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Flatpicking Guitar Magazine Nov/Dec 2013 Issue Now Available

The November/December 2013 edition (Volume 18, Number 1), of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine features Joey McKenzie of The Quebe Sisters Band on the cover and some of Joey's great Western swing back up. Additionally, we highlight Michael Daves who has recorded and toured in a duo with Chris Thile. Michael, originally…

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Added by Dan Miller on November 6, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments

Check Out Our Upgraded Website at www.flatpick.com

We haven recently upgraded and updated the Flatpicking Guitar Magazine website at www.flatpick.com.

Please check it out!  We have added a lot of new instructional items for the acoustic guitar player and guitar accessories like cases, capos, strands, straps, strings, picks, and much more.  Please check it out at www.flatpick.com

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Added by Dan Miller on November 6, 2013 at 11:54am — No Comments

November/December 2012 issue now available

The November/December 2012 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is now available! This issue features Carl Miner on the cover.  Carl is a former National Flatpicking Champion and is currently touring with the Greencards. In this issue we also feature Mike Cramer, a talented guitar player and teacher from Minnesota, and we highlight Eli West, the guitarist who is now actively touring the country with his musical partner Cahalen Morrison. Our regular columnist are here as always and many of…

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Added by Dan Miller on November 2, 2012 at 12:12pm — 1 Comment

Rest in Peace Doc!

Our founding father, mentor, legend, teacher, and hero has passed.  We will miss you Doc!…

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Added by Dan Miller on May 30, 2012 at 8:38am — 6 Comments

Flatpicking Guitar Magazine March/April 2012 Issue Now Available

The March/April 2012 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is now available. This is Volume 16, Number 3 of the magazine. This issue features Jake Stargel on the cover. During the past 5 years Jake has toured with The Lovell Sisters, The Greencards, Barefoot, Mountain Heart, and Sierra Hull. Additionally, this issue features Julian Lage, who is not a teacher at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and our CD…

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Added by Dan Miller on March 7, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Flatpicking Guitar Magazine January/February 2012 Issue Now Available!

The January/February 2012 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is now available. This issue features Jack Pearson on the cover. Jack is well known in the blues and rock worlds, having toured with the Allman Brothers in the 1990s,…

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Added by Dan Miller on January 15, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

November/December 2011 Issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is Now Available

The November/December 2011 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is now availabe! This is a very special issue, one that has the intention and focus of getting you off to a good start if you are new to Flatpicking or bringing you back to an emphasis of the basics of the art if you have been picking for a while. Each of our talented columnists have presented a topic that is fundamental to your development as a flatpicking guitar player. They have each done an amazing job with…

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Added by Dan Miller on November 1, 2011 at 9:02am — No Comments

Flatpicking Guitar Magazine September/October 2011 issue Now Available!

The September/October 2011 edition of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is now available. This edition is Volume 15, Number 6 of the magazine and features David Grisman's guitar player Grant Gordy on the cover. Additionally we feature Caleb Smith a picker from the mountains of North Carolina who performs with the band Balsam Range and we highlight a wonderful fiddle tune CD that features New Jersey flatpicker Van Manakas.…

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Added by Dan Miller on August 31, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Flatpicking Guitar Magazine July/August 2011 Issue

The July/August 2011 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is now available in hard copy format at http://www.flatpickingmercantile.com and in a digital download format at http://www.flatpickdigital.com.  This issue features Matt Arcara, Reggie Harris, and Jonathan Maness, plus great articles from our regular columnists.  Check it out!

Added by Dan Miller on July 2, 2011 at 8:40am — No Comments

New FGM Fiddle Tune Issue

The March/April 2011 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is now available! In this issue we present our second special fiddle tune issue (featuring all guest columnists). We presented the first special fiddle tune issue back a couple of years ago in Volume 13, Number 4 and it was so well received by our readers, we decided to do it again. In this issue our guest columnists present 2 arrangements each of twenty fiddle tune standards. So grab your guitar! It is time to expand your fiddle tune…

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Added by Dan Miller on March 5, 2011 at 4:20am — 1 Comment

Brad Davis, Tim May, and Dan Miller Workshop/Concert Tour in Texas

I just finished booking a 10-day Texas guitar workshop and concert tour for Brad Davis, Tim May and I. It starts January 21st in Dallas. We'll also be in Commerce, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. I look forward to kicking off 2011 with our Texas friends! Stay tuned for details.

