very young guitarist in Anchorage AK

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very young guitarist in Anchorage AK

Postby rhirvine » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:30 pm

When I was in the USAF and stationed in Anchorage, AK. I met a younger guitarist, probably in his early teens who played Chet Atkins style. I was very impressed. This was around 1970 or so. I was wondering if he visits this site these days. I don't remember his name but he played really well for his age. Probably better than me even though I was around 20 at the time. If you visit this site please respond and tell me how your guitar playing career went and is going.

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Re: very young guitarist in Anchorage AK

Postby Pvee » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:29 pm

My son was in the USAF at Anchorage till around 1999 I think.
He met a guy there that was a barber on base that either retired there or got out and stayed there and worked as a barber there. He later retired and moved back to Northern Nevada.

He was a good Chet Style Player and around 2001 he flew out to Ohio and went to Caas with us.

His first name was Bob, but I can't remember his last name. I will get it later and post it.

Very nice guy. Pete
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Re: very young guitarist in Anchorage AK

Postby Barry Oliver » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:57 pm

I believe the one you are thinking of is Bob Hilburn, who did live close to Reno, NV.
then moved to Rapid City, SD. 4 or 5 years ago. He is a great Chet style player.
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Re: very young guitarist in Anchorage AK

Postby Pvee » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:38 am

Yep, that's the one. He bought a guitar from Ray Cummins and I took him down to meet Ray and pick up the guitar.

I'll pass the info on to my son. He probably already knows Bob moved.
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