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Favorite Flatpickers
Tony Rice, Norman Blake, Bryan Sutton, David Grier, Clarence White
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Blackberry Blossom, Salt Creek, Red Haired Boy, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Forked Deer, Billy In The Lowground.
Favorite Guitars
Martin D-28's
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My name is Steve Kilby. I live and teach Flatpicking in Mouth of Wilson VA. I was born in 1954 in North Wilkesboro NC. I've played in several NC bluegrass bands over the years. My wife, Penny Kilby and I now play together. We both have Henderson and Edmonds handmade guitars and we love old Martins.
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Fun at Bluegrass Week

Here's an example of the fune we had at Mars Hill Bluegrass Week. Jack lawrence (left) is playing his 53' D-28 and Steve Kilby (right) is playing his 54' D-28. Recorded June 22, 2011.



Posted on June 30, 2011 at 10:41am

Bluegrass Week

I had a great time at Mars Hill Bluegrass Week last week. Had great students, heard great music, played some great guitars, got to hang out and jam with Roland White. The week was almost perfect for me. Back home now and back to my usual boring routine life.

Posted on June 26, 2011 at 9:43am

Bluegrass Week

I'm officially here in Mars Hill NC ready to teach guitar at Bluegrass Week. Sharing a 4 room dorm room with Wayne Erbsen, Dave Talbot and Jack Lawrence. Had a small jam tonight and talked over old times. Jack knows a lot about early bluegrass because he grew up hanging around a place named The Lake Norman Music Hall where his dad ran the sound system. He saw and got to know everyone in bluegrass and country music. He said his favorite memory of being there was when Jerry Lee Lewis played… Continue

Posted on June 19, 2011 at 8:56pm — 1 Comment

Wayne Henderson Festival

Looking forward to the Wayne Henderson festival this weekend at Grayson Highlands State Park here in Mouth of Wilson VA. Gonna hear the hot new bluegrass group The Boxcar's, and of course I'll be in the guitar contest once again .... just to make the odds better for the winner ... :)

Posted on June 15, 2011 at 10:08am — 2 Comments

Bluegrass In The Blue Ridge

Just wanted to update everyone on this week long camp at which I will be the intermediate guitar instructor next week.



We should have a great time with Dave Talbot, Jack Lawrence, Roland White, Bryan McDowell and the other instructors listed.  Hope many of you would consider attending this camp. Located in the beautiful mountains of NC just north of Asheville. What could be better than Bluegrass in…


Posted on June 12, 2011 at 12:01pm

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At 10:08am on December 8, 2008, Bill Startz said…
HI Steve,
Welcome to the board..
What do you think of the MerleFest Lineup next year .. Should be some great shows !
I am really lookin forward to it !

At 9:43pm on December 8, 2008, Steve Kilby said…
My photo here was taken at the Wilmington Delaware Jam hosted by David Bromberg. I'm playing my 1946 D-28 just three days after purchasing it. Steve Kilby
At 4:20am on December 9, 2008, Bill Startz said…
Jammin with David Bromberg .. whoa..thats cool !
He was my first flatpicking hero !
You and Penny will always hold a special place at our fest.. You guys were the very first Performers to grace the stage !
Who knows what the future holds ..
See ya in April !

At 4:30am on December 9, 2008, Bill Startz said…

At 4:45am on December 9, 2008, Larry Robinson said…
We'll be there.

Mary & Larry
At 1:16pm on December 9, 2008, Dan Miller said…
Hi Steve,
Welcome to the network! I hope you are doing well.
At 4:02pm on December 9, 2008, Tim Maines said…
Thank you for asking to be a friend. It is an honor. Excellent teacher and guitar player. Look forward to picking with you one day.
At 5:45pm on December 10, 2008, jj said…
Hi Steve
nice to hear from you Hope al is well with you and Penny I saw where you picked up a nive B-day present... Congrats trying to find one myself but these times are hard... as for the 000 wish i could but right at this moment I am trying to stay afloat and sell some of mine I have a very very nice clean '54 00-18 if you know anyone interested. all the best for the holidays jj
At 5:43pm on December 11, 2008, Dan Delancey said…
Hey, Steve....Good to hear from you; sorry we won't be able to be there for New Years Eve but pick one for us.
Hope you and Penny are okay and have a good Christmas -- looking forward to getting out in June for Wayne's festival again.
At 10:12am on January 10, 2009, Scott Gantt said…
Hi Steve...HNY!.. Hey, I put up some pictures of the Wilmington Jam on my photo post/page

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