Never, never, never throw a guitar case. Ever.
It wasn't mine. I wished I'd been filming it, because what I saw made me damn angry, and had I been filming it'd be on YouTube already.
Flight 614 out of Kansas City, MO to Nashville arriving 11:10 a.m. this past Monday. I'm seated behind the wing with a direct view of the baggage/luggage being unloaded. My friend Glenn Bradford and I have arrived in Nashville for a couple of days of vintage
A quick update on the status of the Mandolin Cafe ball caps we offer from time to time. We'd been telling people January, 2014 but missed the deadline and then some.
First, we decided to move on from our previous supplier for reasons that don't need to be discussed. That meant a new stitching template from scratch and locating a new source of raw product (hats). We were looking for better quality, more appropriate size (there were issues with the last 2013 batch running small), and
Some news or information just doesn't hit the Cafe home page and of late there's been a fair amount worth sharing. With a hot cup of java in hand and the current temperature 8 degrees, here's our shot on a Friday that might interest you:
If you're on Twitter you may have noticed someone promoting the hell out of Avi Avital's Between Worlds. How many of these promoted tweets have we seen? More than we can count. Assume Deutsche Grammophon is funding this (we'll watch more closely
We howled with approval when UK-based author, novelist, broadcaster, cultural commentator Norman Lebrecht observed on his popular blog that 2014 could be The Year of the Mandolin in classical music.
He might be onto something, and he's clearly no stranger to the instrument.
"Classical music needs new voices. In 2014, the big noise could well be the mandolin," he wrote, posting
January - Gruhn Guitars of Nashville announced they were moving out of their famed downtown Nashville location, a change that would eventually involve long-time mainstays Walter and Christie Carter leaving and opening Carter Vintage Guitars in direct competition with their previous employer.
We celebrated the three Grammy nominations for our friends in the Modern Mandolin Quartet and their groundbreaking recording Americana