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Aug-11-2016, 10:30pm
Spending my Thursday night working on one of my all time favorite tunes, "Indiana Firefly." John Reischman wrote and recorded this tune, and he is one of the greatest mandolinists to ever play in my opinion. I played it faster than the album version, but this tempo felt natural to me. Thanks for watching!

Michael Neverisky
Aug-12-2016, 12:23am
Very nice! You pull a sweet tone from that mandolin.

Aug-12-2016, 10:42am
Thanks so much man!!!!!! I really appreciate the encouragement. I can't say enough about how dependable that Pava is. I am really thankful that I was able to get it! :)

Clement Barrera-Ng
Aug-12-2016, 11:16am
Really wonderful playing, and what a great sounding Pava!

Aug-12-2016, 11:33am
Nice playing!!

Aug-12-2016, 11:44am
Thanks so much guys :) It is so nice to hear encouragement, and to hear the Pava get the praise it deserves. I have never owned an instrument that approaches it. I have used it in the studio, and it holds up just as well there. It's wonderful :)

JH Murray
Aug-12-2016, 2:51pm
Great tone and tempo!

Tom C
Aug-12-2016, 3:27pm
Great tune. After learning the melody he plays first time through, I enjoyed learning the alternate he plays second time through.
I would have never thought of playing something like that.

Aug-12-2016, 4:33pm
I love that melody so much! The variations he chose in the recording are so beautiful. He is just an incredibly musical player, and inspires me constantly. :)

Rob Beck
Aug-12-2016, 4:34pm
I agree with everyone else, nice playing and really good tone. Good job! (nice hat work too ;) )

Aug-12-2016, 10:36pm
Thanks so much!!!!! :) I am known in my little town for my hat game!

Aug-17-2016, 2:25pm
Cool. John told me he wrote that the first time he went to Bean Blossom, because it was the first place he'd ever seen fireflies.

Aug-18-2016, 11:17am
That is so awesome man! Thanks for sharing that :)