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Pete Jenner
Jul-09-2013, 8:31am
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Impromptu street session with some friends.

mtucker
Jul-09-2013, 8:46am
At Vic Edelbrock's a few months ago ... it started out sunny, hence the dark shield, but clouded up as the morning wore on.

Jim Garber
Jul-09-2013, 10:22am
At Vic Edelbrock's a few months ago ... it started out sunny, hence the dark shield, but clouded up as the morning wore on.

Where is your mandolin? Oh, wait, am I on Motorcycle Cafe? :)

mtucker
Jul-09-2013, 3:27pm
Where is your mandolin? Oh, wait, am I on Motorcycle Cafe? :)
It's strapped to the sissy in the first pic! :grin:

Mandobar
Jul-09-2013, 3:49pm
mark, nice bike. is it a custom?

houseworker
Jul-09-2013, 3:49pm
the title says; 'Post a picture of yourself' not, 'post a pic of you and your mandolin'... well, guess i'm being too literal,

'Post a picture of yourself" not, "post a pic of your motorcycle" or are you really the invisible man (pic 2)? :grin:

mtucker
Jul-09-2013, 3:56pm
yes, think of me as the 'headless horseman' ... git along little doggies :mandosmiley:

mtucker
Jul-09-2013, 3:57pm
mark, nice bike. is it a custom?

yes, it's a special custom dumpster diver, Mary!

Mandobar
Jul-09-2013, 4:36pm
So, yer saying its a do-it-yourselfer? ;)

Eric C.
Jul-09-2013, 5:00pm
Here I am this past March, and my recently retired (as of today since I got my KM950) Morgan Monroe.


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mtucker
Jul-09-2013, 5:01pm
So, yer saying its a do-it-yourselfer? ;)
No, it was built by a lover/ collector/expert of old motorcycles and old bits. I can certainly tell you alot about stuff, design, parts, mechanical workings, and am a fair wrench, but don't have time to hunt and build :grin:

Pete Jenner
Jul-10-2013, 2:22am
Perhaps you may have the time to start a new thread.

JEStanek
Jul-10-2013, 9:32am
Ah... there have been odds and ends photos of folks then a follow ups shot of something of interest (and there is interest) in this thread. It's not that strict of a thread. I was more disappointed we couldn't see his face than the follow up photo of the unusual bike but, I've come to terms with that disappointment and have moved on!

Jamie

mandopete
Jul-10-2013, 9:36am
Hey, I'm just glad for the bump! I thought this old thread has disappeared completely.

:)

phiddlepicker
Jul-11-2013, 6:51am
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cheap mando here, but having fun at the campfire:grin:

Iron
Jul-12-2013, 7:23pm
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Barry Wilson
Jul-12-2013, 8:27pm
I do pack my mandolin on it hehe couldn't resist.
we had actually gone to a jam earlier and it was 30c in town, so I took the gang up to the mountain peak to cool off
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn181/Pipeous/Vstar/Road%20trips/May%2005-2013/IMG_3576.jpg (http://s304.photobucket.com/user/Pipeous/media/Vstar/Road%20trips/May%2005-2013/IMG_3576.jpg.html)

FLATROCK HILL
Jul-12-2013, 10:32pm
yes, it's a special custom dumpster diver, Mary!

Well, it LOOKs like '47 Knuckle motor in a hard-tail frame, disc brakes on 18 in. wheels. How can you get away with running straight pipes, an open primary and no front fender in Cali? Oh wait...I know. Strap a mandolin to the sissy bar!

lmartnla
Jul-12-2013, 11:55pm
Playing with the Grocery Clerks at the Decatur Street French Market, New Orleans:

DocWhite
Jul-21-2013, 6:39am
Me playing my National RM1
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mandopete
Jul-22-2013, 11:41am
Okay, here's me playing with The Combinations at last weekend's Darrington Bluegrass Festival (http://www.darringtonbluegrass.com/). To my right are festival founding members Bertha Whiteside (Nations) on guitar and Roy Morgan on banjo. It's really quite an honor for me to be included in this group that has been a mainstay of the festival for 37 years!

