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Scotti Adams
Oct-07-2004, 4:07am
I couldn't bear to see this topic roll of the first page....it's always interesting to see pictures of new members, and to see what old-er members are up to. #I mean, doesn't scotti have a new picture to share with us? #you've shown us pics with bill monroe, maybe even Frank Wakefield, I can't remember. #How about one with..........Tim O'brien? (for example..)
ok..heres one of me and Alan Bibey...he playing the fiddle...this was taken early last month..

Scotti Adams
Oct-07-2004, 4:10am
..I think this might be better

Oct-07-2004, 5:58pm

jim bevins
Oct-07-2004, 6:41pm
Here's one of me with my faithful Dog Bojo!

jim bevins
Oct-07-2004, 7:12pm
Oh, The Mandolin is a 37 Kalamazoo,which now belongs to Mike Compton.

Scotti Adams
Oct-08-2004, 5:16am
? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

Oct-08-2004, 6:50am
Here's me trying to record a break on a demo my band worked on over the summer, while my friend was practising his paparazzi skills

For the faint of heart, this picture has been edited for content

Oct-08-2004, 7:46am
? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif
Sorry Scotti - the comment was not directed at you. I was playing with the little tag line thingie that goes below my name.

Scotti Adams
Oct-08-2004, 7:48am
..ya know Pete..I was thinkin the same thing

Oct-08-2004, 7:56am
Scotti--you know, when I viewed that picture and saw you in your mandolin glory, I thought, "Hmmmmm." #I was just too afraid to say it.


Oct-08-2004, 7:58am
Yeah, Hmmmm!


Oct-08-2004, 8:05am
WARNING - Little or no mandolin content!

This summer while attending the Chiliwack bluegrass festival with my 9 year-old son we noticed that there were several small "green rooms" placed strategically around the campground. Unsure as to their specific use, Aron and his friend Raleigh discovered that these are handy locations for video game play.......

Oct-08-2004, 8:22am
Wow, they're more daring than me going in an outhouse with bare feet. I get nervous going in those with shoes on. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Scotti Adams
Oct-08-2004, 9:04am
Scotti--you know, when I viewed that picture and saw you in your mandolin glory, I thought, "Hmmmmm." #I was just too afraid to say it.

Alan actually gave me a very nice comment that night...he said that those records that I recorded with Mike Lilly and Harley Allen were his all time favs.....I told him that I had been out of the mando world for awhile and picking with him that night was a great inspiration...he said that really meant something..esp. coming from me......yea blew my ego thru the roof....that was a great night. We have since traded emails addys and talk once in a while. Great guy,,,who talent and a great band to boot.

Oct-08-2004, 9:17am
Scotti--which albums did you record with Mike Lilly? Always enjoyed his banjo playing quite a bit, especially in that classic line-up with Larry Sparks.


Scotti Adams
Oct-08-2004, 9:23am
we cut one called "Across The BlueRidge Mtns"..that had Crowe on it also....then...another..I dont believe it had a title...had a pic of a beared Harley Allen on the front....this one was actually the first one.....back in the mid to late 80's. Mike and Wendy Miller were supposed to be with Sparks in Beanblossom last month....but they couldnt agree on a price....they had agreed on a price...then tried to up it....so Sparks just said he'd do it with out them.

Oct-13-2004, 7:39am
he he he he he

Oct-13-2004, 7:41am
and now.........

Oct-13-2004, 8:20am
Not one, not two, but three (count 'em) three guitars!

So how many years ago was that picture?

Oct-13-2004, 10:42am
uh.sure you want to know? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

around 20 years ago. and the menfolk still get together on Wed. nights and jam. we haven't "gigged" in like 15 years.

Rob Powell
Oct-13-2004, 1:06pm

Where was that pic taken? Looks a bit familiar to me http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

Oct-14-2004, 8:13am
and the menfolk still get together on Wed. nights and jam.
Kinda cuts the "guitar army" by 2/3rd's, eh?


Oct-14-2004, 11:50am
beergeek.....in front of the court house in my hometown...
Halifax, Virginia.

mandopete.... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif # #yes it does. There's still 2 guitars most times, unless the "other" mando picker doesn't show, then I get to play the mando. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Chip Booth
Oct-17-2004, 4:19pm
Ok, I'll give it a go. #Here's me looking all patriotic at a festival this summer. #Just cut all my hair off (after 17 years) the other day, so you have to imagine that. #And my poor mando is covered in pickups and wires and such. It now has the original Gibson bridge and no strings attached.


travers chandler
Oct-25-2004, 1:59pm
Finally, somebody took a pic. -And with one of my many facial expressions
That is what my wife calls mando mouth

travers chandler
Oct-25-2004, 4:13pm
I've been wanting to post this picture for quite a while just been waiting on the paint to dry, that's me with my shirt off and my tater bug in my lap during a break at our local jam session, Ivan (the guy with the quill) is trying to figure out the tab for "Go and fetch yer Coon Dog cause your Blood Hound's bought the farm"

This one is the greatest yet!!!! I keep looking for Ivan the terrible!!!

