View Full Version : Post A Pic of You & Your Favorite Picker

Jul-30-2004, 2:09pm
Now that the "Post A Picture of Yourself" thread is starting to die down (and after only 100,000 views), I thought it was high time to start another that should be a cafe favorite..... introducing Post A Picture of Yourself With Your Favorite Picker.

Actually I just purchased a scanner and I scanned in a picture that has been in my guitar case for the past several years. This was backstage at Wintergrass several years ago when I got to meet the Guitar God himself, Tony Rice.

There's an interesting story that goes with this meeting. I and another younger kid were admiring Tony's guitar as it lay in it's blue Anvil case. Tony noticed us looking at it and he told the young man to "go ahead, play it!". Well you should have seen the look on this young man's face. He picked up the legendary guitar and picked a few tunes (pretty well I might add) and proceeded to get his mother to take a picture of Tony and him (holding the guitar). Man I wish I had a copy of that picture.

So let 'em rip.......

Jul-30-2004, 7:04pm
Well Ide post something, But sadly,Ive Never Gotten to See Chris Thile or Dawg Live. Theyre My fav Pickers http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
Ive actually never been to many concerts. Just my moms, and a Local Bluegrass band http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif
*Imagine a picture of me Dawg and/or Mister Thile here* http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Scotti Adams
Jul-30-2004, 8:52pm
here one of me and the Boss when I was about 13 at Beanblossom

Scotti Adams
Jul-30-2004, 8:54pm
Me, Harley Allen, Steve Bryant and Crowe when I was 19

Scotti Adams
Jul-30-2004, 8:57pm
Me, Harley Allen and Mike Lilly..man,,Im glad Ive shed a few pounds since then..

Jul-30-2004, 9:12pm
The Reilly-boy goes before The Judge big-time!!!

Jul-30-2004, 9:30pm
Bib Overall night with David Long (far left) and Mike Compton (far right), the Reilly-boy at the mic.

Jul-30-2004, 9:58pm
Evan, you didn't say who the chap playing in shorts is.
And is that a Fern he's playing? Also email me off list about some important local news I have for you.

Jul-31-2004, 8:30am
Here's one of my wife and her favorite mandolin picker singing a duet at Darrington.

Ken Berner
Jul-31-2004, 9:19am
Hey Evan, you've got much brass; picking with Mr. Bill. I'm really impressed! That photo needs to be in a frame, a real treasure.

Jul-31-2004, 2:37pm

That pic of your wife and Rhonda is the best. She is gonna be in Milan Michigan in August and I will be there. I'll post my pic with Rhonda afterwards.


Jul-31-2004, 3:35pm
My wife is going to Michigan? Oh, you mean Rhonda! LOL

Jul-31-2004, 6:26pm
wow guys, all I can say is...
I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

oldwave maker
Aug-01-2004, 7:47am
Momma wouldn't let me play with dolls as a kid, always do now: the Pheromones live on deck at the riverbend hot springs last night, didnt even get any 'nice melons' jokes!

Albert Whiting
Aug-01-2004, 12:07pm
andy leftwich rocks!

Albert Whiting
Aug-01-2004, 12:10pm
this was fun

Aug-02-2004, 5:10am
My parrot is quite a picker. #He picks at his food, he picks at earlobes and even picks the buttons off shirts. #I'm not sure who the woman that just happend to step into the picture is. #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Aug-02-2004, 8:52am
Me and Sam at Santa Fe Trails mando workshop.

Great guy he stayed around much longer then he had to.

Aug-02-2004, 12:39pm
Scotti, I think the one of you at age 13 with Big Mon is the best. Classic photo. What year was that?

Here's a picture my wife took a copy of years ago while we were on vacation in the desert. The guy immediately to the right (my left) of me is an incredible clarinetist.


Scotti Adams
Aug-02-2004, 6:15pm
..Jim..that was 1977.....in Beanblossom....what a time..

Aug-02-2004, 7:52pm
Albert love the photo.. As everybody knows.. Roland White is my hero.. He is one of my favorite people in the whole world. You will never find a nicer person with a bigger heart than Roland White and one of the most expressive musicians on the mando.. There is alot of history tied to Roland White also..

Philip Halcomb
Aug-02-2004, 8:19pm
Scotti, is that a cup of Piels Big Mon is drinking their too?

Aug-02-2004, 8:23pm
Okay, I'll be the blunt one to ask who the black mando player is? #Don't get me wrong, some of my greatest friends are black for you human rights activists. #I am just curious because me and my ex-fellow employee (a killer jazz keyboard player that is black) wanted to know because he was shocked to see a black guy playing mando. #I told him music is music and I also introduced him to the origin of the baPPO)))(^(*^Y8iohkjo!

Aug-02-2004, 11:05pm
Me (right side) with a student of mine (left) and Mike Compton! #This shot was taken last Saturday night at the Grier/Compton concert that was held at the store where I teach. #Great show! #They actually played Bluegrass Stomp! # http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif


The man at work:

Aug-03-2004, 7:51am
These pictures are great, keep 'em commin!

Tim Saxton
Aug-03-2004, 8:45am
Here is one of Mike Compton and myself after a workshop last winter.


Aug-03-2004, 8:46am
With Big Mon in about 1980 and 24 years (and 50 lbs) later with Mike Compton.



Aug-03-2004, 8:52am
Mike Compton seems to be a photogenic sort guy, must be the bib overalls http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Aug-04-2004, 9:00am
Compton was at Music Folk!?! Wish I would have known.

