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Date this web site was last edited:  08/25/2016

 

 

 

 

 

Very Useful Links

Other Guitar Clubs & Organizations

Kentucky Thumb Pickers Club - the first regional pickers club, Louisville, KY - Alex Dunn, Pres

"Pick me one."

Thumb & Fingerstyle Guitar Players - Chattanooga - probably the second regional pickers club.  Billy Denham, president and fine picker.

Guitar League of Central New York - mostly acoustic crowd - Dick Ward, organizer

fingerstyleguitar.ca - guitar concerts in Canada - Randy Finney

Chet Atkins Fan Club of Toronto - they meet to share their love of Chet's music - Randy Finney

Delaware Valley Fingerstyle Guitar Assoc - Joe Wilson, Pres
Tampa Bay Fingerstyle Guitar Guild - weekly get togethers - Terry Premru

Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society - New group located near Detroit - Mark Hawks, Organizer

Georgia Fingerstyle Guitar Association - A revitalized club based in Newborn, Georgia. (half hour south east of Atlanta)  Glen Portwood - President  LOTs of great players!!!!

Columbus Guitar Society - our local classical guitar organization - Eugene Braig, Organizer

Texas Fingerstyle Guitar Association - East Texas, Ron Haft, Organizer

On-Line TFGA Music Room - (click to enter)

Association of Fingerstyle Guitarists - west coast 

Columbus Folk Music Society - headed up by Larry Staats
Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society - wonderful concerts throughout the year of world class guitarists - Pete Ellerhorst, Pres.

Famous Jazz Orchestra - local 22piece "big band" jazz orchestra here in Columbus, Ohio.  

 

 

Regional Guitar Contests/Festivals

Kentucky National Thumbpicker's Contest - August - Central City, Kentucky

Winfield Finger Style Guitar Contest - September, Winfield, Kansas
Internet Organizations & Forums

Mr. Guitar - official Chet Atkins web site
Jerry Reed - Somebody put up a pretty good Facebook of Jerry..
Merle Travis - A pretty good tribute site to the late Merle Travis
Minor 7th - A website that reviews the best in non-mainstream acoustic guitar music

Tabs, Tablature Software, and Music

Fretted Instruments - (tab) Jack Baker's web site with tons of tabs, and "hot links" to other tab sites.
Black Mack - (tab) Tons of tab...
Fingerstyle Guitar Resource Center - (tab) Lot's of tab.
Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar - lot's more tablature - hosted by Bruce Mock
Power Tab - Lot's of tab in PowerTab format.
Free Tabs - lot's of stuff....
Celtic Guitar Page by Glenn Weiser - Celtic tabs, CDs, books, etc..
LickByNeck -  Jazz guitar instruction of the greats... 
YouTube - videos of just about everybody and everything.. 
GuitarPlayerTV - some great videos of guitarists.

Publications and Newsletters

Acoustic Guitar Workshop, Craig Dobbins, PO Box 8075, Gadsden, Al 35902 - Lot's of Chet tabs and very well written tech notes..
Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine - s all about celebrating finger style guitar.  Great articles, instructional tab, and an accompanying CD.
FingerStyle Quarterly - John Knowles was one of Chet's best friends and co-arrangers.  Very fine lessons.

Stars Sites & Promoters

Ray Cummins - "Ray Cummins is my good friend and one of the best finger pickers around." - Chet Atkins
Joe Edwards - Grand Ole Opry Staff Band For 32 Years
Richard Smith - world's most awesome finger style guitar player (and, frequent visitor to OFGC)
Eddie Pennington - World's greatest Travis picker - from around Merle's birthplace, besides.
Muriel Anderson - Internationally acclaimed classically trained nylon stringed guitarist and composer.
Doyle Dykes - Another international celebrity of finger style guitar.
Jerry Reed - "Alabama Wildman" - a fan's web site for Jerry - Stig Voll web master
Nokie Edwards - yes, "Walk Don't Run" from his infamous time with the Ventures - but, GREAT fingerstyle guitar, as well.
Scotty Anderson - One of the fastest guitar players in the world... from Cincinnati, Ohio 
Billy Denham - Standout player at CAAS every year - from Chattanooga, TN

Product & Services Sites We Like

PG Music - producer of Band In A Box
The Ultimate Guitar Case - Case Sensitive, Hartford, CT
Chantal Cordey - beautiful hand made leather guitar straps
Italia Leather Guitar Straps - more beautiful guitar straps made of Italian leather
Fifth Ave Fret Shop, 1597 W 5th Ave, Grandview, Columbus
Kraig Phillips - Custom guitar builder and repair.. Grandview, Columbus OH

"Joints" in Ohio That Support Guitar Music

Canal Street Tavern - great guitar venue.. Dayton
Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza - great pizza and a very nice stage w/ entertainment 6 nights a week.

Guitar Stores and Instructors in Ohio That Support  "Thumb Pickin"

German Village Music Haus, 350 S Grant, Columbus
Music Royale - , 4012 Presidential Pkwy, Powell (north Columbus)
Bluegrass Musicians Supply, 1370 S High, Columbus, OH
Guitar Center, 2100 Morse Rd, Columbus, OH
Worthington Music, 6560 No High, Worthington, OH
Sam Ash, 1690 Morse Rd, Columbus, OH
String Shoppe, 1710 N High, Columbus, OH
Jerry Loos Guitar Training Center, 3314 Morse Rd, Columbus, OH
Chuck Dailey Guitar Studio, 74 Mill St, Gahanna, OH
Center For The Arts - Westerville, 200 Huber Village Pl, Westerville, OH
Colonial Music, 5598 N High, Columbus, OH
Walker Music & Electronics, 856 S Yearling, Whitehall, OH
I Buy Guitars, 5187 No High, Columbus, OH
Phillips Guitars - Kraig Phillips custom guitar maker - (614) 975 - 4023

Palmer's Personal Non-Guitar Favorites

Google Search Engine - Just type in what you are looking for.
Yahoo - Searches, locate people, and maps
US Postal Service - ZIP code look ups, etc
Repair Clinic - For fear of law suits, appliance manufacturers (now days) won't give any advice to us cost conscious "do-it-yourself" home repair folks.  This site not only "tells" you how - THEY SHOW YOU PICTURES!!