In this edition of the Flatpicking Guitar Magazine Podcast, Dan Miller talks with Dix Bruce about his new Christmas book "Christmas Favorites for Solo Guitar."  Dix talks about how he selected the songs, the arrangements he presents, and how you might think about making up your own arrangements.  He also plays two songs from the book for your Christmas listening pleasure.  This book is now available at www.flatpickingmercantile.com, at the following URL:  http://flatpickingmercantile.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=fs31&Product_Code=2468&Category_Code=Christmas
Direct download: FGM_Podcast_24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:09am EST

In this podcast Dan Miller talks with Bull Harman, the creator of the St. Louis Flatpick Weekend, which takes place each year in March in St. Louis, MO. They will talk about the event and also talk about rhythm and lead guitar playing and then we'll hear Bull's original tune, "Bull's Eye". For more information about the St. Louis Flatpick Weekend, visit www.stlflatpick.com.
Direct download: FGM_Podcast_23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:14pm EST

In this podcast Dan Miller talks with Italian flatpicking maestro Beppe Gambetta at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS, and talk to him about his current U.S. tour, and his latest CD.  Also included is "Leonidi" (a collaboration with Jim Hurst) from Beppe's "Rendezvous" CD.
Direct download: FGM_Podcast_22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15pm EST

Tim May and Dan Miller discuss the new FGM Records various artists release "Flatpicking Bluegrass," and play a track from the recording which features Josh Williams.  Tim May produced this recording, which features Stephen Mougin, John Chapman, Jeff White, Josh Williams, Tim Stafford, Brad Davis, Richard Bennett, Chris Jones, Jim Nunally, Tim May, and Kenny Smith.  This CD is available from www.flatpickingmercantile.com 
and downloadable from the iTunes store and amazon.com.
Direct download: FGM_Podcast_21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

In this podcast Dan Miller talks Robin Kessinger, a former national flatpicking champ who is also one of the most talented flatpicking teachers in the country.  Robin's newest young flatpicking prodigy, Adam Hager, was featured in Volume 13, Number 5 of Flatpicking Gutiar Magazine and so Dan sat down to talk to Robin about his teaching philosophy and his current activities.  Robin also plays a great fiddle tune, "Yellow Barber." 
Direct download: FGM_Podcast_20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:08pm EST

On this podcast Dan Miller interviews Tyler Grant at the Peaceful Bend Americana Music Festival in Steeleville, Missouri.  Tyler was there to perform with Josh Williams and teach some workshops. Tyler is the 2008 National Flatpicking Champion and won the Merlefest Contest in 2009.

http://www.tylergrant.org/
Direct download: FGM_Podcast_19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:03pm EST

On this podcast Dan Miller interviews Peter McLaughlin and Greg Morton in Tucson, Arizona. Both these distinguished pickers have been featured in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.

http://www.petermclaughlin.info/

http://www.gregmorton.net/
Direct download: FGM_Podcast_18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:47pm EST



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