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Christmas Pickin' Party Pictures - Sat, December 8th, 2012

                                                                                                               

This is the beautiful new Peggy R McConnell Arts Center in Worthington, Ohio that has opened it's arms up to our Ohio Fingerstyle Guitar Club. 

Chris Vickers, co-founder of OFGC, playing "La Vie En Rose."  

Dan Collins, charter member and club caricaturist (Caricatures by Collins,)  played many Chet influenced Marcel Dadi tunes.
Dave Sullivan, charter OFGC member, and one very practiced Chet influenced finger style player.  His signature tune of the day was an amazing arrangement of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Howard Morgen.  
Your club organizer, Palmer Moore, had to go back to his old Gibson 335 to be able to grab those extremely difficult "major" chords... lol
Dave Martin from Dayton is such a treat to listen to.  He likes the more complex Chet and Tommy Emmanuel tunes.  And, we are darned glad he does.  How many of us can actually play Mayan Dance off Chet's Caribbean Guitar album.  NOT ME!  You, neither, huh?  DAVE DOES!
Harley McCabe hails from Springfield plays an old Super Axe - very well.  He fits so nicely into the "circle of horror" because of his ability to add color to our "jams" with his improv licks.  However, he steps up to the plate with many Chet style solos, as well.  Thanks to Jim Lafferty and Gerry Hyland, also from Springfield, for draggin' Harley kicking and screaming to our fold.  He hasn't missed a Pickin' Party, since.  LOL
Besides being a darned good picker, Tom Mathys continues to be a good friend and always available to help me organize Pickin' Parties and our Tuesday Night Club Jams when I can't be in town.  Bottom line - there wouldn't be an Ohio Fingerstyle Guitar Club without Tom.  
Steve Brickles, drives all the way up to Columbus from Pomeroy, Ohio for these Pickin' Parties.  He just loves to figure out and play a bunce of Chet tunes - note-for-note.  When you read the "You Know You Have the Sickness" page on our club website - we probably should have his picture on it.  He's the consummate "Chet picker."  And we are darned glad to have him aboard.
Travis Vickers is the reason co-founder and his father, Chris Vickers had to stop coming to EVERY Pickin' Party - and, every other adhoc social event we would put together a number of years ago:  The kid was growing up.  What a pleasure to know that during those years he had picked up his dad's passion for playing finger style guitar.  Although most of his music isn't necessarily inspired by Chet - it's obvious he's got a "sickness" all his own.  WONDERFUL!
The highlight of the day - for the year, actually - was having my personal musical hero, teacher and long time friend, Terry Efaw, come be our Guest Picker

These pictures were taken and provided courtesy of Tenneson Williams - retired physician.