Oct-25-2004, 9:11pm
Thought i'd better get in on the act... Me & my banjer picker this summer at Missouri Valley, IA festival.

Oct-28-2004, 8:22am
....and one glorious October evening, 18 years later.

Nov-03-2004, 3:50pm
opps...the photo didnt load.
here's a photo of me and THE KING...or at least he thought he was!
this was at a street festival this summer when i spotted Elvis smoking a cigerette. just had to get a pic.

Nov-03-2004, 3:58pm
see if i cant zoom in on that one.

Nov-21-2004, 12:31pm
Here's my daughter trying the Mandobird on for size. Am I ready for a garage band yet?

Ted Eschliman
Nov-30-2004, 9:30am
A rare public appearance of Mrs. Mandohack...

Ken Berner
Nov-30-2004, 9:40am
My gosh, Ted; what sort of mandolin could that possibly be? Ha! Nice family picture, too!

J. Wiens
Nov-30-2004, 2:15pm
Harvesting mando wood can be hazardous!!!

Karen Kay
Nov-30-2004, 8:36pm
Ted(Mr. Mandohack) ~
Tell me about what you & your family are standing in front of?

Dec-01-2004, 1:30am
my boy and I hamming it up on Thanksgiving http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Dec-03-2004, 12:51am
Mr. Wiens,

Thanks for the pic... I was always wondering how you guys do those nice red sunbursts! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Paul Doubek

Brian Ray
Dec-04-2004, 8:39am
Me and Roger Siminoff at a gig in San Louis Obispo...

Baron Collins-Hill
Dec-04-2004, 11:45am
whats the black (signature?) thing on that two point?

Dec-04-2004, 11:51am
whats the black (signature?) thing on that two point? I think it might be Chris Thile's autograph.....just a guess.

mad dawg
Dec-04-2004, 1:55pm
Dasspunk -- love your mandolin color choice. Who made it for you?

Dec-04-2004, 2:15pm
Dasspunk -- love your mandolin color choice. Who made it for you?
I believe that is a Laura Ratcliff. How's she sounding after this time dasspunk?

Dec-04-2004, 2:19pm
Hey dasspunk--
I'm up in the San Luis Obispo area. Next time you have a gig, let me know!

Brian Ray
Dec-04-2004, 5:45pm
Thanks Mad Dawg... I've got a thing about orange. As Jason mentioned it's a Laura Ratcliff. She's sounding mighty fine Jason... and soon to have a sister!

Siren, I'll let you know. We do a show every few months down there... I had to miss the last one (Nov.) and I'm not sure when the next one is yet.

mad dawg
Dec-04-2004, 6:34pm
Hi Dasspunk -- I keep forgetting who bought the amber and tortoise-shell Silver Angel that I was lusting after on eBay; is that the one?

Dec-04-2004, 6:56pm
So, let's see, if I'm in B, the four chord is E, I think.


Dec-06-2004, 11:29am
Looks like another shot from Darrington!

Dec-06-2004, 11:03pm
whats the black (signature?) thing on that two point?
That's Chris Thile's autograph... if you look closely, my mando (the F style) has one in the same place, hehe http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Dec-06-2004, 11:36pm
Looks like another shot from Darrington!
Good eye, Pete.


Dec-07-2004, 5:25pm
my friend and I jammin'... we have a slight difference in height, hehe

Dec-07-2004, 6:28pm
Karen Kay Posted

Ted(Mr. Mandohack) Tell me about what you & your family are standing in front of?

So what about it Ted? Some of us have a taste for sculpture as well as mandolins.


Dec-07-2004, 7:00pm
Looks like a sculpture of a bicycle, but what it's made out of, I don't have a clue!

Plamen Ivanov
Dec-08-2004, 7:15am
Here I am warming up at the studio, while the colleagues are recording inside.

Plamen Ivanov
Dec-08-2004, 7:16am
The colleagues...

Dec-08-2004, 9:39am
plami--what kind of mandolin is that?

John Rosett
Dec-08-2004, 12:48pm
this is me circa 1990, when i played in a band called "the swingin' swamis" in seattle.

