Mandolin Cafe News
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
The Julian Acoustic Music Camp will be held April 9-13, 2014 in Julian, California and features an all-star line-up for all instruments including Sharon Gilchrist on mandolin.
February 16, 2014 - 8:00 pm
Mike Marshall and the Turtle Island Quartet is the title of a new release from five of the most versatile string players of our time, set for release on March 18, 2014. Their first album together embodies the joyous, eclectic spirit of American string master Grammy-nominated Mike Marshall and Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet.
February 11, 2014 - 10:00 pm
Back In Time is the debut recording of The Vintage Mandolin Quartet composed of Rob Haines on mandolin family instruments, John Hedgecoth on mandocello, Ron de la Vega on bass and William "Tiger" Fitzhugh on guitars.
February 10, 2014 - 9:00 pm
The 2014 San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp, led by classical mandolinist and educator Chris Acquavella, will take place July 14-20, 2014 at the centrally located Crowne Plaza in San Diego, California.
February 9, 2014 - 6:15 pm
Mel Bay Publications, Inc. has announced a month-long sweepstakes culminating in 3 lucky winners receiving a copy of Don Stiernberg's newly published Jazz Mandolin Appetizers Book/CD Set and a copy of Suzanna Barnes' Mandolin Arpeggio Chart.
February 7, 2014 - 7:30 am
Last Updated: October 12th, 2014 - 5:22 pm