On a mandolin related note, I'm playing my Collings MF-5 which turned 10 years old this year.

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John MacPhee
Jul-22-2013, 3:47pm
Hey Pete, by the look of the photo, it must be about 9am in Heathcote as you are having your first for the day hehehehe!
Nice set up with flute and cello, what was the number and what is the 2 point you are playin'?
Cheers mate
John

Pete Jenner
Jul-22-2013, 11:28pm
It was about 4PM in Redfern John. It was the first of the day. I think we were playing Windmills of My Mind. It's the mando I built.

Al Bergstein
Jul-23-2013, 2:04am
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Me on guitar and frank wakefield on mando.a few years ago.can't remember the other mando player. It was a fun weekend. Weekend fun a was it!

John MacPhee
Jul-23-2013, 3:48pm
Ah Pete, like circles in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel, great. Hey post a photo of your two point it looks amazing. Redfern at 4 pm, better you than me gunga din.
Cheers
John

Barry Wilson
Jul-23-2013, 6:53pm
Seriously though... got to play with a house band... I am doing a solo in a blues tune. Going to go play tonight with the female vocalist at an acoustic jam
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journeybear
Jul-25-2013, 9:35pm
A few months ago my swing/jug band decided to busk at Mallory Square during the nightly Sunset Celebration. Solo musicians get short shrift there, and most passersby are attracted to the circus-type acts - jugglers, trained dogs, tumblers, tightrope walkers, and what not - but you get a bunch of scruffly skifflers together, merrily banging away on what-have-you, and you can attract and hold a crowd. We did this twice, and cleaned up both times.

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Due to the artistic process, a bit of clarification might help. I'm the dapper fellow on the left. To the right are ukulele, accordion, and bass; below are washboard and guitar.

Wilbur James
Jul-31-2013, 7:42am
104981 Enjoying my DMM.

fatt-dad
Aug-04-2013, 4:14pm
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At the beach with my '84 Flatiron 1N. Just a great time!

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MK in NC
Aug-10-2013, 10:08am
Bashing out easy chords on a 1983 Flatiron 1SH while sending a less-than-subtle message about the upcoming college football season.

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tmsweeney
Aug-22-2013, 5:57am
mando beach bum # 2

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Bertram Henze
Aug-22-2013, 6:50am
mando beach bum # 2

bum - bum - Bum - Bum - BUM - BUM (banjo shark approaching)

fatt-dad
Aug-22-2013, 7:35am
Bashing out easy chords on a 1983 Flatiron 1SH while sending a less-than-subtle message about the upcoming college football season.

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Nice pancake!

f-d

MK in NC
Aug-22-2013, 2:24pm
Thanks, fatt-dad. It looks as if you enjoy a pancake Flatiron as well.

jessejsaunders
Aug-24-2013, 9:55pm
I've been a decent guitar player for a long time, but played my first gig on mandolin with my new jam-grass band last night (only our 3rd show). Mandolin is making way more sense to me than guitar ever has. I'm still in the honeymoon period with the mandolin, but I'm looking forward to a long, happy marriage.

We even had two gig offers from people in attendance!

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Eric C.
Oct-21-2013, 6:14am
From this past weekend playing an open house of a friend's music listening room he's opening up in the near future.
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Tydees
Oct-27-2013, 9:02pm
This was a small gig I did this summer. Lots of fun! :grin:

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9lbShellhamer
Oct-29-2013, 6:10pm
From this past weekend playing an open house of a friend's music listening room he's opening up in the near future.
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Can't wait to play one of these...

