Mandolin Cafe News
We interview Steve McCreary, General Manager of Collings Guitars and Mandolins for an update on the status of the new Collings Tenor Guitar introduced at this past Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
June 10, 2014 - 7:30 am
Siminoff Banjo and Mandolin announce the official launch of their Straight Up Strings, balanced mandolin strings explained in a white paper published earlier on the Mandolin Cafe.
June 8, 2014 - 12:30 pm
The long-awaited premiere of a documentary produced by the International Bluegrass Music Museum takes place at 9:00 PM EDST on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 on Kentucky Educational Television. POWERFUL: Bill Monroe Remembered tells the poignant, riveting story of Ohio County, KY native Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass Music.
June 6, 2014 - 8:45 am
Roger Siminoff's paper on string tension with information dating back to the early publications Frets and Pickin' Magazines.
June 3, 2014 - 9:00 am
Mel Bay Publications, Inc. has announced the availability of Old-Time Favorites for Fiddle and Mandolin by Dan Levenson, a collection of 62 popular festival and jam session tunes.
May 31, 2014 - 1:15 pm
This collection of mandolin tunes by Gus Garelick features original compositions and arrangements of traditional tunes from around the world, 13 tunes in all, presented in standard notation and tablature.
May 26, 2014 - 11:00 am
Disney Songs for Mandolin is a new publication from Hal Leonard, a collection of 25 Disney classics in standard notation and tablature with with chord diagrams, chord symbols and lyrics.
May 11, 2014 - 12:45 pm
The Grascals founding member Danny Roberts is out with another outstanding solo recording entitled Nighthawk, set for release May 20.
May 8, 2014 - 12:30 pm
Berklee College of Music hosts its first American Roots Weekend, June 20-22, for acoustic musicians who perform bluegrass, blues, folk, country, acoustic jazz, and swing on instruments such as violin, viola, cello, bass, mandolin, guitar, and harp. Berklee string instructor Joe Walsh, a mandolin player who has performed with Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck and others, will lead the weekend.
May 5, 2014 - 1:30 pm
ASAP Irish Mandolin: Learn How to Play the Irish Way is a new project from Centerstream Publishing authored by Doc Rossi.
May 2, 2014 - 8:30 am
Old Time String Band Music for Mandolin by Joseph Weidlich is a new collection of over 70 old-time music period songs recorded mostly by Ernest Stoneman or the duo Grayson and Whitter during the 1920s and early 1930s.
April 25, 2014 - 8:45 am
Ted Eschliman of JazzMando.com catches up with Don Julin for an exclusive interview about his follow-up publication for Wiley, Mandolin Exercises For Dummies.
April 17, 2014 - 12:15 pm
The Swannanoa Gathering Folk Arts Workshops of Warren Wilson College invite you to join them as they celebrate their 23nd season with their newest workshops: Mando and Banjo Week, August 3-9, featuring a staff of some of the world's finest players, and offering a wide variety of classes for mandolin, 5-string banjo, and guitar.
April 8, 2014 - 2:30 pm
We interview Jon Green, the new owner of Calton Cases now based in Austin, Texas. The design and the build process have both been updated, concerns expressed under a previous owner have been addressed, and Jon fills us in on all the details we'd like to know about Calton in this exclusive interview.
April 7, 2014 - 1:00 pm
Jim Richter, Kimble Mandolins and Grant Street Inn present the 2014 Jim Richter Mandolin Camp for the Rest of Us, July 24-26, 2014 at the historic Grant Street Inn.
April 5, 2014 - 11:00 am
Last Updated: January 29th, 2015 - 1:54 pm