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Date this web site was last edited:  12/16/2014



Our Club Heroes

Chester B. Atkins
June 20, 1924 - June 30, 2001

Merle Travis
November 29, 1917 - October 20, 1983

Jerry Reed
March 20, 1937 - Sept 1, 2008

Tommy Emmanuel
May 31, 1955

We are dedicated to enjoying and preserving the thumb picking finger style guitar music of Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, Jerry Reed, and Tommy Emmanuel in and around Ohio.  If we don't promote and support thumb-picking and finger style guitar - it will surely die with us.

Enjoy some great guitar Christmas music:

News You Can Use:
What an awesome annual Christmas Pickin' Party we had yesterday (12/13/14.)  Ten (10) avid Chet style players sat in a circle sharing our tunes for the 30 other attendees for hours.  Thanks to Helen Mathys for organizing the delicious pot-luck lunch.  Our next regularly scheduled Pickin' Party will be held on Jan 10th, 2015 - 10 am to 4 pm at the McConnell Arts Center here in Worthington, Ohio.  (more info) .
The late JD Norman's guitars go up for sale.  He was known for "taking care" of his babies.  (For Sale)
We just added a video of Andy Brown and Howard Alden playing a gig with most of the tunes off their Heavy Artillery CD.  (watch)
BTW - we've tried to consolidate the various lists of events into ONE OFGC Calendar - check it out...
Special "Guitar" Events at the Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza - Columbus. OH

Tues, Jan 20th (8 - 10 pm) - Mark Mazengarb & Loren Barrigar - amazing duo finger style (listen)

Special "Guitar" Events at the Peggy R McConnell Arts Center - Worthington, OH:


Check Out Our "Guitar Friendly" Retailers: Odds 'n Ends:

Current Mac Events

Peggy R McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St, Worthington, OH 614 431-0329.  A new center for visual and musical arts - hosting bimonthly Music at the Mac - Up Close n' Personal concerts in cooperation with OFGC.

Natalie's Coal-Fired Pizza, 5601 N High St, Worthington, OH 43085.  They host a lot of LIVE music most nights except Monday - LOTS of guitar!
(614) 436-COAL

Java Central, 20 S Main St, Westerville, OH - has a super quiet room in the back for up close solo guitar concerts.  Check their website calendar often for entertainment.

(614) 839-0698

This web site was thrown together with FrontPage 2000 - and though it's better than nothing - it's still very frustrating gittin' it to do what I want it to do, sometimes......  I should be spending this time pickin'....  Web Hacker & Club Organizer - Palmer Moore Say Hello

The caricature above was drawn by professional cartoonist, guitarist and avid OFGC club member since our inception - Dan Collins.  

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