I’m about to record the first part of songs for my upcoming album later this year in Germany. It will present a unique collection of pre-war acoustic guitars I wrote about in this article. Part of the prepared material (solo flatpicking acoustic guitar covers) can be already heard on my music videos page. I started working on … Read moreKilling Me Softly – another song for my new album
About streaming The way of consuming music has drastically changed in recent years. I wrote about it in my article about the importance of critical listening for musicians. Streaming services are clearly the future of music listening even though many people hesitate to admit it. A physical CD or LP will serve mostly as a … Read moreDiscover And Explore Bluegrass – What Do I Recommend
3 Fox Drive – Listen To The Music is in my “TOP X albums of all time” list. Not because of a hard driving groove or fancy instrumental licks. Although I do like the instrumental part of the recording, the incredibly great sounding lead vocals and harmonies by Fox siblings (Kim, Barb & Joel) will … Read moreEye For An Eye – A Tragic Story By Kim Fox
Doc Watson is one of the most distinguished guitarists of all times. He’s admired for both his flatpicking and fingerpicking abilities but also as a singer and author. You’ll find almost 1100 recordings in his Allmusic discography! He also arranged a lot of traditional and covers songs in a unique way. In my version of the song … Read moreWalk On Boy – tribute to Doc Watson
On Saturday 21st of July, I still felt very sleepy after our Bluegrass Wellness workshop. But I couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit an exceptional event held close to my home – “Folklorní kosení”. I like scything but I love taking photos much more. So I went a took a few pictures. You can enjoy … Read morePhotos from Folklorní kosení (Folklore Scything)
Are you a fan of flatpicking guitar, mandolin or brother duets? Do you like bluegrass and country songs? Chances are that you’ll like our new album as it contains all of it, plus much more. We did the tracking and mixing in my studio and you can now purchase the album both as a physical CD … Read moreNew album with Ralph Schut is out!
Let me show you my new guitar built by Ondra Holoubek. In the video, I talk about materials, finish, tuning, and how the soundport affects the sound of the guitar. Don’t forget to turn on the English subtitles! In the end, you can hear my version of the tune Whiskey Before Breakfast in which I … Read moreMy New Guitar
If you play guitar, you must have a capo. Otherwise, you have to learn all 2341 chords that can be played on guitar. It does matter which capo you have so I recorded this video. I compare the following capos in it: Dunlop 83 CN Shubb L4 Hlavatý Holoubek Glider GL-1 Well, now … Read moreCapo comparison