The latest issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine is now mailing to subscribers. This issue is Volume 11, Number 4 – May/June 2007. The cover story this time around is The Pioneers of Flatpicking. The pioneers of bluegrass guitar covered in this issue are (in no particular order):
- Edd Mayfield
- Maybelle Carter
- Riley Pucket
- George Shuffler
- Hank Snow
- Don Reno
- Delmore Brothers
- Jimmie Rodges
- Doc Addington
Yes, the folks at FGM are aware that not all these players used a flatpick.
Although not all of these early performers used a flatpick, they all certainly had a great influence on those of us who flatpick today.
The usual columnists are all on board providing lessons and tabs of tunes played by these pioneers. The entire issue is a great lesson in the history of bluegrass and flatpicking guitar.
Here’s a link to the subscription info.