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July 2008 Blog Posts (5)

New at Flatpickdigital.com!

We have just added a few PDF instructional books, and the audio files to Brad Davis' popular Flatpick Jam accompaniment series, to the list of downloadable items at flatpickdigital.com. Two of the downloadable books are FGM compilations and provide the best Flatpicking instruction you'll find for the money (a ton of great material). You can check out the new additions here:… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on July 31, 2008 at 7:41am — No Comments

Flatpicking Guitar Magazines and CDs

I exchanged e-mails with Dan Miller on this matter and he suggested I blog it, so here goes.



I have recently moved and find myself downsizing a number of things.



I have every Flatpicking Guitar magazine ever printed plus all the accompanying issue CDs (when they started) and I find myself needing to find a new home for this material. It is all in great shape having been kept in a climate controlled and smoke-free environment.



I don't know what this material… Continue

Added by Phil Connor on July 24, 2008 at 8:16am — No Comments

Flat pick on the Eastern Shore of VA

Sure would like to play more fiddle tunes and less Bluegrass with other folk. I'm curious to see if I might hear from anyone in this area. I do manage to leave home and get a good dose going to Allegheny Echoes, Augusta, etc. But. Playing closer to home would be handy - not to mention the savings in gas. Call if you're in the area. 757-442-6008. Tom W.

Added by Tom Wescott on July 20, 2008 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

Music Festival

I have just returned July11,12,13 from the Big Horn Mountain Music Festival, in Buffalo Wy. What a great time, spending time in guitar seminars with Jeff Troxel and Kenny Smith. The great musicians were very inspirational and gave lots of great advise. Seeing friends and spending time listening to new musicians and making new friends is what I love about festivals. thanks to all who participated and I am looking forward to more in the future.
Orrin

Added by Orrin Joy on July 17, 2008 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival Winners

The 31st Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival was held July 11 - 13, 2008 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.



In the Guitar category, flatpicker Robert Bowlin (Bill Monroe, Osbourne Brothers, Kathy Mattea bands) of Illinois took first place. His current CD is "Six String Soliloquy", and it was released on FGM Records in 2007. He was also profiled in Volume 11, Issue 4 of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, and is featured on the Flatpicking 2007 sampler. In second place was 21 year old Josh… Continue

Added by Jared Ingersol on July 13, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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