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Favorite Flatpickers
Mattingly, Gotfryd, Fox, Gilles, Clark
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Ragtime Annie, Kitchen Girl, Red-Haired Boy
Favorite Guitars
2003 Jim Shenk, 1961 Gibson LG2, 2004 Martin HD28, 1969 YA AHA FG140
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I've played guitar since I was 11. Like many my age, I learned on the hits of the Folk/Rock era. Musical heros were the usual suspects: James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Simon, Jim Croce, Don McLean, CSN, ...you know the stuff.

Then I heard John Hartford and Tony Rice. My musical world changed forever.

I listen to everything and play as wide a range of music as I listen to. I flatpick fiddle tunes (and have lately taken to arranging them for fingerstyle), play jazz standards, and still have a fond affection for that folk rock that started it all.
Do you have a website?
http://www.baumanstoneware.com

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Saturday at Shenk Guitars

I had a terrific Saturday.

One of my favorite places in the world to hang out is in "Wooden Music" -- Jim Shenk's guitar shop in Goshen Indiana.…

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Posted on February 14, 2010 at 9:30am

It's Code, Not Cliché

It’s Code, Not Cliché



Chuck, the owner of the local Ace Hardware, has made a practice of tapping a great, knowledgeable but inexpensive workforce -- retired old guys.



One day after I had spent about forty minutes getting one of the old guys to cut me 50 feet of 1/16" cable, Chuck approached me in the aisle as I headed toward the checkout. He wanted to know if the service I got from the old guy was OK.



"You know, Ed's 88." he said, "I like the idea of these guys… Continue

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 3:14pm

GuitarHelp Hotline



GuitarHelp Hotline



Hello! And welcome to the new Guitar Information Hotline! For your convenience we have installed the following menu to aid you in connecting with the right help for answering those tough to answer guitar questions.



If you have questions regarding major chords, please press 1, 3, 5



If your question is about minor chords please press 1, 2 followed by the “pound sign”,… Continue

Posted on September 27, 2009 at 3:07pm — 5 Comments

My New Red Bear



Got my new Red Bear in yesterday's mail.



It's got a wonderful feel and though I don't feel the "grips", it's better having them where they are than up as high as they used to be. The roundness of this "F" shape seems to make a smoother sound than the "C" I've been playing with lately. The "C" may be slightly louder, being pointier as it is, but the new "F" seems to bring out fewer extraneous noises.



I like a completely… Continue

Posted on September 6, 2009 at 11:53am

Evinrude



Evinrude the boat from shore, Halleluiah

Evinrude the boat from shore, Halleluiah



Wind it up and pull the rope, Halleluiah

Putt-putt, pull again and hope, Halleluiah



Hold the choke when it's chilly and cold, Halleluiah

Back the throttle when the spark takes hold, Halleluiah



Grab the handle, steer from the dock, Halleluiah

Blessed days off of the clock, Halleluiah



Fishing's just…
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Posted on May 19, 2009 at 3:35am

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At 11:03am on December 15, 2008, John Carlini said…
Hi John,
Thanks for your comment. I'm glad that you enjoy "Vermont". I played it last night on a gig with a great vocalist, Bill Robinson.
I'll have to listen to the recording with Don again and get back to you with a more detailed answer...but the short version is that I literally do not have a clue what I am going to play before I play it! I approach it from a "jazz piano" perspective. It's a concept on which I have worked very hard over the years by listening, studying, gigging and experimenting combined with the opportunity of having studied with some wonderful people!
But I will get back to you with some spec's.
Thanks again and Happy Holidays!
John C
At 8:31am on January 28, 2010, tony byrne said…
hey john, this is not flatpickin related, but what breed of dog is that is it a timber wolf, my kids want one , cheers tony

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