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May 2010 Blog Posts (13)

Remembered not forgotten

Here’s a funny story...more of a giggle “Ha!” than a laugh factory, but it’s still a worthy tale none the less. Not to mention it’s all true, every bit of it I know. I was there.

When I was young and found out that my grandfather was in WWII I asked him what he did. He told me that he was a flier in the Pacific theatre, but he never wanted to elaborate. Told me that those things were best forgotten, and that Grandma’d have his hide if he told me.

What was I going to say?… Continue

Added by Trevor on May 31, 2010 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 17

Hello all

Not managed to blog much this week but….

This week’s noodle is:

Matt Stevens (Acoustic/Electric Guitars/Fender Rhodes) and Kevin Feazey(Programming/Keyboards/Percussion) - Blue Filter - Produced by Kevin Feazey @ Pinna Studios

This week’s noodle is the one that got away from Ghost- the new album thats released on tuesday. I really wanted this to be on… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on May 30, 2010 at 6:12am — No Comments

Acoustic Night 10 - Genova, Italy (produced by Beppe Gambetta) with Beppe Gambetta, Tony McManus, Bruce Molsky, Patty Larkin, Darrell Scott, Mike Marshall

"...My "Acoustic Night" is a love gesture for Genoa. As I'm always traveling around the world, for once I welcome in my hometown the numerous great foreign guitarists I have met. This year, the 10th Anniversary, I celebrate with the greatest ever seen on the Teatro della Corte stage since 2001 until today, and some of them will play here together for the first time ever..." (Beppe Gambetta)…


Added by Beppe Gambetta on May 30, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Broken Duck!

A couple of weeks ago at the Bluegrass jamming session in Lauries Bar, Glasgow, I stepped forward for the first time and broke my duck. Took my geetar since I had just bought a new swish padded gig-bag and with a view to accompanying myself on some songs since, atm, I cannot play chords on the mandolin and sing at the same time.

Started with a simple…


Added by David Cornelius on May 28, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 16

This week’s noodle is:

Matt Stevens (Acoustic Guitars/programing) - Big Calm

This week’s noodle is my contribution to the Cafe Noodle community project Big Calm. To quote my friend Tom Slatter’s blog this is what its all about:

“The Brief:

Compose a piece of music using/inspired by the title ‘Big Calm’. The piece must be in D minor

-(How exactly you interpret the term ‘In D Minor’ is up to you. If you want to modulate at some point do, but it will… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on May 23, 2010 at 7:32am — No Comments

Tim May and Dan Miller workshop and house concert feedback

Thanks to TIm May and Dan Miller for a very successful flatpicking workshop and house concert last night
(05/21/2010). I had lots of positive feedback and enjoyed picking with you guys. Great job!

Added by Jim Cornwell on May 22, 2010 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 15

This week’s noodle is:

Matt Stevens (Acoustic Guitars/loops) - Box(Improvised live to digital tape at Improv Friday)

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This week's noodle is a completely improvised… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on May 16, 2010 at 1:20am — No Comments

Donating a guitar to a needy young, beginning bluegrasser in Nashville.

I am deeply saddened to see the loss that Nashville is seeing in the flood. I feel that music wipes the dirt from the soul in times of need. While I don’t have a very expensive guitar ($180 cort, Dreadnought style

guitar),I keep this as an extra guitar that I keep at work. I’d like to donate

it to a young beginner bluegrasser that may have a guitar too far gone for repair. It’s not much

of a guitar (better than nothing) but I’d love to help someone out in the…


Added by scott on May 6, 2010 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Back from Merlefest / Tony RIce

Hey Everyone,

I just got back from Merlefest. Tim Stafford and the crew from Word or Mouth Press were there to release the fantastic new Tony Rice biography: Still Inside

I picked up 5 boxes of the book and so we now have it available for sale at Flatpicking Mercantile.

For more information about the book, and to order your copy, go to:…


Added by Dan Miller on May 4, 2010 at 5:50pm — 1 Comment

Tim May and Dan Miller in California

Flatpicking Guitar Workshops & Concerts in California

with Tim May & Dan Miller

May 19th through May 23rd as follows:

Wednesday, May 19th:

Sacramento (Workshop and Concert)

The Fifth String

930 Alhambra Boulevard

Sacramento, CA 95816-4479

(916) 442-8282


Workshop 6:30 to 8:00

Concert 8:30 to 10:00

Thursday, May 20th:

Chico… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on May 4, 2010 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

New Issue: May/June 2010

This edition is Volume 14, Number 4 of the magazine and features Scott Fore of Radford, Virginia on our cover. In this issue we also feature Jack Covell, a veteran guitar player who has built up a good size body of students studying the flatpicking style in Kentucky. Also, our CD highlight column features Aaron McCloskey, a fine young flatpicker from Colorado who holds the guitar spot in Steve Smith's band Hard Road. Plus all of our regular columnist provide you will enough material to help… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on May 4, 2010 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 13


This week’s noodle is:

Matt Stevens (Guitars/Loops/whammy pedal) - Big Sky - Ghost Preview. Produced by Kevin Feazey at Pinna Studios 2009

This is a song from my new album Ghost which is out on the 1st of June. You can reserve a Limited Edition CD copy here. Its the only solo guitar song… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on May 2, 2010 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Downtown Freddy Brown on Youtube

Better late than never I have entered the electronic era...OK very late. I have posted a few vids of me playing ukulele and guitar. Check it out if you feel so inclined. I value your encouragement.

Added by Downtown Freddy Brown on May 1, 2010 at 7:52am — No Comments

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