"Ralph, I learned more from your videos in two hours last night than i have learned in the past 6 months!! Thanks so much for your very excellent efforts. All fabulous stuff, especially the cross-picking. Sie Sind Hollandisch. Sprechen Sie…"
"Have owned D28VR, (80's) D35, (70's ) 0015 (early 2000's) and recently bought DR Centennial, marking first century of Dreadnaught production. Has Martin VTS artificially aged top and braces. Greatest sound I have ever heard! I…"
"Fabulous, Louis. Pee Wee King's brother, Gene, Used to run a rare record shop in Louisville some 40 years ago. Johnnie Cash's daughter cut an album entitled "King's Record Store" Magnificent job on a great tune for…"
Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Wayne Henderson, Dan Crary, Maybelle Carter
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Ragtime Annie, Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine, Liberty, St. Anne's Reel, Lost Indian, Cory is Gone, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Wildwood Flower, Red Wing, Under the Double Eagle, Strayaway Child and a million others
Martin, Henderson, Huss & Dalton, Larivee, Taylor
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Got first guitar at age seven, Started listening to Joan Baez, Doc Watson, and Carter Family when I was 13, First heard Mississippi John Hurt and Ian & Sylvia in college. Love flatpicking and fingerpicking equally. In broadcasting in Louisville in early 70's and emceed Bluegrass Festival of The United States on radio, TV, and on stage for several years. Have owned a bazillion guitars. Since I retired 7 years ago, I practice 3 or 4 hours each day, just cuz I love it