I had so much fun field picking with Sam and Fred and Bob Denoncourt (I got this picture from Bob's site) and Billy Kimball.
Sam and Fred kept my sides hurting constantly with their "Down East" humor. Sam and Fred were masters of any instrument they picked up and I learned a lot from many hours of picking with them in the early to mid-seventies.
Sam was an excellent story teller, too. He used to gather a crowd at Dick and Becky Pelletier's home in Kent's Hill, Maine, when he'd agree to stretch a few tales. Fred passed away in 1996 if my memory is right. Sam passed away this year (2012) on April 30th. They both were great guys!