I enjoy your website and thanks for all the work you put into it.

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