TO COOL! I found you :-) Love this new Forum and I THANK YOU FOR ADDING ME AS FRIEND! Keep in touch and still hope (!) to find you playing somewhere in California soonYour TRUEST Fan :-) Marguerite Burnett
Enjoyed seeing you on the Craig Ferguson show tonight with your pal Billy Bob. Fun stuff! We've got to get you back to Winfield one of these days too.
Sorry we couldn't get to Salina for the concert up there!
My name is Mike Pullen and I wanted to let you know how much your Flatpick Jam video's have helped me. I looked for a long time for something laid out as these are with the different speeds (I'm slow) with the alternating rhythms. I'm playing a few tunes at medium/slow. I seem to have reached a plateau on speed but I will keep working on it. Remember the old capo with the bone leading edge? I have a great sounding Thompson HD28 and I still won't use any other capo on it just becouse of the tone. I even still have a couple of those bull horn picks although I don't use them any more. Remember those? Anyway you've helped me more than any other and i let anyone know about your stuff when I get the chance. I'm going to do a friend request if you don't mind although I'm not sure yet what the advantages are to that. Also I'd like to reccommend you to a local promoter with your permission. We have a coffee house/Hotel where we have concerts once a month with a very receptive audience of around 50 people. In January we will have Beppe Gambetta who is the only Flatpicker this town of 2500 has ever seen. I do my best to expose people to flatpicking in this area but right now I'm about the only one. I thought you might be interested in the gig because we are not that far from you. Davis, Okla. It is an unplugged show and usually pays the preformer $500 plus a night in a very nice room. It also helps raise money for local charities. Anyway I know it would make my day to have you play here sometime. If your interested I'll give your name to the promoter. Thanks for making me better. Mike Pullen
AWWW BRAD~ So good to hear from you! I love this forum, and I will still maintain that it was YOU who, years agao on MySpace, revived the best of the BEST music in me
reintroducing THE NEW GRASS REVIVAL into my life ~ an era/a genre that quite literally sprouted a legendary new NewGrass/Bluegrass/Genre of itself!
With the likes of THE ONE, THE ONLY :-) John the man COWAN, Béla Fleck and Californian Pat Flynn, Sam BUSH (YEHAWWWWW) I feel so VERY fortunate to have been party to seening these MULTI TALENTED Musical Heros of mine who still thrive, doing what they do so well YET!
Thanks as well, sheeesh!, for turning me onto Coffee Fool coffee, as I must say it is GREAT stuff (I buy it all the time)
Missed you at the Festival in Goldeen Gate Partk this year, and It is my DREAM to still get to see you,
(and would it not be the biggest JOY EVER to actually find you WITH JOHN COWAN as we'd so discussed years back???). I found a Newgrass Buff in these parts of Calif., who did a Bluegrass Radio Show out of Grass Valley for 15 years, thus we've been to many shows and BOTH feel the same about New Grass revival.
Stay in touch as you can, my man- your CD'S are alla on my i-pnone!
Enjoy life- you make mine better, certainly!~ Marguerite
Hey Brad, we have picked together enough to be friends for sure, but I have to admit that on that 4th round I do get alittle peeved when you look up and just grin, right at the end of your break as if to say "YOU WISH!" haha I've even threw a few explicitives your way. hehe
I do enjoy the flatpick jams, and I just saw where they are downloadable in MP3 from Flatpick digital. you and Dan are cool.
Nice job at Rockit Music in Brea. You, Tim May, and Dan Miller did some very fine pickin' and singin'. I enjoyed the whole evening very much, but I especially liked your song, "This World Ain't No Child Anymore." It is a very fine piece with a very interesting arrangement. Although I bought "I'm not Gonna' Let My Blues Get Me Down Tonight," I am going to pick up "This World..." right away.
Thanks for a great night.
Brad, whats up Buddy?? we have a mutual friend... Bull Harman.. He was amazed when I let him play my TF360SBG!!! first thing he said is "Oh man, I gotta tell Brad I finally played one of these" anyway, just wanted to say hey!! BTW your Flatpick Jam DVD's have been a huge help to me... Thanks!!!
Hello Brad and Brad Fans,
I am desperately trying to find a copy of the bluebook of acoustic speed picking
Can anyone help me find a copy, i've tried everywhere. Hey maybe Brad will read this and re-issue this publication. Thankyou
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