Aug-04-2004, 10:55am
Ronnie McCoury and I in Wilson, NC. November 2004. Great show. Great bunch of guys. Del was a hoot to meet as well.

Aug-04-2004, 12:06pm
me and sam.....heck of a nice guy

Scotti Adams
Aug-12-2004, 5:26pm
..heres one I found from last Feb....L-R Jim Moss, Frank Wakefield, Yours Truly, and Greg Allen on banjo...that was a large time

Don Grieser
Aug-16-2004, 3:02pm
On Frank's front porch. A wonderful afternoon of picking and talking.

Aug-17-2004, 2:44pm
Nacogdoches TX mid 80's. ID the most people in the pic and win a great prize

Aug-17-2004, 2:53pm
Guy on the left looks like Dan Tyminski. Guy in center w/ white shirt looks like Tim O'Brien.

Aug-17-2004, 3:05pm
i spy Jethro

Aug-17-2004, 3:11pm
Don't let him fool you......it's done with Photoshop!


Barry Mitterhoff on the far right?

Aug-18-2004, 10:48am
Jared, Jethro, Jeremiah, Jarvis, Jasper, Jimmie, and Joey Bush!

Aug-19-2004, 8:07am
So did we ever get the answers?

Aug-19-2004, 10:44am
I guess everyones done voting. L to R Andy Owens, Jethro Burns, me, Nick Forrester, Tim O'Brien, unknowns, Barry Mitterhoff. That makes 3 winners with 1 correct vote each

Aug-19-2004, 11:43am
Isn't that TAR (Tommy Rozum) behind Tim O?

J. Mark Lane
Aug-28-2004, 4:02pm
Ronnie McCoury and I in Wilson, NC. #November 2004. #Great show. Great bunch of guys. #Del was a hoot to meet as well.
Uh...I had to read that a couple of times.... Um, isn't it the case that November 2004 hasn't happened yet? Or did I somehow miss a year?

Great pics, though. I agree, the one with Evan and The Mon is a classic.


jim simpson
Aug-28-2004, 8:17pm
What's Tim doing playing an F-5?

Aug-29-2004, 5:08pm
Dead giveaway.....

Philip Halcomb
Aug-29-2004, 5:16pm
What's Tim doing playing an F-5?
Jammin' http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Aug-30-2004, 8:14am
Tim was playing his new Nugget F-5. He didn't like it as much as his A which he went back to playing permanently after that.

Jeffrey Lewis
Aug-30-2004, 2:35pm
Me and my pals, Chris, and Tim! The audio is not very good on the site, so don't pay no mind! My Webpage (www.pivot.net/~dlewis)

mad dawg
Aug-30-2004, 3:24pm

mad dawg
Aug-30-2004, 3:25pm
...and my favorite picker.

Sep-01-2004, 5:47pm
Rhonda and I

Sep-02-2004, 7:35am
I would have posted a picture of me and Tim O'Brien taken last week at the Tønder Festival here in Denmark, but I just got my pictures developed today and the negative didn't expose properly. "#%/!"%"€#% one-time cameras!!!!http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif
Next time I'll just have to bring my real one and hope to keep it dry and in one piece.

Would like to say that I was amazed at how friendly Tim was. He had just flown in from Detroit earlier in the day (7-8 hour flight), had been in Denmark for 8 hours (i figure he had been going for over 24 hours at this point), and was still able to play a great set with Driesen, Powell and Doyle. Afterwards, he stood out by the CD stand and talked to fans (myself included). Although I don't have the photo, I do have some tips on right-hand picking technique that I'm working on.

Just wanted to post a few words on how cool he was. Made my festival #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Kevin K
Sep-02-2004, 8:43am
Would you share the tips with fellow mando players?

Sep-02-2004, 8:48pm
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Sep-02-2004, 8:51pm
Gabe Witcher, Sean and Sara Watkins, my boyfriend Robert (wannabethile on here), and moi! #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif # http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif # http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Sep-03-2004, 1:02am
*points finger at the last post* ahhh.....good times.

Sep-03-2004, 8:29am
gladly, but I don't know how to describe it. I asked him how he keeps his wrist so loose, so he pulled a pick out of his pocket and showed me (wihtout mando). It has to do with a little bit of arm motion, lots of wrist movement, and then also moving just the thumb and forefinger (holding the pick) slightly independently of all the other motion. It was easier to understand when he showed it than it is to describe. He also said to not push the string out of the way using the pick, but to let the pick glide over the string instead.
does that make any sense?[I]

Scotti Adams
Sep-12-2004, 11:54am
..thats me on tha mando..can you guess who the fiddle player is to my left is?

John Ritchhart
Sep-12-2004, 12:14pm
Great picture Scotti, but I want to know where your signature phrase came from. Great definition of a friend.

Sep-12-2004, 12:41pm
Alan Bibey?

Scotti Adams
Sep-12-2004, 12:48pm
...ding,ding, ding....your a winner Mav.....jbrwky...I really cant remember where I got my signature from....just something I read somewhere....I thought it hit the spot..

Jim Gallaher
Sep-13-2004, 10:13am
Here I am with Mike Compton, September 9, 2004 at Starr Hill in Charlottesville, VA.

Sep-13-2004, 10:30am
Mr. Compton get's my vote for the "most photogenic" picker here on the thread!

Tom C
Sep-13-2004, 11:33am
And with me too

Tom C
Sep-13-2004, 11:35am
and with Barry Mitterhoff