• Flatpicking Guitar to bow out after 20 years

    Dan Miller, publisher and editor of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, has announced that the bi-monthly print periodical for steel string, acoustic guitar enthusiasts will cease publication at the end of 2016. That will take the magazine through 20 years of offering tips,

  • Dan Miller is Going Through A Phase

    Opening disclaimer: I've known Dan Miller for the past 20 years, ever since he moved east from California to southwest Virginia in 1998. Dan had uprooted his young family and bought a home in the thriving metropolis of Hiawassee, VA to

  • More from NAMM 2012

    This report from Winter NAMM comes from Dan Miller, publisher of Flatpicking Guitar magazine. The 110th National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show was held in Anaheim, California, from January 19th to the 22nd. There were 1441 exhibitors and 95,709 registered

  • Toy Hearts on YouTube

    Toy Hearts, one of Britain's top bluegrass acts, has a new video on YouTube. It's the title track of their current CD, When I Cut Loose, recorded earlier this month at the Ely Folk Festival in Ely Cambridgeshire, UK. The group is

  • Flatpicking Bluegrass

    Flatpicking Bluegrass is the latest CD from FGM Records, the label branch of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. The CD features 12 flatpicking masters on 12 traditional bluegrass numbers. These are all vocal tunes, no instrumentals here. According to Dan Miller, publisher

  • Peaceful Bend Americana Music Fest

    The Peaceful Bend Americana Music Fest took place last weekend, outside St. Louis, MO. Due to other commitments, I wasn't able to attend the entire weekend, but I was on hand for the opening ceremonies on Thursday evening. The festival is

  • Picking at Peaceful Bend

    Flatpicking Guitar Magazine has committed to capturing performances by today's top practitioners of the flatpicking art, and bringing those performances to guitar players everywhere via DVD. Over the last several years they have put forth a number of such DVDs. Each