Ben Cooper
Nov-01-2013, 7:53pm
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My New Girouard!

whosebluesanyway
Dec-07-2013, 3:07pm
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Greetings, board. As my first post I thought I'd say hello. I'm a long-time guitar player who's recently made the switch to mandolin. I decided I wanted to be a lead guy instead of a rhythm guy. Chris Thile is a huge influence, along with Tony Rice, Bill Monroe, Tony Trischka, and Bela Fleck. I'm playing a Loar LM-600-VS and loving it. I'm using D'Addario EXP JL74's and a Wegen TF-140. The usual suspects. Having a blast learning my first dozen fiddle tunes and look forward to mingling with other mando enthusiasts.

dan@kins
Dec-08-2013, 5:34am
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Playing with my group, Hot Chocolate and the MarshMellows for our little town's Summer Concert Series. In mandolin we trust!

Ed Goist
Dec-17-2013, 2:51pm
Proof positive that Santa plays an Eastman MD-305...and that he's a fan of the Ottawa Senators.

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Ben Cooper
Dec-18-2013, 8:17pm
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Me and the Girouard by the Christmas tree! Practicing Christmas carols and not caring how much the dog howls. LOL

lorrainehornig
Dec-20-2013, 7:17am
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My daughter on guitar and me on mandolin...playing Christmas carols last night at her house. It was great fun!

Michael Bridges
Dec-21-2013, 4:44am
I've heard some of Lorraine's daughter's music, the girl has talent! Great picture, Lorraine.

Shortloin
Dec-21-2013, 6:53am
We took some pictures from the rehearsal lately.

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I usually have a thick beard but there is a mild winter here in scandinavia so.. :)

Pete Jenner
Jan-03-2014, 3:56am
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My New Girouard!


You've done well.

Minorkey
Jan-04-2014, 2:43pm
I dont have a picture of me with my mandolin yet but here's one of me with my Fender acoustic.
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mandopete
May-06-2014, 10:22am
Ahem....(bump).

Amanda Gregg
May-06-2014, 10:51am
By a stroke of luck, I once got to play Tombstone Junction on stage with David Grier. Great picture of the Stiver in action.
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Jim Garber
May-06-2014, 12:42pm
By a stroke of luck, I once got to play Tombstone Junction on stage with David Grier. Great picture of the Stiver in action.

I esp like that large "inlay" above your heads!! Have any video of that gig?

Amanda Gregg
May-06-2014, 12:45pm
I esp like that large "inlay" above your heads!! Have any video of that gig?

Man I wish! I haven't found any.

sgarrity
May-07-2014, 12:52am
That's a memorable moment. And a good tune too!

Dave Hicks
May-07-2014, 2:32pm
Flatiron A5Jr - song was "Piano Man" (!)

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Mike Anderson
May-15-2014, 3:32pm
Just found this thread by accident! Here's one of me in my band, not current but I like it. A good friend recently said "looks like you must be doing one of those songs where the British round everyone up and ship them to Australia..." :grin:

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Rosemary Philips
May-15-2014, 9:01pm
By a stroke of luck, I once got to play Tombstone Junction on stage with David Grier. Great picture of the Stiver in action.
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Wow! How did you manage that?

lflngpicker
May-29-2014, 3:56pm
119836 Snapped a selfie on my computer playin' my MIJ 1980's Kentucky KM-650 (LOL)

CavScout
Jun-09-2014, 8:32pm
My son and me at Delfest.

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Mike Bunting
Jun-09-2014, 8:36pm
My son and me at Delfest.

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Good one.

Michael Wolf
Jun-10-2014, 12:23pm
Playing some Choro with Mike:

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That was a very nice experience.

Dagger Gordon
Jun-10-2014, 3:43pm
Playing some Choro with Mike:

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That was a very nice experience.

About as cool as it gets, I would say!

gforeman
Jun-16-2014, 2:14pm
well, I don't have my Mando yet, so here.

This one is kinda old.
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This photo is not old...but I am! :))
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eastman_315
Jul-01-2014, 10:36am
Hanging out between connecting flights at Midway/Chicago.

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Too serious! :cool:

Frank

Mark Wilson
Jul-01-2014, 11:22am
Hanging out between connecting flights at Midway/Chicago.

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Too serious! :cool:

Frank

That's one way to get cell phone users out of your hair!

eastman_315
Jul-01-2014, 11:26am
That's one way to get cell phone users out of your hair! Ha! Except my buddy with the iPhone that took it.

