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Darin

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Any guitar players?
« on: July 02, 2009, 07:16:25 AM »
Howdy. I'm new to the forum.  Thought I'd try to make a friend or two, never know when they might come in handy. :)

I'm Darin, live near Harrsiburg PA, I enjoy long walks on the beach and quiet....... no, just kidding.

But I am a guitar player.  Just wondering if there are any others around here.

Here's my youtube page:  Darin's Youtube
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Re: Any guitar players?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 08:55:47 AM »
I have been playing guitar since 1965, directly inspired by the Beatles to start playing. I also play bass, drums and keyboards. I am a full timer and I travel with a guitar, bass, amp and synth.

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2009, 09:46:41 AM »
I am also a guitar player.  In my RV are four guitars (6 & 12 string acoustics, and two electrics), a small amp and pedalboard.

I removed the sofa and replaced it with a recliner and had enough room left over to create a small music niche for my amp, pedal board, and guitar stand.

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2009, 11:19:46 PM »
Guitar with a hubcap.  I play the dobro, have it with us.  Have a guitar, mando and fiddle at home as well as an amp.

No synth tho.  mainly acoustic. 

Mosty bluegrass, some vintage country & gospel.
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Re: Any guitar players?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2009, 11:48:47 PM »
Have played classical guitar since I was 14 years old.
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Darin

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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2009, 03:05:07 PM »
Have played classical guitar since I was 14 years old.

You classical guys are crazy. I can't think that much!  :)  I'm into playing noodly shreddy type stuff, which can be challenging. But nothing like good classical. 

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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2009, 03:37:41 PM »
Play is a big word.  I strum along easy 3 chord songs.  I have a 12-string and a mandolin.  Got something for double-string instruments I guess.
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2009, 12:58:44 PM »
You classical guys are crazy. I can't think that much!  :)  I'm into playing noodly shreddy type stuff, which can be challenging. But nothing like good classical. 
By "classical guitar", I meant the type of guitar and NOT the type of music. The closest I get to that is flamenco genre. Other than that, is mostly Mariachi, Bolero and Country music. Yeah! those classical guitar guys are nuts! I have a friend that plays that stuff, and is next to impossible for me to play that.
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2009, 02:01:15 PM »
My wife bought me a classical guiter, I sent it back afterwatching the video explaining how to manicure and polish my fingernails.  This is when I bought my first dobro and fingerpicks. 

I prefer the steel strings, but they are all in the same general area. 

Bluegrass is way more fun.  Never heard of a classical guitar jam.  (G)
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2009, 02:09:39 PM »
I began taking classical guitar lessons when I retired.  Took them for four years and had to quit when we started traveling.  I explained to my instructor that he had his hands full teaching me as I don't have enough rhythm to be catholic.  I do play classical music.  With the lack of rhythm it is all but impossible to play with anyone. 

I have a book and CD with me that is supposed to teach me to strum.  I figure if I can learn to strum then I can play about anything.  Perhaps I will find time enough to use it one of these days.
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2009, 11:44:29 AM »
Where to begin, I did a stint, 1993 - 1999 as a full time bass player. I now play guitar both acoustic & electric, bass, a little banjo and even less fiddle. When I did my full time stuff I was based out of Nashville, TN and played with a couple signed artist's  on development deals. We played a very hard hitting country sort of like Eddie Van Halen meets Merle Haggard if you please. We did original, top 40 country, R&B, Blues and even a little Progressive Jazz stuff.

I still hit some of the local scene's here in Durham, Roxboro etc. and play. I do a lot of big parties as a soundman. One of the things I want to do when traveling is find some pickers and have fun. When we were in Maggie Valley last year I was on the porch of a hotel my son was staying in and pulled out the six string and had a flock of folks come over and invite me and the wife over later for a jam session. It was FUNNNNN.....
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Darin

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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2009, 07:38:00 PM »
That's very cool.   I played in a country band for a few years. At first, I really had no idea what I was doing.  Then after 4 years. I still had no idea how to play country!  It seems to be like blues. If it's not in you, you can play the notes, but it just won't sound blues, or country.   I came out of the 80's rock scene, so I'm kinda stuck in that genre. 

Here's what I do. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf4c1qCKUko&feature=channel_page

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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2009, 10:51:27 PM »
Bluegrass is way more fun.  Never heard of a classical guitar jam.  (G)

It's true that jamming, Bluegrass is way more fun.  I listen to all kinds of music and still like the heavy metal to some extent.  But for me, around a camp fire, it needs to be acoustic and nothing like Bluegrass beats it.  I have gone twice to a Bluegrass festival in Rogersville, NB and had a blast.  I'd love to go to Blistered Fingers, it's not that far from here.

