Thumbstyle Guitar Demonstration:
Shane Adkins is a guitarist devoted to preserving the fingerstyle and thumbstyle guitar traditions of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, and Doc Watson. Adkins was the 2003 International Thumbpicking Guitar Champion (Muhlenberg County, Kentucky) and the 2005 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion (Winfield, Kansas). He also has been a featured performer at the annual Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention. Presented in support of the exhibit Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player, made possible by the Gretsch Company. Additional support provided by GAC. Included with museum admission. Free to members.