Actually, with my lack of skill it gets everyone within the sound of my mando out of my hair! :-)

Take care,

Frank

jim simpson
Jul-06-2014, 10:58pm
From a recent show (National Pike Pickers)

Zissou Intern
Jul-16-2014, 7:29pm
Jim, stop taunting me with that Daley. Every time I see one, my MAS flairs up!

jim simpson
Jul-16-2014, 9:38pm
Jim, stop taunting me with that Daley. Every time I see one, my MAS flairs up!


lol!

mando on the side
Jul-19-2014, 9:23pm
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Gotta start them early!

Dave Hicks
Jul-21-2014, 8:09am
Augusta Blues & Swing Week


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Rob Ross
Aug-08-2014, 12:22am
This is an old one, but I like it. Coming back from Kyrgyzstan on a C-130, with my Flatiron. I found a nice Honeytone pocket amplifier at O'Brien's Music store in St. Johns, Newfoundland on a previous deployment. I used a tuner suction cup mike to the mando, and headphones over ear plugs, otherwise you'd never hear anything sitting in back between the propellers. Good way to kill part of an 8 hour drone when it's not your leg to fly.

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Marty Jacobson
Aug-08-2014, 10:23pm
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Gotta start them early!

Wait, is your son's name the same as a certain respected Austin, TX mandolin luthier? I tried to name one of my sons Dudenbostel or Monteleone, but the wife rejected both of them for some reason...

mando on the side
Aug-09-2014, 9:41am
Wait, is your son's name the same as a certain respected Austin, TX mandolin luthier? I tried to name one of my sons Dudenbostel or Monteleone, but the wife rejected both of them for some reason...

Marty,

I secretly gave him the name in hopes that one day it can be an excuse to get an actual Ellis F5 :cool:..."Hey Honey, wouldn't it be cool to buy our son a mando that has his name on it?"

Ed

blawson
Aug-09-2014, 10:03am
This is an old one, but I like it. Coming back from Kyrgyzstan on a C-130, with my Flatiron. I found a nice Honeytone pocket amplifier at O'Brien's Music store in St. Johns, Newfoundland on a previous deployment. I used a tuner suction cup mike to the mando, and headphones over ear plugs, otherwise you'd never hear anything sitting in back between the propellers. Good way to kill part of an 8 hour drone when it's not your leg to fly.

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This is excellent! Great way to make the best of a situation.

Cue Zephyr
Aug-09-2014, 2:11pm
Straight from my Instagram! :grin:
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Ben Cooper
Aug-19-2014, 6:35am
Couldn't take my Girouard with me to Kruger Park South Africa, but I took my shirt so I could represent. Don't have a mandolin cafe ball cap yet though....

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Astro
Aug-31-2014, 12:06pm
My last band. I'm on guitar on far right. That was a trial gig with new material. Mostly acoustic rock. I usually dont use the music stand anymore and I play with totally different folks now. No drummer anymore but we do have a cajon or djembe sit in a lot. I dont like drum kits but I must say our drummer in that band was great because she had a soft touch and good vocals.

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Steevarino
Sep-03-2014, 8:17pm
I honestly don't know if I ever posted on this particular thread or not, but here's a shot of me taken some time back at Jesse McReynold's Pick Inn in Gallatin, Tennessee. I have no idea what F-5 that is in the pic. Just one that someone asked me to play and have a look at.

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mee
Sep-12-2014, 4:46am
OK I think I have posted this pic before, and ofcourse this pic was taken maybe 40-45 years ago...

jim simpson
Sep-12-2014, 9:13am
mee,

That's awesome! - love Donna

Astro
Sep-12-2014, 9:21am
Yeah, you win mee. Gotta love those boots. Made for Walkin. I'm going to have to get a pair of those.

Benjamin Gieseke
Mar-04-2015, 10:30am
Hey everyone!

