FGM: The Pioneers of Flatpicking

FGM Volume 11.4The 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.