Watch the Blue Chicken online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Architect

Ray Flacke is the first guitarist I got to see demonstrate hybrid-grip chicken-pickin' up close, when I interviewed him for Guitar Player. Talk about starting at the top! Flacke was the A-list Telecaster man in Nashville in the 1980s, on the strength of his brilliant, inventive and totally in-the-pocket playing on records like Ricky Skaggs' Highways and Heartaches. Visit Ray Flacke at

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