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Fun at Bluegrass Week

Here's an example of the fune we had at Mars Hill Bluegrass Week. Jack lawrence (left) is playing his 53' D-28 and Steve Kilby (right) is playing his 54' D-28. Recorded June 22, 2011.

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YEMBJcd-98&feature=related

Added by Steve Kilby on June 30, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

Bluegrass Week

I had a great time at Mars Hill Bluegrass Week last week. Had great students, heard great music, played some great guitars, got to hang out and jam with Roland White. The week was almost perfect for me. Back home now and back to my usual boring routine life.

Added by Steve Kilby on June 26, 2011 at 9:43am — No Comments

Bluegrass Week

I'm officially here in Mars Hill NC ready to teach guitar at Bluegrass Week. Sharing a 4 room dorm room with Wayne Erbsen, Dave Talbot and Jack Lawrence. Had a small jam tonight and talked over old times. Jack knows a lot about early bluegrass because he grew up hanging around a place named The Lake Norman Music Hall where his dad ran the sound system. He saw and got to know everyone in bluegrass and country music. He said his favorite memory of being there was when Jerry Lee Lewis played… Continue

Added by Steve Kilby on June 19, 2011 at 8:56pm — 1 Comment

Wayne Henderson Festival

Looking forward to the Wayne Henderson festival this weekend at Grayson Highlands State Park here in Mouth of Wilson VA. Gonna hear the hot new bluegrass group The Boxcar's, and of course I'll be in the guitar contest once again .... just to make the odds better for the winner ... :)

Added by Steve Kilby on June 15, 2011 at 10:08am — 2 Comments

Bluegrass In The Blue Ridge

Just wanted to update everyone on this week long camp at which I will be the intermediate guitar instructor next week.

http://www.mhc.edu/bluegrass

 

We should have a great time with Dave Talbot, Jack Lawrence, Roland White, Bryan McDowell and the other instructors listed.  Hope many of you would consider attending this camp. Located in the beautiful mountains of NC just north of Asheville. What could be better than Bluegrass in…

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Added by Steve Kilby on June 12, 2011 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Best beginner flatpicking guitar

I've been asked often what might be the best beginner guitar as far as flatpicking is concerned. It has been my experience of playing several of the newer chinese made guitars that either a Silver Creek D size or a Blue Ridge D-size would make a good dependable beginner flatpicking guitar. It would aslo depend on your budget as too which one you should buy, a mahogany or rosewood model. Blue Ridge makes a BR-160A which features an Adirondack top that sounds great and will cost around $750 to… Continue

Added by Steve Kilby on June 12, 2011 at 10:46am — 3 Comments

Tune of the Month

Hi fellow flatpickers, Steve Kilby here with my first blog post. I've been posting on Flatpick-L for a number of years now. Just wanted to let everyone here know about my Tune of the Month program. The details are on my website www.kilbymusic.com and we are right now having a Christmas sale on past volumes of Tune of the Month. Hope to be involved in some flatpicking blogs here and make many new friends. Steve Kilby

Added by Steve Kilby on December 8, 2008 at 8:41pm — 4 Comments

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