Category Archives: Guitar

For my Valentine

In honor of Saint Valentine, Patron Saint of lovers, happy marriages and bee keepers, I wanted to write a quick post about my wedding song. At our lovely reception in Georgetown, Maine, my wife and I danced to “Treasures Untold” … Continue reading

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The Father of the Delta Blues

In the history of American folk music, the guitar was a late-comer to the party. It only found its way into many rural parts of the country with the advent of mail order catalogs like that of Sears & Roebuck. … Continue reading

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Remembering Earl Scruggs the Guitar Player

To mark the life of the great Earl Scruggs who died Wednesday at the age of 88, I would like to celebrate a lesser known portion of his work. Earl Scruggs was an amazing guitar player! I first became familiar … Continue reading

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Get Carter… Then get some more.

A few years ago, Mike Seeger came to UCLA for a festival honoring the famed Ash Grove folk music club. While he was there I was lucky enough to get a lesson in Maybelle Carter-style picking from him. Recently, my friend … Continue reading

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