Mandolin Cafe News
Mel Bay has announced the publication of Bach E Major Prelude from the Partita No. 3 for Solo Violin Transcribed for Mandolin. The book and audio include fingerings, tablature and a slow performance of the piece.
August 27, 2013 - 9:30 am
To celebrate the release of Chris Thile's latest album, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, D'Addario Strings, Collings Guitars and Mandolins and the Mandolin Cafe are giving away a brand new Collings MT2 mandolin. Registration for the opportunity to win this spectacular instrument will commence on the Mandolin Cafe web site on September 3 with a grand winner and runners-up selected after the close of registration September 22.
August 18, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Kansas City based music and outdoor writer Bill Graham provides this interview with Australian based builder Graham McDonald on a visit to Kansas City and the hunt to see a Hardwood Mandolin and the owners of a Kansas City based company that sold them decades ago.
August 14, 2013 - 10:00 pm
Tom Bekeny, best known for his work in the Kathy Kallick, Laurie Lewis and other prominent West coast bluegrass bands has a new recording out with some impressive jazz chops on display in Jazzolin.
August 8, 2013 - 1:30 pm
Nonesuch Records has announced the release of an album of three Bach works recorded by mandolin virtuoso and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile scheduled for August 6. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1 comprises three works written for solo violin: Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001; Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002; and Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003.
August 4, 2013 - 3:15 pm
Mandolin Troubadour is a new EP project from Brian Oberlin, Music Director of the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra and host and founder of the River of the West Mandolin Camp. This is his third solo recording.
August 3, 2013 - 7:14 pm
Carter Vintage Guitars has announced they are now representing renowned mandolin maker Stephen Gilchrist.
July 30, 2013 - 9:30 am
Harper Collins Publishers have announced an August 13 publication of "Ricky Skaggs - Kentucky Traveler: My Life in Music," an autobiography. The book tells an honest, deeply American story of the power of faith, family, and music from one of America's most beloved bluegrass and country artists.
July 25, 2013 - 9:00 am
John Reischman and John Miller have released their third duo project, a sublime collection of mostly original jazz and Latin compositions for mandolin and guitar entitled "Road Trip," with support from Cary Black on bass and Joel Litwin on drums and percussion.
July 21, 2013 - 2:00 pm
Mel Bay Publications, Inc. has announced the release of American Mandolin Method Volume 2, by Brian Wicklund and Ben Winship.
July 20, 2013 - 12:30 pm
French mandolinist Julien Martineau has released a project of Calace Preludes for solo mandolin, thought to be one of only two mandolinists to ever record this collection considered the mandolin's equivalent to Paganini's Caprices for Solo Violin.
July 19, 2013 - 2:15 pm
Students and fans of the mandolin style of the Father of Bluegrass Music will gather in Owensboro, Kentucky September 13-15 for the 8th Annual Bill Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp, hosted by the International Bluegrass Music Museum.
July 16, 2013 - 12:15 pm
D'Addario and Planet Waves is proud to announce the launch of the new NS Micro Tuner, the next iteration in its family of clip-on, headstock tuners.
July 8, 2013 - 1:45 pm
D'Addario Strings is combining efforts with the Mandolin Cafe to give away sets of their popular EXP strings to 20 individual lucky visitors of the Mandolin Cafe as part of a D'Addario EXP Strings Giveaway. Registration for an opportunity to win will commence on the Mandolin Cafe on July 10, 2013 with the 20 individual winners randomly selected as winners on July 17.
July 8, 2013 - 9:45 am
Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg have announced a MandoKids mandolin workshop to be held August 24 at The Freight and Salvage Coffee House as a part of the venue's continued music education programs for young musicians.
July 7, 2013 - 1:30 pm
Last Updated: March 9th, 2014 - 6:57 pm