Julian Lage And Chris Eldridge - Avalon

5 Albums To Inspire Your Flatipicking In 2015

Here is a little list I’ve compiled of albums (in no particular order) that I stumbled across in the past year that may be slightly off the beaten path. I definitely recommend purchasing all of these fine recordings. For your convenience, I have provided links to buy these records from the artist.

MilesFromHardRdAllen Shadd – Miles From the Hard Road

Allen is a two-time national flatpick champion and Miles From The Hard Road is filled with beautifully executed flatpicking.

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John Mailander - Walking DistanceJohn Mailander – Walking Distance

Molly Tuttle brings some very nice, creative picking to John Mailander’s Walking Distance.

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Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge - Avalon

Julain Lage + Chris Eldridge – Avalon

Julian and Chris are both monster pickers. Julian seems to have a never-ending stream of fun ideas, and Chris’s tone and crosspicking is among the finest.

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Haas Kowert Tice - You Got This

Haas Kowert Tice – You Got This

Jordan Tice is a brilliant flatpicker with taste and tone, seemingly influenced by a wide variety of Irish and old-time fiddle music and jazz.

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Scott Law - Black MountainScott Law – Black Mountain

Scott is a guitar wizard, drawing on experience in both the world of electric and acoustic guitar, and is always full of surprises.

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Steep Ravine - Trampin OnSteep Ravine – Trampin On

Simon Linsteadt is one of the finest young picker’s on the west coast, belowing out monster tone through his jazz-infused flatpicking.

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