Clarence White, Tony Rice, Charles Sawtelle, Norman Blake, Mark O'Connor, David Grier, Tim Stafford, Doc Watson, Jack Lawrence, Wyatt Rice, Clay Hess, Dan Crary, and many others
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Beaumont rag, Blackberry Blossom, Stoney Point, Stoney Creek, Ragtime Annie, I'm a pilgrim, Manzanita, Swing 51, Big Mon, Salt Creek, Durham' Bull, Gone Fishing and many many more...
1954 Martin D-18, 1972 Martin D-28S, 1964 Martin O-18 and JP Aleman 1935 - D28 Tony Rice Copy
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I began to play Flatpicking guitar when I was 14. My first influences were Doc Watson and Clarence White. After having played during a few years Watson style, I work styles of Tony Rice and Clarence White. Today I compose my own pieces.
To me another person is very importante, Charles Sawtelle, great personality flatpicking guitar player, no possible to do a copy of his style... I just saw Charles one time in my life, it was in 1984 or 85 with Hot Rize, great SOUVENIR.
Salut Laurent, désolé de te répondre avec un peu retard. J'espère que tout roule bien pour toi et ta petite famille. Je suis content de voir et de lire de bonnes nouvelles dans notre fanzine "BLUEGRASS", un duo de flat avec Dorian quel bonheur pour nous tous amateurs de bonne guitare faltpicking. Si je peux être utile pour qui que ce soit avec ce nouveau projet, fais moi le savoir, aide de recherche de concerts, mettre quelques billes pour un futur enregistrement;), car j'adhère complètement à votre musique (bel aperçu à La Roche).
Belles photos, et je rejoints Philippe, c'est quoi cette tête de Rockbridge? tu as ça en stock? lol
Bises à vous tous
Hello laurent, thankyou for your kind words about my playing and my band - we had a wonderful time in La Roche the jam on the last night was my favourite part of the festival! Next year we will be playing at the Country Rendez-vous festival and coming back to La Roche. Hope to see you there - maybe we can have a jam together! warmest Wishes from the Uk love Sophia x
Found a solution to an often mentioned problem when having installed a piezo type bridge plate pickup transducer. The consensus of several Internet responders who have done this is that while the sound from strings 2 through 6 is good, the high e-string is way too quiet with no real ring, sustain, etc. Some have suggested moving the transducer for that string away from a brace, Adding a 4th transducer, a not so easy job, etc.I recently installed a JJB pickup (jjbelectronics) in a 40 year old…See More
I play two-thirds of a guitar. I have some wrist issues with fretting the 6th string. I enjoy finger picking but have been an avid follower of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine for about 6 years. I find Dan Huckabee's beginners arrangements great for the bari-uke. I have also found much of Adam Granger's work suits my DGBE tuning.I once took a class from Dan Miller in Palo Alto, California and he told me that his daughter was playing the baritone uke. I have e-mailed Adam about his new FGM…See More
"I have a left handed Blue Chip TAD 3R 40 pick and I find it a great pick to use, no scraping and quick on the strings. The only problem is that the tone is quite bass-y which is great for lead picking or Mandolin but not so good for rhythm…"