David Grier, Russ Barenburg, Bryan Sutton, Charles Sawtelle, Norman Blake, Beppe Gambetta, Scott Nygaard, this list goes on.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Hmmm. Cherokee Shuffle, Highland Rim... that's really a hard question. The list shifts from jam to jam.
my Martin D-41, my new 'burst NGC, Gus's 1953 D-18
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Teach GIS, remote sensing and air photos at the University of Georgia; play guitar, old time banjo and mando and sing lead with my band String Theory (also includes Dick Daniels on bass, guitar, mando and voice); have two sons who are excellent traditional and rock musicians; one wife who doesn't play but indulges us all and joins us at Kamp each year.
Thanks Tommy, Thats what I thought. I have been working on trying to get clean bum diddy's and drop thumbing but when I tried to play some tunes with the guys up to speed all clarity went to hell and volume became nonexistent. I knew I can work on the clarity (repetition breeds confidence, confidence breeds clarity) but the volume thing has been stumping me.
I have heard about the backwards fingerpick thing for clawhammer. I am going to have to try it. Right now my fingernail is at optimum length and I know that conversely means its going to break at any moment. It would be so much better if I didnt have to deal with all that.
Good to hear from you. I guess you will have to call me along with Dr. Mikey at 2 a.m. . I will be waiting!!
I really wish I could come down though, but I can't find anyone to see to the animals. I just have too darn many.
Hi Tommy, Thanks for the freindship. I had a great at Kaufman Kamp this year. Looking forward to seeing you next year. By the way, My daughter will be starting at UGA in the fall. Perhaps when I'm in town we can pick a little.
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