The art form known as flatpicking, i.e., the playing of a steel string acoustic guitar with a pick, and primarily playing either traditional fiddle tune songs on that instrument, or creating songs from the genres of music that had been dominated by fiddles or violins - is not and never was a purely American music form.
It didn't even start in America. So far as the past one hundred years are concerned - it was started in Europe, and by a Gypsy Roma Frenchman named Django!
But the point of this particular post is to show that what has been a musical form with it's hotbed in Appalachia in the USA, is also very present in all parts of Europe.
Today I want to do a bit of promotion or awareness of flatpicking in Italy.
The term flatpicking is usually exclusive to steel string acoustic guitars - but playing the mandolin for the same kinds of music could also be considered flatpicking.
Jesper Rübner-Petersen - is a new person for me, and I'm pleased to have discovered this man's music from the blog link that I've shared up above!