Tony Rice, Doc Watson, and maybe David Grier for flatpicking but many more more relative to other styles. BB King, Earl Klugh, Chet Atkins, Pat Methany, Lee Ritenour, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton and more. Since I am a banjo and mandolin player, there are many others (Alan Munde, Bela Fleck, Jerry Garcia, Sam Bush, Earl SCruggs, and John Hartford). The list goes on.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
My favorite tune is always the next one I am trying to learn. I just love playing them all (although there is always one or two I could pass on).
BB King Lucille Electric, Martin D45V and Martin D-18
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
For over 30 years, I have taught and in performed as a musician. In addition to on-stage performances, I've played in various venues from outdoor festivals to small nightclubs. My diverse background includes rock, pop, blues, jazz, classical, country and bluegrass styles. In addition to performing, I teach individual and a variety of group classes in guitar, five-string banjo and mandolin. I take an interest in each student to ensure that they receive personal attention and lesson plans that meet their needs. My lessons and instructional materials place an emphasis on music theory to ensure that the student understands the instrument and how to improvise to develop their own style. I am the author of five instructional books on CD for guitar, banjo and mandolin. Please see my website for further information at www.fretmentor.com.