The July/August issue of FGM is out, with Tyler Grant on the cover. We made mention of his new CD, In The Light, when it was released last month. Tyler discusses how he made the switch to playing bluegrass and acoustic music after starting with rock and classical guitar, and how he has searched for a voice of his own after a careful study of the greats of flatpicking.
Also featured in this issue are Yiannis Gougourelas, described as the only bluegrass flatpicker in his native Greece, with a new CD, Flapicking Guitar Instrumentals, to his credit. His profile describes how he learned and mastered the style without ever visiting the United States.
Regular columnist Dave McCarty describes the Selmer-style arch top guitars made by Michael Collins and Dan Huckabee’s Beginner’s Page walks new pickers through a simple solo for the banjo classic, Earl’s Breakdown.
You can see a complete list of the contents of the current issue on the Flatpicking Guitar web site.