Pete Huttlinger

Fingerpicking to fruition
Fingerpicking to fruition

It’s a dream that eludes an untold number of musicians who try to “make it” in Nashville. There’s no telling how many players journey to the Tennessee capital in search of stardom, or at the very least, a reliable employment situation where their musical abilities can generate a steady income.

Fingerpicking phenom Pete Huttlinger has succeeded in a big way, and has garnered accolades from not only his peers, he also managed to win a national fingerpicking contest held annually in Winfield, Kansas, and has toured and recorded with many notable musicians, particularly John Denver – Huttlinger was the singer’s touring guitarist from 1994 until Denver’s death in 1997 (he also recorded with Denver). Moreover, Pete has recorded two solo albums, Catch & Release (1995) and Naked Pop (2000), both on Instar Records, as well as two John Denver tribute albums, Colors in Time (Vols. 1 and 2), and Welcome to Brazil as a member of the Brazil