August 16, 2010
Intermediate probably. I do some fingerpicking, and can keep up with most players.
My friends from the Glen Rock Mill Inn open mic (Monday nights) told me to check it out. My friend Andy, who also plays in the Daystar group at St. John's in New Freedom, mentioned the jams and I was pleasantly surprised. It has all evolved into collecting sound equipment and hosting/running sound at open mics, Woodhall Winery and Glen Rock Mill Inn.
I have a Taylor (514 CE).
I love my Taylor.
There is no one person. I have always been drawn to female players/singers, but love to finger pick in a blues style and flat pick in a folky bluegrass style. I am working on some Joni Mitchell open tunings. Other guitar influences are John Prine, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Nanci Griffith, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Alison Krauss, Sarah Jarosz, Stu Miller, and Gus Wachter.
Since I joined BGG in September 2010, I have gone from a living room player to a performer, and I have the great friends of BGG to thank. I believe in this movement so much that I now have my own sound system to host meet-ups.
It's amazing, the amount of musical talent out there. Keep it up BGG. You are making a huge difference in many people's lives!