This week here's the preeminent old time mandolin scholar, Adam Tanner, with a stellar tune from the playing of Osey Helton. Some incredible tone coming from that 1928 Gibson F4!
Adam is the Swannanoa Gathering's resident old time mandolin instructor, and I've gotten to know him in my time there in Black Mountain, NC, over the years. Not only is he a talented player and composer, but I'm always amazed by how steeped he is in the history
Happy to be back on Mandolin Mondays this week with some 8-bit music from everyone's favorite digital plumber! Here are a few tunes composed by Koji Kondo for Nintendo's original Super Mario Bros. game, now transcribed and arranged for solo mandolin. Game on!
Hope you have been enjoying all the special guests here at Mandolin Mondays. Tons more to come this year! Thanks so much for watching and sharing these videos with your
This week, here's a video of the impeccable mandolinist and fiddler, Nate Lee, playing his arrangement of the traditional tune "Rubber Dolly" on his gorgeous sounding, new Pava F5 mandolin.
Nate is a musician on demand in Nashville. Over the years he has toured with such artists as Ashleigh Caudill, Irene Kelley, Town Mountain, the Jim Hurst Trio, and now with the award-winning Becky Buller band. In addition to
Throughout 2017 Iím really excited to be using this weekly Mandolin Monday video format as a way of connecting with and featuring other mandolinists. I'll still be making videos, but Iím also having some of my mandolin friends make videos of their own solo mandolin arrangements to feature here on my Cafe blog. And what better way to start the new year off than with the inimitable Joe K Walsh on his amazing new Nugget mando.
Hard to believe it's already been a full year since the beginning of Mandolin Mondays. 52 videos later... Reflecting on the past year with this old Scottish classic. Thanks to all who have joined me on this weekly adventure--your encouragement, support, and interest has helped make 2016 the most enjoyable year of my career yet. Mandolin Mondays will ride again in 2017 with some exciting guest artists--stay tuned!
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