Happy 67th birthday to you Tony Rice. In case you are a lurker here at the forum, thank you for the music. I’ll never play like you, but you inspire me to keep on trying.
This is about the smoothest thing I have ever seen:
To try to insert a little learnin’ into this post, what crosspicking pattern(s) is he using? I try to stay faithful to alternate D-U-D-U. It is what Ben recommends and that’s good enough for me. But I think I see some D-D-U and some U-U-D in the video. I’ve tried those patterns in the past to marginal success. It feels like I lose separation between the notes and the pattern just turns into a sloppy strum.