Longtime fan of the cafe here, just introducing myself and thought this would be the best way to get started! I'm the guy on the left in the photo, taken when myself and a couple friends were asked to play at a friends wedding. Not sure when this photo was taken during the day, mostly because I really don't know why I'm holding my mando like that... I've also since replaced that Fender with a Loar LM-400 my fiance bought for me (they're both keepers, for sure). Looking forward to joining the conversation!

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journeybear
Mar-04-2015, 11:25am
Welcome to the Cafe! :mandosmiley: Glad to see the mandolinist is the sharpest dresser - as it should be. :cool:

And great pic, mee. Just great! :mandosmiley:

journeybear
Mar-04-2015, 11:25am
Here are a couple of pretty good videos of my band. (People shoot us all the time, but the few that get posted are often poor quality and incomplete.) The first is from just a few weeks ago; the second is from last year. I get to take a couple of decent rides on the first one; in the second I also get to show my skills on the blues harp. The first is pretty much what we sound like; the second was, well, a bit compromised, accommodating the piano player (since departed from the ensemble).





Hmmm ... Guess this is the wrong thread. Oh well! :redface: Enjoy, anyway! :whistling:

danostrowski
Apr-12-2015, 6:59pm
My new phoenix and I...

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jaycat
Apr-12-2015, 7:08pm
At Mark's mom's birthday party this afternoon.

Sorry, no mandolin content, had to hold down the fort between the two banjos . . .

mandopete
Sep-04-2015, 3:40pm
It's only been like a million years or so since I was last here on the café. Gotta be some new mugs by now!

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Jim Hilburn
Sep-04-2015, 9:25pm
Pete!!!

Bill Snyder
Sep-04-2015, 10:11pm
It's only been like a million years or so since I was last here on the café. Gotta be some new mugs by now!

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I didn't know Mike Huckaby plays mandolin. (Please don't throw anything)

journeybear
Sep-05-2015, 2:33am
That's a different thread - Infamous people who play(ed) mandolin. :disbelief: :confused: ;) :grin: :whistling:

jim simpson
Sep-08-2015, 1:52pm
My friend Bob Heyer and myself at the Gathering at Sweet Creek near Mineral Wells, WV from Sat. Sept. 5th.

billhay4
Sep-08-2015, 2:06pm
Ya'll are too thin. Eat some grits.
Bill

Alaska Splty Woods
Oct-21-2015, 1:17pm
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A pic of part of the process of how your soundboards are recovered out of a log.
This is actually my Wife Annette dissecting a sitka round into re-sawable block. The tools are 2 froes, 2 -10" plastic fallers wedges and 1- 8 pound aluminum mallet. The heart block, is what we refer to as bonus block.
The round is "Read" very critically to determine where the splits will be made for Quality, grade and recovery.

I found this thread searching for how to upload a profile pic. Now I will continue that search, to find the answer to that question.

lucho
Dec-05-2015, 5:12pm
141449141450 my latest photo session with my folk band

LittleBlue
Dec-10-2015, 12:48pm
Here's me, recording from last weekend with the Temple Mandolin No. 000. My first build.

journeybear
Feb-01-2016, 2:16pm
Went to a fabulous show Saturday - Shawn Colvin, John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams, Kris Kristofferson. I've mentiond Lu is a friend before. Hung out with her and the band and others after her set. Was having so much I missed most of Kris' set. Time well spent. :grin: She was a little tired, but smiling on the inside.

Note clever use of product placement with Mandolin Café baseball cap. Endorsement deal possibility? :whistling:

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mandopete
Feb-20-2016, 1:10pm
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Here's my annual update....this was at last week's pre-Wintergrass jam. We are being sponsored by Sears.

mandopete
Feb-20-2016, 1:13pm
Watch it!

DougC
Feb-20-2016, 3:24pm
Evan Marshall is the fastest mandolin player. But I had a good laugh when I pressed the wrong button on my Ipad. That head sure bobbles about. Ha, ha. (Thank gawd it is a silent movie).


https://youtu.be/tcbLR-m2Pxg

Bruce Robinson
Feb-26-2016, 8:28am
Bruce Robinson, Mandola, Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra
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- - - Updated - - -

Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra, 2015-16
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Daniel Nestlerode
Feb-26-2016, 8:33am
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Hmmm. If this worked, that's me in Mary-Gomot, France on a sunny December day.

