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Charlie Derrington Interview

February 25, 1986, shortly after Bill Monroe was reunited with his mandolin at Gibson, photojournalist Scott Wright and Dave Higgs recorded this never before seen Charlie Derrington Interview, shown working on what may be the only photos of Monroe's other mandolin (serial #72214) damaged in the November 13, 1985 vandalism.

Charlie Derrington Interview

New bluegrass from the award winning band Nu-Blue on the Cafe MP3 page.

Need some Monroe mojo in your playing? Chris Henry can help via Mandolins Heal The World.

New from Mel Bay: Parking Lot Picker's Play-Along: Mandolin. Order: eBook | Book

Mandolin Mondays: seen his somewhat viral videos on YouTube? Welcome, Rory Hoffman.

New from Aaron Weinstein: mandolin chord melody for Not a Care in the World. Nice!

Coming Sunday: The Mandolin Store Eastman MD415-GD Giveaway. $1,000 value.

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Our Tim Connell Interview with information about his new solo recording.

Two of the greatest mandolin recordings of all-time on one CD? Right here.

Fire up the lava lamp: Don Julin takes on Led Zeppelin for Mandolin Mondays #72.

Here they are: the new Pono/KR Strings mandolin and mandola prototypes.

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