• Tommy Shaw – The Great Divide

    "You mean that Tommy Shaw - the guy from Styx?" That was the most common reaction I got when telling folks about The Great Divide, Tommy Shaw's newly-released bluegrass CD. Likewise when I mentioned that I had a great interview with

  • Flatpicker Fuel

    Our good friend Brad Davis is one of those super fast flatpickers that leaves you wondering, "How does he do that?" Well, Brad wrote in to share one of his secrets (besides insane talent, and lots of practice). The secret

  • Christmas with the Scruggses

    Here is a Christmas memory from guitarist Brad Davis. Brad has performed with Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs, and Billy Bob Thornton, among others. The most musical fun that I can remember during the Christmas holiday is when I got invited to

  • Flatpick Jam Vol. 4 DVD

    The latest DVD release from Flatpicking Guitar is Volume 4 in Brad Davis' Flatpick Jam series. Like the three that preceded it, this DVD is a play-along video where Brad demonstrates flatpicking solos for 11 tunes, and then plays each

  • Grascals and Brad Davis online 6/20

    This Friday (6/20) offers two good chances to catch bluegrass artists online. From noon to 1:00 p.m. (EDT), The Grascals will be performing live on Knoxville, TN station WDVX's Blue Plate Special. The station broadcasts at 89.9 FM in the Knoxville

  • Brad Davis on WDVX 5/24

    Hot shot flatpicker and singer/songwriter Brad Davis will be the featured artist on Friday's (5/24) broadcast of The Blue Plate Special on WDVX, 89.9 FM from Knoxville, TN. This is a live performance program with a studio audience. Flatpicking Guitar Magazine

  • Brad Davis on Woodsongs

    Brad Davis is featured in the second half of a recent broadcast of Michael Jonathan's Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour. He was supported on the show by Flatpicking Guitar Magazine editor/publisher Dan Miller on bass, and brother, champion-picker Greg Davis

  • Bluegrass entries in CMT video contest

    We posted back in November when CMT announced their Music City Madness video contest, timed and structured to coincide with the annual NCAA basketball tournaments. We mentioned at the time that CMT was hoping to get some bluegrass entries, and

  • Takamine T series dreadnought

    Takamine may not be a name that most bluegrass guitar players think of when thinking of great bluegrass guitars, but flatpicking master Brad Davis tells me it will be. Brad helped Takamine design and develop a new dreadnought call the

  • Tim McGraw Bluegrass Tribute – Update

    We just got an update on this project from Brad Davis. He tells us the release date is set for November 21st, 2006. The label, CMH is currently evaluating songs on the project for release as a single. The title