This social group is seriously in trouble as nobody has posted anything for months now
I don´t want to see it die so I start a new topic to get things going again
we are watching pictures of mandolins all day but without the players it would be only an expensive string holder not more
so folks show me your photos of the players you have saved on your harddiscs
I kick it off :
I really like this picture of Jimi Hocking.
Great Blues player, and a very cool guy too!
Alvin Youngblood Hart playing an old Stradolin
Gerry Hundt - rockin out some blues on his Harmony
Steve James on a Vega mandolin banjo
Jim Richter playing his Kimble during the pre-camp concert for his 2011 Jim Richter Rock & Blues Mandolin Camp.
Lino Muoio with a Harmony H35
Jerry Hundt, Steve James, Jim Richter and Lino Muoio all have that look of intense concentration on their faces.... Neat!!! I assume the others are singing so I their faces reflect that fact more than their concentration on the instrument...
Also noticed in these few photos two Harmony Batwings and a Stradolin... How cool is that?
Also noticed that those four seem to have their eyes closed or close to closed.
How about some women???
bmac wrote: "...How about some women???"
Here's a few of Andra Faye:
When I first took up blues mandolin Andra Faye became one of my favorite blues artists.
Rory Gallagher with a Martin mandolin
With "Going to my hometown" it all started for me
I have added a picture of Tom McGuiness of The Blues Band and The Manfreds to the group pictures. If anyone knows how perhaps they can link it to here.
thanks did not know he plays mandolin too...
Every few weeks I make a google search for my blues mandolin heroes and sometimes newly uploaded photos show up. Just like today when I found this one.
Well, you may possibly do not understand but these old photos are real treasures for me and make my heart jump up and down.
Great rare picture of Johnny Young
Well, no pics of The Man yet, so here's a couple...
The Tennesse Jug Busters: Hammie Nixon, Sleepy John Estes, Michael Bloomfield and Yank Rachell
Howard Armstrong - nice paint !
244 members in this group and nobody but 2-3 members can contribute something....it´such a pitty
I got the No_Interest_Blues
Watched the internet stream of a great Blues show by Rich DelGrosso & John Del Toro Richardson the other night! If you missed it, you can watch both sets (over two hours of great Blues!) in the "latest Videos" section on this website.
So, here are a couple pics of Rich:
Rich performing at the Rum Boogie in Memphis (my favorite music venue on the planet)
Rich (on his mandola) performing along with John
hey Ed thanks so much for sharing those livestream links, I have my fun !
Here are three Cafe regulars who are great Bluesmen...
well talking about Cafe regulars I am thinking about Bert Deivert and Mike Hoffmann !
No problems folks if you are too buisy to participate in this thread I will entertain myself
Billy Flynn playing the Blues
Ry with his F4
Ry is the MAN! Thanks for posting.
this is Rainer Wöffler from Germany on a 1921 Gibson A3
Great pic/poster! Love the idea, do you know who the graphic artist is or how it was made?
Very cool poster of Rainer, René!
here is a recent one from a festival in Sweden...
Amandalyn : the artist is Jürgen Baron from Nürnberg Germany
he has no website but in case you want to get in touch with him I could send you his email
Love the poster!!! fabulous graphic artist!
this is Hans Theessink on electric mandolin (brand ?)
I should have named this thread "Rene´s gallery"... if I can´t motivate you guys well I keep posting myself
this is Roselyn Lionhart ( of David & Roselyn folk duo) with a dobro mandolin
I find it interesting that out of the blues artists pictured four are playing Harmony batwings. Though not regarded as a particularly great sounding instrument three are obviously honoring the fourth, Yank Rachell.
Yeah I have a batwing too. Gig sometimes with it, but yes I bought one because Yank had one, WHY ELSE!? haha
It is a cute little design though.
The National RM-1 with hotplate is my main gigging mando though and Don Young and company at National are great to deal with!
Oh even my superhero Carl Martin was playing a batwing at some point in his career
Nice pic of Carl! He and Yank are my main mandolin heroes!
Johnny Winter with unknown brand mandolin,
Can anyone recommend a good recording of Johnny playing mandolin ?
Great find Rene!
I love Johnny Winter but had no idea he played any mandolin.
I'd love to find out about possible recordings also.