Here's a teaser
Here's another
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2009, 11:23:00 AM »
I played the  bass in a garage band starting in '64 (Voxx Bass).   Still have it and pick around on it sometime.
Recently have picked up  the Mandolin and learning the cords.   Got hooked on BlueGrass, late about 2 years ago.
Having a great time with it..  Probably won't get where I can play a lead part,  but that's OK with me. 
I like 56kz2slow  will always be a stummer..

Have a great day
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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2009, 04:29:05 PM »
Jerry Douglas is the best, and a great guy to boot.  Have had the opportunity to meet him a few times, plus backstage ppass one time.  Very humble guy. 

I have a bnch of friends that go to Blisetered Fingers, great fest.  We never got there, but if we had known we were going to leave te summer of 05, we would have made more of an effort.  Figured we were close we can go anytime. 

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« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2009, 11:49:36 PM »
I need to get my mando out and practice those chop chords.
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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2009, 08:32:05 AM »
Blistered Fingers sounds like a great festival.  August in Maine should be nice.   We'll have to put it our schedule when we get a chance to travel that way.
(Always like the fresh lobster,  and blueberries!)

Didn't know about Jerry Douglas.  Checked him  out on-line.   Like the samples that could be heard.
May have to order a CD.   

We attend several Scottish Festivals and Highland games each year,  and you can see how our ole-timey/bluegrass/country are offsprings of Celtic music.
Not too many Scottish songs that are real happy  (Lost the girl,  Lost the wars, Crying in your Beer, etc)  But they do it in an upbeat sort of way.  And the instrumentals are very similar.

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« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2009, 09:53:15 AM »
Jerry is an amazing musician.  Check out his Trans-Atlantic sessions.  Recorded in Ireland in a farmhouse with some fantastic local musicians.  Also, check out Natalie McMaster.  NS girl who will knock your socks off, saw her at theGrey Fox fest in NY.  Can dance a jig while playing the fiddle.  Amazing.

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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2012, 01:38:25 PM »
Howdy. I'm new to the forum.  Thought I'd try to make a friend or two, never know when they might come in handy. :)

I'm Darin, live near Harrsiburg PA, I enjoy long walks on the beach and quiet....... no, just kidding.

But I am a guitar player.  Just wondering if there are any others around here.

Here's my youtube page:  Darin's Youtube

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« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2012, 08:15:49 PM »
Darin,

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival is next weekend. 

http://www.gettysburgbluegrass.com/festival/festivals/august-festival/
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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2012, 12:53:35 PM »
Count me among them guitar players here.  Been playing since I was in the 4th grade.  Guitar?  Don't leave home without one!

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« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2012, 02:06:02 PM »
I too am a guitar player. We recently bought a Jayco White Hawk and are currently traveling to Bluegrass Festivals in the southeast. I have a 1962 National acoustic, a 2009 Gibson Songwriter acoustic, a 1967 Gibson ES335 with a Bigsby that I played professionally and my latest is a 2011 Martin D-18 golden era I use for bluegrass.

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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2014, 06:05:25 PM »
I are one too. I dabbled with Travis picking on a Steel string acoustic, then the 5 string bluegrass banjo, bought a nylon string, switched to a crossover nyloner, and got another steel stringer too. Basically, after tons of buckage on lessons and instruments, I'm a mediocre amateur guitarist and play different genres, all fingerstyle.

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« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2014, 07:01:09 PM »
My girl and I both play guitar. She is a former full time professional drummer. She  still plays part time professionally. I am a semi professional. We play a lot of charity gigs. We host a fundraiser every June for local charities. We have usually twelve or so bands and a professional sound man and gear. We generally travel with four guitars in the coach. She plays a d 28 martin and has a Yamaha for a campfire guitar. I have a vintage Larivee and use a takemine as my spare. We also have a large assortment of 12 strings and electrics we dabble with.

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« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2014, 09:00:12 PM »
One of my favorite things is to go to Bluegrass Fests and enjoy the jamming in the camp area.  Out here there are not many to choose from, but there is a decent one at the Targhee ski area in August.  Tix go on sale 3/1, I will be online and buying.  If you are in the west, consider joining us there.

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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2014, 07:38:46 PM »
I play country and swing guitar and know numerous musicians that are RVers. Will be in Turkey Texas for Bob Wills Days the third week of April.
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« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2014, 07:54:58 PM »
Dang, I am going to miss Bob Wills Days. I am driving right past Turkey on my way to California on May 1st. I have a friend who is probably Bob Wills biggest fan. He has copies of everything Wills recorded, and I mean EVERYTHING.
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