Some great pickers I've been inspired by include Tony Rice, Doc Watson, David Grier, Andy Falco, Clay Hess, Jim Nunally, James Nash, Bryan Sutton, Charles Sawtelle, Mo Canada, John Jorganson, Norman Blake.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
I really enjoy playing all the traditional fiddle tunes out there and seems like an endless amount of more tunes to learn. Lonseome Fiddle Blues, Forked Deer, and Cold Frosty Morning are some of my current favorites.
Currently alternate among a Martin '98 HD-28LSV, '02 D-18V and '05 HD-35.
Hey Dave: Happy New Year! Do you know when you're going to HMC next year? Also, check out the tune "Brilliance" from FGM 2 issues ago - let me know of you do;t have the music and I'll send you the .mp3. By the way, did you ever get a chance to listen to the "Skip Hop and Wobble" cd?
Dave: great playing with you this summer - definitely raised the bar!! Have started singing in earnest - much to the chagrin of my family!!
Been playing "The Mountain" a lot...what a monster album. Also, you should get Steve Martin's "The Crow"...one of the best bluegrass albums I've heard, really beautiful and distinctive playing.