Added by Dan Miller on November 18, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Flatpicking Guitar Magazine November/December 2010 Issue

The November/December 2010 edition of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is now available. This edition is Volume 15, Number 1 of the magazine and features Lincoln Meyers, the lead guitar player for Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, on our cover. Also featured in this issue is Chicago area native Eric Lambert and Jeremy Fritz from East Tennessee. We also include an article about Oliver Guitars. In honor of the upcoming holidays many of our regular columnists have provided you with some Christmas music,… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on November 4, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Tim May and Dan Miller Workshops

Tim May and I are currently in the middle of our mid-west Flatpicking Workshop tour. Thanks to everyone who came out in Memphis and Tulsa. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Wichita this weekend. From there we are going to Lawrence, Kansas, then Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and Missouri. If you are interested in attending, our schedule can be found on the events page. Come on out! We love having the opportunity to meet people from the… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on October 15, 2010 at 8:16am — No Comments

Flatpicking Guitar Podcast with Maro Kawabata

This edition of the Flatpicking Guitar Magazine podcast features our good friend Maro Kawabata who has just released a new CD on FGM Records titled Sunset Drive. The CD features the guitar playing of both Maro and Wyatt Rice. Wyatt also engineered and co-produced the project and Maro brought in a great line up of bluegrass pickers and singers to help him out, including Rickie Simpkins, Sammy Shelor, Adam Steffey, Ronnie Rice, Don Rigsby, Andy Hall, Patty Mitchell, and Richard Bennett. You can… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on June 16, 2010 at 1:08pm — 1 Comment

Back from Merlefest / Tony RIce

Hey Everyone,



I just got back from Merlefest. Tim Stafford and the crew from Word or Mouth Press were there to release the fantastic new Tony Rice biography: Still Inside



I picked up 5 boxes of the book and so we now have it available for sale at Flatpicking Mercantile.



For more information about the book, and to order your copy, go to:…



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Added by Dan Miller on May 4, 2010 at 5:50pm — 1 Comment

Tim May and Dan Miller in California

Flatpicking Guitar Workshops & Concerts in California

with Tim May & Dan Miller



May 19th through May 23rd as follows:



Wednesday, May 19th:

Sacramento (Workshop and Concert)

The Fifth String

930 Alhambra Boulevard

Sacramento, CA 95816-4479

(916) 442-8282

http://www.thefifthstring.com/

Workshop 6:30 to 8:00

Concert 8:30 to 10:00



Thursday, May 20th:

Chico… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on May 4, 2010 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

New Issue: May/June 2010

This edition is Volume 14, Number 4 of the magazine and features Scott Fore of Radford, Virginia on our cover. In this issue we also feature Jack Covell, a veteran guitar player who has built up a good size body of students studying the flatpicking style in Kentucky. Also, our CD highlight column features Aaron McCloskey, a fine young flatpicker from Colorado who holds the guitar spot in Steve Smith's band Hard Road. Plus all of our regular columnist provide you will enough material to help… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on May 4, 2010 at 12:03pm — No Comments

New Issue: March/April 2010

The March/April 2010 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is the Volume 14, Number 3 issue of the magazine and represents the first time we have featured a trio of flatpickers on our cover. What is unique about our cover story artists -- Bryan McDowell, Eric Hardin, and Brandon Davis -- is that they are all good friends, they all play in the same band, and they place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at the 2009 National Flatpicking Championship. We also feature Avril Smith, a talented female flatpicker from… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on February 26, 2010 at 5:16pm — No Comments

New Podcast with Scott Fore

In this podcast Dan Miller talks with the National Flatpicking Guitar Champion from 2002, Scott Fore of Radford, Virginia. In addition winning just about every major flatpicking contest up and down the east coast, Scott has also written instructional books, has various recording project in the works and tours as solo act, with a Gypsy Jazz band, and with a contra dance band. Dan talks with Scott about all of those things, and well as Scott's ideas on flatpicking practice and technique, and… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on February 26, 2010 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Flatpicking Essentials, Volume 7: Advanced Rhythm and Chord Studies



Flatpicking Essentials, Volume 7 is a 170 page book, with 67 audio tracks, that will show you how to add texture, variety, and movement to your rhythm accompaniment in the context of playing bluegrass, fiddle tune music, folk music, acoustic rock, Western swing, big band swing, and jazz. The best part of… Continue

Added by Dan Miller on January 28, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

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