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
"I recently came across a steel string parlor guitar made by P. Benson, in Minneapolis. It's really a nice little instrument--well built, comfortable, very much like an old Martin 00-18 (mahogany, slotted headstock, pyramid bridge, ladder…"
"My gear is much better than my skill - for straight flatpickin', I play a Martin D-18 Authentic 1937. My go-to guitar for just about everything else (and it flatpicks just fine, thank you) is my Huss & Dalton D-RH with a Red Spruce top.…"
"Hey Craig. Thanks for the kind comment. The credit for this version should really go To Steve Kaufman who's arrangement it is. Good luck with your bluegrass studies, it's wonderful music and great fun to play. I look forward to…"
"Thanks Mike. I have to prove to myself that I can play the material as written but once I've done that I start to allow myself some leeway to have fun and drop in my own bits. There's not too much space to do that in SK's version of…"