Randi Gormley
Dec-17-2016, 3:54pm
There have certainly been more flattering pictures of me, but this is about as typical as I get when I've rushed to a session, grabbed a seat and someone hands me a copy of the comhaltas magazine before anything gets started. Thought you all might find it as entertaining as I did.

There actually is a story behind this. I've been playing ITM for about 15 years now but that's in addition to my "real" job, which has been in newspapers for the past 40 years. Over the years, the people I work with have occasionally known about my hobby but mostly I'm just some random reporter -- editor, now -- who takes care not to be photographed because it's considered bad form, me working for the paper and all. The group I work for now has five small papers in Connecticut. I know my own crew but the photographers (and certainly the reporters) in the other papers only know me by voice or email. When I showed up at comhaltas on Thursday, I took a seat and settled in and then the branch president announced there was a photographer from the local paper there. It was too late to move to the back row (which I would have if i'd known he was there when I first walked in) so I just pretended I was some random musician. He never came up to ask me for my name, so I figured I'd dodged a bullet.

Friday I'm in the office doing work and I get an email from the photographer asking if this photo was, indeed, me and what name I go by. It seemed the photo editor, who knows me by sight, recognized my profile in another shot and asked him if he had a face-on photo of me so she could double-check and he pulled up this one. She thought it was pretty funny and had him send it. I acknowledged the identification and told him he should have warned me to comb my hair. Anyway, now at least one off-site photographer knows my alter ego!

Jim Garber
Dec-17-2016, 4:12pm
Funny, Randi! I assume they didn't use this in the article with this caption, "People who play Irish music prefer to read magazines and look at their phones."

cbakewell
Dec-17-2016, 4:31pm
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In action at Rhyl Folk Club Xmas party.

I am playing my Resonator Mandolin, made by Stuart Wailing.

There was an element of fate involved in its acquisition.


I saw it in the gallery on the Stuart Wailing website years ago, and envied it.

It was described as an example of a custom commission for a client. Stuarts custom commissions were way out side my price bracket at the time sadly.

A year or so ago, I started playing in a local Barn Dance band, and it turned out that the band leader was the guy who commissioned it and now wanted to sell it, a price was agreed and it became mine.

I think it safe to say that it is not 'subtle' .... 'tinny and twangy' would be more accurate, but I like it ... it is 100% the wrong instrument to play Bluegrass on. This suits me fine, as what I play could be accurately described as 'not bluegrass' :)

John Soper
Jan-18-2017, 9:10pm
Time to revive this thread for the new year.

Playing a benefit for a long time Durham, NC Busker who was well-known to anybody who hung out on 9th Street or at the Farmer's Market.

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JEStanek
Jan-19-2017, 10:34am
Hey Randi, I love that Runa is on the back page of that magazine. Shannon Lambert-Ryan (lead singer of Runa) and I have worked together at the Philadelphia Folk Festival since 2000. I've loved watching how successful they have become.

Jamie

Joey Anchors
Jan-19-2017, 8:41pm
This is the closest thing I have of me.. I don't play out.


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Mark Marino
Jan-19-2017, 8:47pm
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DataNick
Jan-20-2017, 3:07am
Desperado playing the SDBS Showcase at The Great 48 with guest mandolinists Nina Wiseman and Joshua Gooding

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George R. Lane
Jan-20-2017, 7:58am
There have certainly been more flattering pictures of me, but this is about as typical as I get when I've rushed to a session, grabbed a seat and someone hands me a copy of the comhaltas magazine before anything gets started. Thought you all might find it as entertaining as I did.

