Yes, we should get together soon. Don't worry about where your playing is, just worry about where it's going to be. I never let my students set ceilings for themselves. Learning goes in stages and learning how to break things down in digestible forms..just like learning to read. I think I maybe able to help you make some real progress.
Thanks for the kind words about my playing and Prairie Flyer, I hope you make it out to somemore festivals this year. Give a call and lets set up some picking time...(503) 730-0005 Cell. All the best...Steve
Come out to Forest Grove and we could have lunch and pick. Don't worry about your playing...besides I take on beginners if they are ambitious. Most beginners are just too lazy at first and I don't have the patience with them if they are wasting their time and my time. I sit with you and teach ya....just buy lunch.
Thanks William - sounds like a reasonable approach. Turns out I have the video ( on the DVD 'Legends of Flatpicking Guitar') and Dan Miller has a basic version in Flatpicking Essentials Vol. 2, and a more advanced improvisational version with Tim May in Vol. 5 (which really sounds a lot like quintessential Norman). So I'm well armed - just need to find lots of time.