I know this is a stretch ...BUT...you never know.
I travel alot and about 4 years ago I was going through DFW and a cowboy from Colorado ( he must have been a real buckaroo cause he was wearing a nice cowboy #hat)was playing a mandolin while waiting for a filght.
He was a friendly fella and he shared a few minutes with me letting me ask questions about the mandolin.
He let me play his mandolin and showed me some chords.
I am not sure of his name but I think it was Dave?
He mentioned he took some lessons from Matt Flinner...I think.
Anyway, I thought that this would be worth a stab in the dark, maybe he frequents this board. I would like to get in touch with him and thank him for turning me on to the possibility of me playing the mandolin.
Oh yes....his strap had an indian medicine wheel or dream catcher hanging off of it.
Any help would be mucho greato.