Scott Fore

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About Me

Scott Fore is an internationally recognized guitarist having won the National Flatpicking Championships held in Winfield Kansas. He is also the Doc Watson guitar champion and the Wayne Henderson Champion of Champions.

Honors and titles include:
2002 & 2015 National Flatpicking Champion, 2nd in 2000 and 2014
2002 Doc Watson Flatpicking Champion
Wayne C. Henderson Champion of Champions winner
Old Galax Fiddlers Convention Best All Around Performer
2 Time South Carolina State Flatpicking Champion
Recognized by Virginia Folklife and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities as a Virginia Master Folk Artist and appears in the book “In Good Keeping” which documents the 1st 5 years of their Master/Apprentice Program
Scott also has a book “Flatpicking Solos” published by Cherry Lane Music and distributed by the Hal Leonard Corporation. “Flatpicking Solos” contains the arrangements that Scott has used in the many flatpicking contests he has won. This book/CD package is available where ever music books are sold.
Appeared on the cover of Flatpick Guitar magazine

Scott’s selected discography includes:
Hot Licks and Cool Tunes – Independent Release available from Scott
Hot and Spicy on FGM records
Songs for Sophie on FGM records
Broken Grass on DOM discs – Recorded in France in 1979 now out of print

Performance highlights include:
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival
The Kennedy Center for the Perfoming Arts
The National Folk Festival
The Richmond Folk Festival
The Doc Watson Festival
The Grand Ole Opry with Aubrey Peeples
The Ferrum Folklife Festival
The Oak Grove Folk Festival

Teaching Style

Scott is experienced teaching all ages and skill levels... from the beginner to those who have already gained considerable skills as a flatpicker. Each lesson is tailored to the individual needs and personalities of the student.

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*TRAIN is a free service offered by the Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities, which receives no proceeds from instruction. Our mission is to connect artists directly with students, and all instructional arrangements and financial agreements are made exclusively between the artists and the students. The Virginia Folklife Program does not assume responsibility or liability for these arrangements.