I'm hoping to use this method to let people know of upcoming TV appearances by mandolinists or people whose performance may include a mandolin. The primary objective is to give us all some advance notice so as to avoid the inevitable - "Dang! I missed it! Wish I'd known!" - aka the D'Oh Factor.
Keep in mind that talk shows usually save musical performances until the end of the show, so add about :50 to the broadcast time if you're setting your VCR.
So if you know of any such scheduled performances, sing out!
Tonight on Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 EDT NBC - Sara Watkins with John Paul Jones. The Led Zeppelin bassist, also known for playing mandolin, produced the self-titled debut album by the former fiddler and singer from Nickel Creek. Her former bandmates - brother Sean and Chris Thile - are also on the album, along with Tim O'Brien, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Benmont Tench, Ronnie McCoury, and Punch Brothers’ Chris Eldridge. I haven't been able to find out who else will be playing tonight nor what JPJ will be playing (presumably bass, as he did with MAS - that's Mutual Admiration Society, not what you were thinking - nor which song, but I'm hoping it's Jimmie Rodgers‘ “Any Old Time,” I love that song.