There are few things in life I like better than the sound of an acoustic guitar. So I’m looking forward to two upcoming concerts in the Washington, DC area by three terrific players.
On Monday night, one of the best guitar flatpickers on the planet will be playing at the Institute of Musical Traditions series at Saint Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Rockville. David Grier is well-known to flatpicking aficionados and along with a busy session schedule handles the guitar duties in the supergroup Psychograss. Watch the video below of Grier and Wyatt Rice – younger brother of guitar superstar Tony Rice – and you’ll see why we flatpicker wanna-be’s will be in attendance on Monday, flatpicks clutched in our right hand taking in every lick.
For those of you who prefer your acoustic guitar fingerstyle (which I also love), you only have to wait two weeks to December 8th for the IMT concert featuring Al Petteway, Amy White, and Robin Bullock. Petteway and Bullock both have inventive minds and beautiful tones. Their holiday-flavored concert, which features the silver-throated White on a variety of instruments, is always a favorite. Make your plans now.
I bought some new strings today in anticipation of the playing to come after I’m inspired by these terrific musicians. Join me in supporting live music and your local music store!
More to come…