Past Frontpage "News" ArticlesRemoved 9/01/06
Oh, my goodness - WE HAD A BLAST AT CAAS '06!! We've been too busy to write up a review - and, it looks like everybody else on the net has, too.. But, here's a couple places to find some great pictures of it: Texas Fingerstyle Guitar Music Room Eddie Pennington's Web Site
Man, did we have a great time at the "coffee house" last night (07/04/06) here in Columbus, Ohio. We had our own fireworks... Visiting Gary Lambert from CA (on his way to CAAS) got together with his old Army buddy, Billy Tustin, and did we ever hear some super pickin'... I think we might have some pictures to post later..
-----------Mark Hill, that new superb Canadian picker we've found recently, has asked us to help him decide whether to include certain tunes in his upcoming CD release. How about helping out by listening to his draft recording he did on his computer of Shiek of Araby - and, then hop over to our Message Board to give him your opinion and/or suggestions... (Mark Hill Shiek of Araby)
Now, give him your opinion at OFGC Message Board..
Past OFGC Mark Hill review. (review)
Bill Dutcher, modern acoustic whiz, will be visiting Columbus this July.. catch of couple of his gigs... (click)
Here's a copy of the CAAS 2006 Registration Form (in printable PDF format)
------You folks wanna hear some guitar pickin' that will get you right up and out of that chair? Give Scotty Anderson a listen playing "I'll See You In My Dreams." And, remember - he isn't using a "harmonizer" device - all those notes are HIS!!!! Guaranteed you'll never want to play ISYIMD again... You might even want to sell all your guitars... (lol)
By the way - we've added a "Scotty Talk" page to our web site to let you all read the latest e-news from Scotty's band.
Oh, I'm still a sucker for "home grown." - This time Chaz Mechenbier turn his recording equipment on when good friend and fab picker, Craig Goodwin, came over to his house. (Are we are blessed here in Columbus, Ohio - or, what???) "Chaz 'n Craig - Just Messin' Around"...
MONEY HAS BEEN RAISED! (05/20/06) Thanks to
all that supported this important save (below.)
Kenny Poole lost his battle with cancer today - Saturday, May 27, 2006. The jazz world has lost one of it's great ones. Our condolences go out to his family and legions of fans... Rest in peace, my friend.
Hey, there's getting to be so many OFGC members that I can't remember what everybody looks like. We've had a Members Pics & Lics page on this web site for quite awhile - but, not too many of you have sent in your pictures. I'm going to start a separate Members Photo Album and will try to start it off by filling in some from our Past Pickin' Parties - but, how about everybody making an extra effort to e-mail me a good one of yourselves - with your name, city/state, guitar preference, and favorite guitarist. Please Attach picture and Say Hello.
good friend of ours, Maurice
Jones, and one of the finest Merle Travis
style guitar players remaining on the planet passed away
a few weeks ago in Evansville, IN. The club sent this
silk wreath to his funeral to celebrate a life full of
There will be a benefit this Saturday (Feb 25th from 7:00 to 9:00pm) to help send a team of the Vineyard Church of Columbus to Scandinavia this coming March. (click for more info on the trip) John Morgan, OFGC member (and, one great finger style guitarist) is part of this team and the organizer of the benefit - Evening of Acoustic Music. It will be held at Urban Coffee located at 7838 Olentangy River Road, next to the Hills Market in Olentangy Village Center (Route 315 just north of 270). Admission is free - but, donations will be accepted for that fine cause.
The OFGC Pickin' Party
on Sat, Nov 19th. with Guest Picker
- Richard Smith was unbelievable. Gary
Dawson & Matt
Thomas did a tremendous job leading off for
Richard. (review and pictures to follow)
There will be a
"Pickin' Get Together" at the Richland
Academy in downtown
Guest Picker, Ray
Cummins, will be putting on a Christmas
Concert on Friday, Dec 23rd in
The latest edition
of Fingerstyle Guitar
Magazine (No. 59 ) has just hit the book stores. GREAT
STUFF in this issue: Earl
Also, Paul Yandell, Pete
Huttlinger, and an awesome tune by Pierre
Bensusan - and, many more!
I just bought Craig
Dobbins' CD and tablature book "Acoustic
Christmas" - and, it is a gem. I would highly
recommend it to any of you guys and gals that are trying to work up some
tunes for the holidays. Just the CD alone is worth the price of
the package. Palmer Moore
Our old good buddy and great acoustic guitarist, Bill Dutcher, will be coming home to Ohio for Thanksgiving and will be performing at Sports-On-Tap in Hilliard, the night after Thanksgiving (Fri. the 25th) 9pm - 12am. He'll be teaming up with his old cohorts, Mark Bringardner and Delyn Christian when they were the slightly less than internationally famous "The Saturday Night Social Club."
A good friend and member of
OFGC, Larry Wright, has been a great financial supporter of our club for long time. Even though several strokes had made it nearly impossible for him to play guitar anymore - he still attended every
Pickin' Party and most Tuesday Night Club Jams. Unfortunately Larry had another series of strokes awhile back that has him pretty much bed ridden. I know he'd love to get some cards and letters from you folks:
We're havin' another OFGC Pickin' Party: Sat,
Nov 19th. Guest Picker - Richard
Please help out promoting this event
in your area of
9th Annual Denison University Jazz (Guitar) Festival the
weekend of Oct 7-9th, 2005 was a huge success. (more