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Chester Flatts


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 Genre: Bluegrass

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Well, this won't be everyones cup of tea but I had a gas doing it! I wrote this based on my friend Casey Golding's new comic strip called Chester Flatts ... the comic is loosely based on his experiences growing up in a small town in the prairies ... where everything is flat ... you know, a place where you can watch your dog run away for a couple of days. This is also my tribute to the passing of a true flat picker ... Doc Watson. A man I admired ... so this was also a chance for me to attempt some flat pickin' ... and for those of you that drop by for a listen you can check out Casey's comic http://www.facebook.com/chesterflatts

... Hee Haw!!!
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Lyrics
Gomers
Gun racks
Pilsner beer
burnouts
grid road
haulin' deer

Welcome to Chester Flatts

Country girls
And cousins too
Daisy dukes
and nothin' to do

Welcome to Chester Flatts

Drag racing
on the service road
Booze cruisin'
with rye and coke

Welcome to Chester Flatts

Haulin' a dead buck
in the back of the old stepside
Four by fourin'
What a ride

Fishin' on the crick
down in the holler
Shootin' varmints
at the wrecking yard

Welcome to Chester Flatts

Hangin' at the Big Bear truck stop
Waitin' for my girl to bring my fries

Gomers
Gun racks
Pilsner beer
burnouts
grid road
haulin' deer

Welcome to Chester Flatts
Welcome to Chester Flatts
Welcome to Chester Flatts

Hee Haw
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Plays: 175
Downloads: 87
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Jun 20, 2012 - 09:06:26 PM
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2012 - 09:54:35 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 09:07:58 PM
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Comments
Philip18 said 1890 days ago (June 21st, 2012)
Hot diggedy!
Mighty fine pickin' there, Stan. The fiddle keeps things moving, too. Fun lyrics and knee-slapping melody. I lurv it! I think I'll lasso myself a copy!
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Narad said 1890 days ago (June 21st, 2012)
Chester Flatts
Awesome play and production ! Bravo ! :)
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Skean said 1890 days ago (June 21st, 2012)
Chester Flatts
Very cool and fun, great playing as always, loved it…Cheers.
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alackbass said 1890 days ago (June 21st, 2012)
Chester Flatts
Funny lyrics that are sadly all too true :)

Great picking! What guitar is that? Did you play a real banjo?
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Jarvoid said 1890 days ago (June 21st, 2012)
This is excellent .......
love the whole thing .....this is how I try to play and always fall short ....I must be doing something wrong !! It sounds okay 'til I play it back ...then horrorshow !! Trilling little banjo flourishes as well ....oh jaws / jews harp ...never did get the proper name of the doohickey and always spranged my teethg with the doi doinger-part,yep this ones a keeper .

CJ
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michael2 said 1889 days ago (June 21st, 2012)
bad asss
so cool, I used to love Hot Rod Lincoln when I was a kid and this just reminded of a whole genre I have not been paying enough attention to. i cannot even tell you how impressed I am by this. it's got it all, a true truckers classic. did you play the guitar and the banjo> seriously awesome.
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Sigmund said 1889 days ago (June 21st, 2012)
Chester Flatts
Lol, my knee is sore from slapping it in time to this one. What a bunch of fun, and some pretty decent flat picking - not something I can do very well (ok at all!). Thanks for the good ol time, Stan!
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Feter said 1889 days ago (June 21st, 2012)
Chester Flatts
Man this is powerful pickin and singing ...
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Relic67 said 1889 days ago (June 21st, 2012)
pickin 'n' grinnin
I always like the fiddle / banjo / guitar axis so this was a treat. great flat picking. Applause!
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mrattue said 1889 days ago (June 22nd, 2012)
Wow!
This starts with a band and never lets up!

Never get near that sort of standard myself.

Impressed and enjoyed the song

marc
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egobandit said 1888 days ago (June 22nd, 2012)
Gad!
This had me rollin, watchin your dog run away for days now thats funny!
Now this is entertainment:)! that fork your playing is greatness!
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VicDiesel said 1888 days ago (June 23rd, 2012)
Flat picking
There's some really great guitar work going on here. Muchly enjoyed. Now I have to check out that comic strip.
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Vic Holman said 1887 days ago (June 23rd, 2012)
Chester Flatts
the energy here is great.

pretty amazing speed picking throughout. plus a banjo and fiddle gives it a bona-fide sound. fun tune for the listen too!
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grah3am said 1887 days ago (June 23rd, 2012)
Terrific
I have no notion of how to pick a guitar like that. How do you stop it from bursting into flame? I was in Clearwater, Fla, near Tampa, and I had a go on a very nice scalloped acoustic guitar that the shop owner said was owned by Doc Watson. I think it was a Taylor or similar venerable guitar. I was terrified I might drop it.
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Daugrin said 1887 days ago (June 23rd, 2012)
Yee Haw
My people laugh at themselves, I guess yrn's can to...
Serious pickin' to boot... maybe more hot rod than pick up truck, but it's all good!

Daug
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ktb said 1886 days ago (June 24th, 2012)
Chester Flatts
This is what the kids call "sic" :-) Picking up my jaw from the floor. A Hoe down from go. Awesome
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dave_b said 1886 days ago (June 25th, 2012)
Chester Flatts
Great rockabilly style picking and fun lyrics. Gotta go check out that comic.
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Demeter7 said 1885 days ago (June 25th, 2012)
Hee haw
for sure. Having that much fun should be illegal. You sure are something!
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tf10music said 1884 days ago (June 26th, 2012)
I love bluegrass
but I'm not fast enough to play it properly, You clearly are, and you do it well. I'm listening with envy, but I enjoy is nonetheless. Excellent work, sir.
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tonestones said 1884 days ago (June 26th, 2012)
Fine picking
I used to play a bit of bluegrass guitar. This is very well done. And it sounds like it was fun playing it.
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michaeljayklein said 1883 days ago (June 27th, 2012)
You are unrivaled...
Man Stan, this got me going so much, I may be sweating in my sleep with this still in my system. Wonderful!!!
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neilh79 said 1878 days ago (July 3rd, 2012)
Chester Flats
My god this is some damn fine bluegrass, love the style and when you can "yee haa" its gotta be good. well done
jimmyrus said 1297 days ago (February 3rd, 2014)
great fun
Great guitar playing, really fun lyrics great production, Cool song Thanks! Only reason I went 9 on the production, It sounded like a synthesizer fiddle, and it was a little off. Super job mate
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Name: Stan Gadziola
Location: Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
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I am a visual artist and a guy who likes to make music.... I have enjoyed making tunes since a young boy ... Guitar is my instrument but I can get what I need out of most other instruments to express an idea. I love ALL genre's of music but am dr... [see more]

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