Glen Hines


Glen has been playing guitar since 1960, learning to play guitar during the folk music boom of the late 50s and 60s.  At the same time, he was learning to play the 5 string banjo and carried some of that style over to the guitar.

He was a member of three different folk groups in the 60s and 70s, performing in concerts, on local TV, and at various restaurants around the Cincinnati area.   He also was a member of the Northern Kentucky cast of Up With People that performed throughout the region.

Early influences were John Stewart (Kingston Trio) and Noel "Paul" Stookey (PP&M).  Stewart played the guitar with a two-note bass and alternating two-finger treble when accompanying a song, while Stookey was the first guitar player he'd seen play two parts at the same time - a walking bass and the lead.  Glen worked on learning both of these styles, then around 1963 he discovered Chet Atkins whose style, most famously, included a three-note alternating bass line accompanying the lead.  He found that several of the Atkins songs he enjoyed hearing the most were written by Jerry Reed.  Atkins and Reed became his main inspiration from that time on.   His other influence has been (and is) his brother, Bob, an excellent guitar player who currently lives in Indiana.

Glen is a member of the Tampa Bay Fingerstyle Guitar Guild (TBFGG), a member of the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society (CAAS), and a member of the Tampa Bay Finger Style Players (TBFSP).