"A LITTLE PICKIN"
No matter how good you think you are at something, there is always someone better; and in my case, a lot of people,
a whole lot better! But, I dont think there is anyone, anywhere, who enjoys playing the guitar any more than
I do. My Mother taught me, "Never brag on yourself, and you never have to prove anything". So instead of calling it "A Lot
of Pickin" and having to prove it, I just called it, what it is to me, "A LITTLE PICKIN" and let the listener decide.
The first tune "SNOWBIRD" is the classic Ann Murray tune that everyone loves and works out very well as an instrumental.
The second tune "HELLACIOUS" is an instrumental wrote by Jerry Reed, of Smoky and the Bandit fame and Paul Yandell,
friend and guitar accompanist of Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins. It was recorded using a nylon string guitar.
The third tune is "WHEELS" a very well known guitar instrumental. I overdubbed the twin part to give it a little
The fourth tune is "I GOT A WOMAN" a song made famous by Elvis Presley and Ray Charles. The arrangement is by my
good friend, legendary guitarist, Nokie Edwards. Its a goodun.
The fifth tune is "WORKIN MANS BLUES" a song written and made famous by Merle Haggard. I worked this arrangement
years ago and its a favorite everywhere we go.
The sixth tune is "TOGETHER ALONE" a tune recorded by Chet Atkins. I made some subtle changes to the tune to reflect
my musical taste. I hope you like it. It is a simple but haunting melody.
The seventh tune is "KENTUCKY" a beautiful mountain tune that some say has a Latin flavor. The words are beautiful
as well, check them out sometime.
The eighth tune is "HELLO MARY LOU" Ricky Nelsons first and most well known hit. My exposure to Rock and Roll guitar
comes out in this one.
The ninth tune is "THREE LITTLE WORDS" a pop tune that is Chets arrangement all the way. Again I overdubbed the
twin part to give it additional flavor.
The tenth tune is "WINDY AND WARM" a must tune for every thumb and fingerpicker to learn. After many years it is
still a popular tune on the guitar.
The eleventh tune is "DANCE WITH ME" made popular by the group Orleans. Chet Atkins once said that it he
thought it was one of the most beautiful tunes he ever heard. I use a lot of Chets arrangement and use a few licks of my own.