Mandolin Cafe News
Cracker Barrel and pop legend Madonna have announced collaboration on a new project entitled Bluegrass Material Girl, a collection of traditional acoustic string band music featuring her vocals in the style of Bill Monroe.
April 1, 2014 - 7:45 am
Homespun Music Instruction has announced the availability of two important video instructional products from the late John McGann. John McGann's Rhythm Mandolin: From Bluegrass to Celtic to Swing and Sound Fundamentals: Touch, Tone and Technique for Mandolin had been out of print and increasingly difficult to obtain since his untimely passing.
March 22, 2014 - 12:30 pm
Kansas City based music and outdoor writer Bill Graham provides this interview with bluegrass legend Byron Berline while he was in town for the 2014 Folk Alliance Conference.
March 18, 2014 - 2:00 pm
Django in June, New England's premier occasion to celebrate the music of Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt is proud to welcome premier jazz mandolinist Don Stiernberg to their staff for their annual meeting June 17-22, 2014 on the campus of Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
March 17, 2014 - 8:00 pm
J. S. Bach The Cello Suites for Mandolin is a new self-publication by author Daniel Sellman following up his recent J. S. Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Mandolin. The book contains the complete Suites for Unaccompanied Cello transposed and transcribed for mandolin in staff notation and tablature.
March 12, 2014 - 7:45 am
Common Ground on the Hill, hosts of some of the finest traditional music camps and workshops in the U.S. have announced a Mandolin Silent Auction to benefit their Veterans Initiative Scholarships. Walt Kuhlman of Gypsy's Music has donated one of his handcrafted Rosewood Octave Mandolins to be sold at silent auction to benefit the program.
March 9, 2014 - 7:00 pm
D'Addario and Planet Waves have announced the availability of the NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo Pro as seen on display at the recent Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. The NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo Pro will retail for $26.99 and is shipping now.
March 8, 2014 - 9:00 am
Today through April 3, Mel Bay Publications has announced a giveaway where visitors will have a chance to win the definitive instructional collection on Mandolin Improvisation. From Author Todd Collins comes a two volume series that comprehensively covers The topic of Improvising on the Mandolin.
March 7, 2014 - 8:30 am
This July, California Coast Music Camp (CCMC) will offer two week-long acoustic camps, July 6-12 and July 13-19, 2014. Week 1 Mandolin instructors are Mike Compton and Julay Brooks. Week 2 Mandolin instructors are Robin Flower and Michael Stadler
March 6, 2014 - 9:15 pm
Mike Marshall has announced the availability of his popular Brazilian Choros - Second Edition, which will include 23 new tunes and a larger format for ease of reading, three Solo Mandolin Arrangements and two Transcriptions Rhythm Guides, Discography, and more. To celebrate the book's publication, Mike has made the first 7 pages and his arrangement of Odeon available as a free PDF download .
March 5, 2014 - 9:00 am
We pay a visit to Carter Vintage Guitars of Nashville, owned and operated by vintage instrument power couple Walter and Christie Carter.
March 3, 2014 - 2:00 pm
The 2014 Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp with Mike Compton as director will be held September 4-7, 2014 at Camp Marymount, 1318 Fairview Blvd., Fairview, Tennessee. The city of Fairview is 28 miles from the Nashville Airport.
February 25, 2014 - 1:00 pm
The Music Link Corporation has announced the availability of The Loar LM-590-MS mandolin, a solid hand-carved instrument in a resonant thin satin finish with ultra-clean aesthetics.
February 24, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Into The True Country is the title of a collection of all original instrumental compositions by mandolinist David Benedict.
February 22, 2014 - 9:15 am
John Reischman, John Mailander, Keith Yoder, Luke Abbott and Morgan Cochneuer will lead an all-star mandolin instructor team for the Walker Creek Spring Music Camp held April 11-14 on the grounds of the Walker Creek Ranch, located in the rolling hills of West Marin County between Petaluma and Tomales Bay, about an hour drive north of the San Francisco.
February 18, 2014 - 4:30 pm
Last Updated: November 14th, 2014 - 8:59 am