There actually is a story behind this. I've been playing ITM for about 15 years now but that's in addition to my "real" job, which has been in newspapers for the past 40 years. Over the years, the people I work with have occasionally known about my hobby but mostly I'm just some random reporter -- editor, now -- who takes care not to be photographed because it's considered bad form, me working for the paper and all. The group I work for now has five small papers in Connecticut. I know my own crew but the photographers (and certainly the reporters) in the other papers only know me by voice or email. When I showed up at comhaltas on Thursday, I took a seat and settled in and then the branch president announced there was a photographer from the local paper there. It was too late to move to the back row (which I would have if i'd known he was there when I first walked in) so I just pretended I was some random musician. He never came up to ask me for my name, so I figured I'd dodged a bullet.

Friday I'm in the office doing work and I get an email from the photographer asking if this photo was, indeed, me and what name I go by. It seemed the photo editor, who knows me by sight, recognized my profile in another shot and asked him if he had a face-on photo of me so she could double-check and he pulled up this one. She thought it was pretty funny and had him send it. I acknowledged the identification and told him he should have warned me to comb my hair. Anyway, now at least one off-site photographer knows my alter ego!

Randi,
I was a photographer for 30 years at my hometown paper and I was lucky that I was on the backside of the camera, as I do not like to have my own photo taken. I am glad that your president announced that a photographer was in the room because some folks get downright nasty to us photogs. I always tried to let folks know I was in the room and if they didn't want to photographed it gave them time to move or tell me not to shoot them. The only people I have ever run into who never objected were politicians.

Randi Gormley
Jan-20-2017, 10:25am
George -- that is a scream! our politicians are exactly the same, unless they've been caught doing something they shouldn't, then we have to rely on file photos!

Most people don't realize how tough it is for newspaper photographers to do their work. I admire all they do and am constantly astounded at what a difference there is between a photo taken by even a talented amateur and someone whose job it is to do the impossible on a daily basis.

Gelsenbury
Mar-06-2018, 5:15pm
I really like this picture. It was taken at a recent charity event organised by our students. The photographer was also a student, and I think her work is of an outstanding quality. My favourite is the shadow of the headstock on my shirt.
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Jim Garber
Mar-06-2018, 6:26pm
I really like this picture.
Potential CD cover!

goaty76
Mar-06-2018, 7:05pm
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THart
Mar-06-2018, 8:18pm
Nice to see you all. Happily checking out my Jessen gbom build in progress over the weekend. 165660

Bob Clark
Mar-07-2018, 6:59am
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When I first looked, I was focusing on your instrument, then I looked a bit more closely and saw the best feature of the photos. The expressions on your little girl's face in these two pictures are just magical. These are wonderful pictures that you should treasure. Is that her mandolin? Does she play? If not, I hope you will teach her. Thanks for posting these wonderful family shots.

Traveling Tracks
Mar-07-2018, 10:15am
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Zach Wilson
Mar-07-2018, 3:00pm
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There's my new Red Valley mandolin and I!

goaty76
Mar-07-2018, 6:51pm
When I first looked, I was focusing on your instrument, then I looked a bit more closely and saw the best feature of the photos. The expressions on your little girl's face in these two pictures are just magical. These are wonderful pictures that you should treasure. Is that her mandolin? Does she play? If not, I hope you will teach her. Thanks for posting these wonderful family shots.


Thank you. Currently that is not her mandolin though maybe one day it will be. Both those instruments are pre-1898 Orville Gibson made pieces. She's 6 and has just been starting to play ukulele. Once she gets pressing down on strings and frets maybe we will move onto mandolin or guitar. A friend of mine requested a photo of me for his blog so I grabbed what is most precious to me to be in it. His post can be seen here http://harpguitars.net/blog/2018/03/lost-scroll-of-the-ages-addendum/. Artwork behind us is also from her.


Phil

Apple1
Mar-09-2018, 1:48am
I want to say you are an elegant man.

Frankdolin
Mar-09-2018, 8:15am
165765This is a photo of me, on far right, and my family probably around 1964-5 with a British banjo-mandolin that is super loud for it's size and under my bed somewhere...

