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Tommy Flint

September 24, 1987 OHC346 159 min.


Fingerstyle guitarist. Born April 15, 1934. Author of over forty instructional books published by Mel Bay.

Interview Summary

1987 September 24
(2 hours, 39 minutes)
Fingerstyle guitarist Tommy Flint talks about the influential Muhlenberg, Kentucky guitarists. Discussion includes his family history; early musical influences, including the Grand Ole Opry and other radio shows; the influence of Merle Travis; memories of Mose Rager and other influential fingerstyle guitarists; his experiences learning to play the guitar; memories of Merle Travis and Chet Atkins; his first professional jobs; a description of his club work during the late 1950s; the development of his own guitar style; and writing music books for Mel Bay.

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