Maybelle Carter's dynamic "thumb lead" style is essential knowledge for anyone interested in playing traditional American folk or country guitar. Mike Seeger shows you how to get the famous Carter Family guitar sound & incorporate it into some of their most significant songs, including "Wildwood Flower," "The Cannonball," "Pretty Polly," "Little Darling Pal of Mine," and "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy." Even near-beginners will be able to learn these pieces, while more experienced guitarists will enjoy the nuances and subtleties of Maybelle's influential style. Mike is joined by Janette Carter, who offers reminiscences of the family, demonstrates her mother's guitar playing, and sings on most of the songs. Note/tab included as either booklet or PDF file on the disc. 85 min.