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Old 04-04-2019, 04:08 PM
DesertTwang DesertTwang is offline
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Tomorrow is the official release of Molly Tuttle's album "When You're Ready," and in reading the praise, the following caught my attention:

"[Molly Tuttle] sings with the gentle authority of Gillian Welch, yet plays astoundingly fleet flat-picking guitar like Chet Atkins on superdrive.” —Paul Zollo, American Songwriter Magazine

To me, Chet Atkins wouldn't be the first guitarist coming to mind when talking about flatpicking. I admit I'm not a huge fan of his style and therefore not extremely familiar with his recordings, but isn't he a fingerpicker?
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:40 PM
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Well, here's a vid of Chet using a thumbpick pretty much as if it were a flatpick. Just for kicks, maybe? Cause that is certainly not his typical style.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8lDGdabk4g

But no, not at all a name you'd come up with when struggling to think of a flatpicker to compare somebody to. No idea what was going on with that.
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:57 PM
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Tomorrow is the official release of Molly Tuttle's album "When You're Ready," and in reading the praise, the following caught my attention:

"[Molly Tuttle] sings with the gentle authority of Gillian Welch, yet plays astoundingly fleet flat-picking guitar like Chet Atkins on superdrive.” —Paul Zollo, American Songwriter Magazine

To me, Chet Atkins wouldn't be the first guitarist coming to mind when talking about flatpicking. I admit I'm not a huge fan of his style and therefore not extremely familiar with his recordings, but isn't he a fingerpicker?
Yeah, that is a downright silly comparison.
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