News and Specials from Flatpik Central


Come to South Africa with Donna and Kevin and Trish and me.....

November 8-18, 2018

Still 6 Slots Open! Call or Write to get more info.

The Best Trip Ever!!


The 2017 Jamming in Africa Group
18 Participants Total.
6 Jammers. Great Fun! Exciting Journey!

Make Plans to be with us November of 2018


Join Us - Non-Musicians Totally Welcome



April E-Blast

Flatpicking Hotline Newsletter

Celebrating 42 Years and Three Months Teaching and Touring!
Where's my Luncheon.......


 In This New and Exciting Issue:

  • Two Great Workshop Concert Weekends before Kamp
    Buffalo, NY - This Weekend;    Chesapeake, VA Next Weekend
  • Come To South Africa on a Jamming in Africa Photo Safari
    A Trip of a Lifetime. See it HERE
  • Time to Make your Plans for SKAK - Kamp Time in June
  • All CDs on Sale at Flatpik Central!



What's Happening....

Read All About It - Take Your Time........

Heading back to Buffalo, NY this coming weekend for another great 2 Day All Level Workshop hosted by Doug Yeomans. Still opens in the workshop so look below and call Doug today to get registered. April 6-7 with a concert to follow. Concert Open to the Public


Next weekend I am off to the Chesapeake VA area for a 2 Day All Level Flatpicking Workshop and an upper beginner-intermediate Mandolin workshop with a concert between them. Hosted by Amy Fereby and Scott Rogers. Openings still available. April 13-14-15 - - Hope to see you there. Scroll down for more info.


Then it's Kamp Time. This year is looking to be the Best Year Ever!. Many 1st Time Kampers and 1st Time Instructors. The line-up of talented nstructors is unbelievable! See it below but save the time to be with us in June. 


Ultra-Beginner through Advanced!



  All the info is below and at


Register today - It only takes a moment.


Kaufman University Coming To You
Upcoming Tour Schedule

  • Buffalo NY - April 6-7

Flatpicking Workshop and Concert with Doug Yeomans
At The Bakery Contact

Doug at or call 716 604-6931 or 716 570-6520



  • Chesapeake VA - April 13-14-15

Friday and Saturday Flatpicking and Sunday Mandolin Workshop and Concert with Amy Ferebee or call 757-434-5385

All info found at

  • Then on to Kamp Time YEA!

Register for the Big 2018 Acustic Kamp Now at
June 10-16 and June 17-23

Old Time and Traditional Week and Bluegrass Week

Make This your Year!Register For Kamp HERE

That's the past and now for the future.
I've got lots of great road trips scheduled for 2018.
Some into 2019 so check them out fully at Steve's Tour Schedule.



Kamp 2018 Registration Now Open



If you were not in this picture, you need to be this year.
Join us for the Musical Time of your Life!

Maryville, TN Maryville College

June 10-16 and June 17-23

Our 23rd Year


Register Today! It Only Takes a Moment.


Make Plans to Attend the most awarded Acoustic Kamp in the World.


Flatpicking, Bluegrass and Old-Time Banjo, Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddle, Bluegrass and Old-Time Mandolin, Hammered Dulcimer, Mountain Dulcimer, Ukulele, Reso Guitar, Bluegrass and Old-Time Vocals and Harmony, Fingerstyle, Ensemble Work and much more. Small classes and lots of personal attention.

All info HERE


All CDs On Sale



Single CDs only $10

Double CDs only $15

Some DVDs on Sale Too!

Check it out HERE




Putting the Blues into Bluegrass


The DVD Available HERE

The Downloadable Version is available HERE!

Includes Notes and TAB PDF on Disc

Level: Intermediate

Since its earliest days, bluegrass songs have incorporated elements of the blues in their licks, melodies, chord progressions and especially their titles. Steve Kaufman, Homespun’s most prolific and popular flatpick guitar instructor, brings his masterful skills to an engaging and user-friendly compendium of twelve “bluesy” bluegrass standards that will serve any intermediate-level picker well in a jam, practice session or performance.

Each of the tunes that Steve explores brings hot new flatpicking techniques to the learning player, carefully taught in an ascending degree of difficulty. You’ll start out learning the well-known Little Maggie, developing a simple chord-based minor melody into a little flatpicking gem. Steve quickly ratchets up the level of melodic and pick-hand complexity with a number of Doc Watson-influenced tunes learned from his days of playing with his mentor: Brown’s Ferry Blues, Deep River Blues, Milk Cow Blues, East Tennessee Blues and Shady Grove.

You’ll also learn great licks and solos for Florida Blues, Wayfaring Stranger, Lonesome Road Blues, Blue Ridge Mountain Blues, Salty Dog Blues and a powerful jazz-inflected version of St. Louis Blues.

This lesson will be essential for every aspiring bluegrass-style flatpicker who wants to build a solid repertoire of great tunes.

Only $30.00

Order yours HERE



Bluegrass Guitar Licks-Ercises


Price: Only $30.00
Bluegrass Guitar Licks-ercises


Turn Powerful Exercises into an Arsenal of Licks and Tunes

Taught by Steve Kaufman

120 minutes Includes PDF Booklet on the disc. 

Shipping the Last Week of November 2017!


Steve Kaufman's Licks-ercises course will provide you with dozens of bluegrass licks, songs and instrumentals while building your hand strength, coordination, precision, dexterity and the ability to move seamlessly around the fretboard.

Presenting his lesson in four chapters - Licks from the Past; Jumping Licks; Patterns, Licks and Scales; and Inserting Licks - Steve covers a vast amount of material that will keep you busy for months.

You'll learn standard bluegrass songs and instrumentals in the styles of Riley Puckett, Don Reno, Doc Watson and Tony Rice, including Blackberry Rag, Nine Pound Hammer, Stony Point, Three Thin Dimes, Rickett's Hornpipe, Arkansas Traveler and Blackberry Blossom. Steve expertly builds up your skills until you can tackle Nothing To It, a bluegrass standard that contains double-stop runs, fills, improvisation and a not-to-be-missed closing riff that will serve any aspiring bluegrass picker for years of jamming.

Whether you are just getting started as a bluegrass player or are an experienced picker who wants to freshen up your arsenal of licks, you will find lots of invaluable information and powerful tools in this excellent lesson.


Order Yours HERE



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Register for a Workshop Weekend near you.

Don't Sleep Through This Opportunity!


All registration info HERE





 Write Steve to see how easy it is to set up a

workshop and concert weekend in your area.


Help Bring Steve to Your Area


Send me a note and let me know if you or an acoustic music store or association in your area that might want to host our weekend and we'll take it from there.

write Steve directly at


Give a shout to see how you can bring

Steve and his roving award winning workshop and concert to your town.





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Put "Music Question" in the Subject line.

Stay in touch and we'll see you down the road somewhere.

The Type Tappin' Flat-Pickin' Editor


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PO Box 1020

Alcoa TN 37701


865-982-3808 Voice and Fax