Emeritus professor, media scholar, liberal artist
Rediscovering Joseph Spence
When I first started playing guitar, I got my hands on a copy of Happy Traum’s Finger-Picking Styles for Guitar (1966: New York, Oak Publications — still available on Amazon). I was just starting to learn pattern picking…
I’ve recently retired as a professor of electronic media from a small liberal arts college. It was never my intention to retire at the age of 63, but the offer was good. It’s an unexpected position. Circumstances change. So it goes.