Zach Wilson
Mar-09-2018, 8:28am
165765This is a photo of me, on far right, and my family probably around 1964-5 with a British banjo-mandolin that is super loud for it's size and under my bed somewhere...

This is fantastic!

Benjamin Gieseke
May-24-2018, 9:19am
Love this thread! Replied once years ago but felt it was worth an update.
Now playing a Summit F-200x in a community mandolin orchestra (I'm in the middle, wearing a tie):
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(Apologies for the zoomed-in smartphone pic).
Here's the link to our website for those interested:
http://www.minnesotamandolinorchestra.org/
Also a better pic of the mando for fun:
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Dave Hicks
May-24-2018, 1:14pm
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Steve Ostrander
May-24-2018, 2:15pm
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The Lost Hitch Hikers playing at Dark Horse Brewing, Marshall, MI.

Tydees
May-25-2018, 4:34pm
Updated photo taken last weekend at a gig.

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journeybear
Jan-14-2019, 6:39pm
My duo Zee Loons at our gig last night. Finally got to play at one of our favorite venues, Blue Heaven. Rocky start, PA issues, but our friend sitting in on the second set sorted things out. Hope it leads to more.

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Dave Fultz
Jan-15-2019, 7:32am
At a New Years Day party with friends.

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John Soper
Jan-15-2019, 10:02am
Picking a little Django in Millwood, VA

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Jim Garber
Jan-15-2019, 10:19am
Picking a little Django in Millwood, VA

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Wow! Including a Levin DeLuxe (https://gypsyjazzuk.wordpress.com/django-in-the-usa-canada-1946/django-duke-aquarium-nyc-oct-46/django-and-that-levin-guitar/) guitar. Of course, that was really just for that photo.

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John Soper
Jan-15-2019, 11:15am
Jim:

Levin Deluxe: almost 19 inch lower bout, European spruce, Walnut back & sides... Very stout & responsive arch top guitar. My picking buddy makes it look like an L00. He brought an axe; I brought a hatchet (pretty good one at that).

lflngpicker
Jan-16-2019, 8:06am
Jim:

Levin Deluxe: almost 19 inch lower bout, European spruce, Walnut back & sides... Very stout & responsive arch top guitar. My picking buddy makes it look like an L00. He brought an axe; I brought a hatchet (pretty good one at that).

That guitar is a hoss! Thanks for posting. :)

Jim Garber
Jan-16-2019, 9:10am
I didn’t mean that the Levin in your photo was just for posing just that one in Django’s hands. I suppose he did try it but it would be a very different guitar to his Selmer.

soliver
Jan-16-2019, 9:50am
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Here's a shot (from a few months back) from a friend at the local Jam at the Australian Bakery in Marietta.
I'm the one with the Mandolin :))

Dega
Sep-19-2019, 11:34am
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jim simpson
Sep-19-2019, 2:47pm
taken at recent gig with newly acquired F5L

Chris Cochran
Sep-19-2019, 3:33pm
In the middle
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Willem
Sep-19-2019, 9:43pm
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Here is one. Not sure if I was confused, concentrating, and just really feeling the break.

Old Growth
Sep-19-2019, 9:52pm
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A pic from a show a little bit ago. Playing my Wienman F5. Hmm...well, i thought i was sitting upright for the majority of the evening.

MikeZito
Sep-20-2019, 6:28am
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Cover photo for my next album; (due out next year).

Marty Jacobson
Sep-20-2019, 9:01am
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Cover photo for my next album; (due out next year).

Or this courtesy of the web site remove.bg, try it yourself. You can make it look like you're in NYC or the beach, or whatever.

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RandyC
Sep-20-2019, 10:42am
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MikeZito
Sep-20-2019, 9:21pm
. . . courtesy of the web site remove.bg . . . You can make it look like you're in NYC or the beach, or whatever.

As you can see from the attached proof, the Art Department at the record company isn't the least bit concerned about blocking out the background in my picture - they really want to block out the ugly face in the foreground!

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TimBramer
Jan-07-2020, 10:00pm
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