I usually tell folks that it’s songs that are older than me. If you attend one of my shows, you’ll hear a lot of songs from the early 20th century.Continue readingWhat is your favorite music?
I have two guitars that I use for most performances. One is a Taylor 71ce. I use the Taylor-recommended Elixir Nanoweb. The guitar I’ve owned the longest is a vintageContinue readingWhat strings do you use?
Yes, you can, even though brick and mortar retail stores do not carry my CDs in stock. Thanks to a partnership between CD Baby and Alliance Entertainment, any one ofContinue readingCan I buy your CDs in retail stores?
Yes, I am. I was ordained by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia after completing seminary training at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. I served churches inContinue readingAre you really an ordained minister?
I have used Fred Kelly picks ever since I started thumbpicking. I started out using the Fred Kelly Speed Pick, and I still use them occasionally. Most of the timeContinue readingWhat kind of thumbpick do you use?
When I moved to Indiana in 2005, I met a retired pastor who had served a church in southwest Indiana. While serving that church, he became acquainted with Merle Travis’Continue readingHow did you learn thumbpicking?
Thumbpicking, also known as thumb-and-finger style or Travis picking, is a style of guitar playing that primarily emerged out of the coal mining communities of western Kentucky around the turnContinue readingWhat is thumbpicking?