here's my short list:
JAZZ: Larry Koonse (probably my all time favorite!), Joe Diorio, Ben Monder, Scott Henderson, Ralph Towner, Peter Bernstein, Pat Metheny, Baden Powell, Wes Montgomery.
BLUEGRASS: Tim Stafford, Bryan Sutton, Kenny Smith, David Grier, Tony Rice, Rob Ickes, Jerry Douglas, Charlie Monroe, Maybelle Carter.
ROCK: Eric Johnson, Eddie Van Halen, Billy Gibbons, Sonny Landreth, Mark Knopfler,
BLUES: Robben Ford, SRV, T-Bone Walker, Big Bill Broonzy, Johnny Winter, Mance Lipscomb, Muddy Waters.
CLASSICAL: David Russell, Steve Kostelnik, Dusan Bogdanovic, John Williams.
COUNTRY: Ray Flacke, Brent Mason, Albert Lee, Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins, Vince Gill
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Any one where I don't have to play the melody EXACTLY they way someone played it 50 years ago. I love tradition, but music has to grow!
Collings, Huss and Dalton, Circa Guitars, Fender, Gibson, Forshage, National, Gretsch, I LIKE EM ALL!
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I was born in New Orleans, moved to texas when I was 2 and grew up in Dallas.
I began my professional career as the opening act for guitarist Larry Carlton. I went to University of Southern California (BM, DMA), and University of Texas (MM), I do session work in Los Angeles and Nashville, and collaborate with dance troupes, spoken word artists, score for film and TV, and produce.
I've had the opportunity to perform/open for the Dixie Dreggs, Bonnie Raitt, Lisa Loeb, and jazz greats Larry Carlton, and Scott Henderson.
Right now, you can hear my TV/Film music on ESPN, VH1, Lifetime Network, WB Network, the History Channel, and the Food Network.
My bluegrass quartet – Honeywagon – has released 3 CDs on CMH records. Our 2nd release “Green Day, Blue Grass” spent over 80 weeks on the Billboard Bluegrass Top 15 Chart.
I have a new double CD coming out in August titled "Gossip, Inspiration, and Slander". 1 CD is Americana, the other a bluegrass version. More info on my website: see link below
I also am a faculty member at Belmont University School of Music in Nashville, Tennessee where he teaches jazz harmony, composition, history of American song, and arranging.
I Love: Collings Guitars, Elliot Capos, Pro Pick Fingerpicks, Red Bear Flatpicks.
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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