A flatpicking fiddle tune I wrote for an upcoming record with mandolinist Tim Connell. Though here it’s a slower fingerstlye thing. This one goes out in memory of my mother. When I was growing up, she would drop me off in front of lock number 11 on the Delaware Canal in New Hope, Pennsylvania, where I’d fish all day up and down the tow path.
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The 00-Skye model guitar was designed by Eric Skye and Richard Hoover as the Ferrari of fingerstyle guitars in classic pre-war package. It is the ultimate in projection, responsiveness, complexity, and balance of tone. The guitar features master grade Adirondack spruce and Cocobolo rosewood. A twelve-fret 00 sized guitar with slightly deeper body and wider neck. Custom string spacing, scale length, and neck profile make for maximum playability.
In addition to the Santa Cruz 00-Skye, Eric uses Santa Cruz Guitar Company strings. He plays with Alaska fingerpicks, and a Fred Kelly heavy thumb pick. When flatpicking, Eric uses a three-cornered, 2mm TAD80 by Blue Chip. His capos are made by Phil Elliott. For amplification Skye uses an AKG 214 large diaphragm condenser. The sneakers are Pumas.
Slow Moving Dog, combines Skye’s acoustic guitar with drummer Bruce Robertson and bassist Brian Casey. Slow Moving Dog features ten original tunes Currently out of print, but it is currently available as a download or listen to at iTunes or Apple Music