Ted Eschliman
Dec-08-2004, 1:01pm
So what about it Ted? Some of us have a taste for sculpture as well as mandolins.
Tour de Lincoln (http://steveadamsomaha.tripod.com/LinBicycles/Home.html) (Lincoln, Nebraska)

My personal fave: Fish & Bicycles (http://steveadamsomaha.tripod.com/LinBicycles/B_Pages/Scwinns_for_Fins.html)

Darryl Wolfe
Dec-08-2004, 1:10pm
Back in my in between Loars Paganoni days..New Dawn at the 1982 World Fair, Knoxville TN. Kent Leadbetter, Doug Johnson, me, Jimmy Millsapps. (nice mustasche and glasses)

Dec-08-2004, 3:53pm

nice choice of furniture (?) is that a cd rack?

Dec-08-2004, 5:11pm
this is me circa 1990, when i played in a band called "the swingin' swamis" in seattle.
OK, I gotta ask.. What kind of music did the Swamis play? That had to be a hoppin' band.

Do you still own everything in that photo? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Dec-08-2004, 6:20pm
mandohack Posted

Tour de Lincoln (Lincoln, Nebraska)

My personal fave: Fish & Bicycles

Thanks Ted I enjoyed the link. As an old mountain biker the one called #Oops!! sure brought back some painful memories!


John Rosett
Dec-08-2004, 6:47pm
#the swingin swamis played music that was a mixture of honky tonk, western swing, jump blues, and jazz. alot of the tunes we did were highly arranged, with the steel and mando playing the horn lines. i played electric mando and guitar, and we had pedal steel, guitar, upright bass and drums. we played around seattle from '85 to '91, when the lead singer left town. we even had orville johnson in the band for awhile. we recorded a tape that never really got out to the general public. we were regulars at the "new melody tavern", which is now the tractor. the turbans were bright purple and blue.
i still have the turban, but i got rid of the roberts mando and started playing more guitar. i have to say, that was the best sounding electric mando i ever played.

Dec-08-2004, 8:45pm
Thanks mandorose! It even looks like you're using the Tiny Moore Sax strap in the photo! I think you should upload some of that stuff to the mp3 page. The Cafe could use a dose of Swami, and I know a bunch of us would love to hear that Roberts.

Dec-08-2004, 10:02pm
Since Darryl posted an early photo I dug back to 1968 at my first performance with the NY Philharmonic playing my brand new Gibson A5.

Darryl Wolfe
Dec-09-2004, 8:47am
Here's F5LOAR's picture. Looks like a Dave A imitation to me http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

John Rosett
Dec-09-2004, 11:49am
the saxophone strap was really comfortable on the roberts mando. i've seen grisman with a similar strap on his F5, and i wonder why more people don't use something like that.
uploading music will be a real project for me. all the swamis stuff is on tape, and i've been meaning to transfer it to disc, so i guess i'll do it. the roberts mando was recorded very clean in the studio, through a twin reverb. i've got a really good concert tape where the amp is cranked up and has a great tone.
i'll work on it, but it took me a year and a half to figure out how to post that picture.

Dec-09-2004, 2:23pm
gotta get me one of those turbans!http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Dec-09-2004, 2:38pm
Here's the only picture I have of myself holding a mandolin....!

Dec-09-2004, 2:57pm
Let's just say I knew all about ole Dave in '68 and leave it at that. But then the 60's A5 gives it away I knew about ole Jethro back then too.

Darryl Wolfe
Dec-09-2004, 3:18pm
Let's just say I knew all about ole Dave in '68 and leave it at that. But then the 60's A5 gives it away I knew about ole Jethro back then too.
How come you don't seem to look that tall anymore? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

John Rosett
Dec-09-2004, 4:28pm
"gotta get me one of those turbans" -ira
"man, chicks dig turbans!" -screamin' jay hawkins
"darlin', i had no idea that you would look so manly in that turban" - the wife of a fill in swami

we used to refer to them as "manly headwear.

Dec-09-2004, 5:20pm
That tall or that thin? I think it's the weight factor more so than the height factor. You add 35 years of eating North Carolina BBQ on you and you begin to have a weight factor.

Dec-11-2004, 11:37pm

nice choice of furniture (?) #is that a cd rack?
thanks, lol... it's our TV stand and DVDs. we're broke college students. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Dec-13-2004, 10:38am
dixiecreek - at least you've got a mandolin, and someone to play with! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

John Rosett
Dec-13-2004, 4:06pm
i'd rather sit on a milk crate and play a great sounding mando than sit on a leather sofa playing a bad sounding mando.

Dec-13-2004, 6:29pm
Definitely!! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Dec-14-2004, 2:25pm
I like the way this one turned out.

Dec-14-2004, 6:06pm
Lonesome river band and Jeff with his Rose

Dec-14-2004, 6:16pm
closer I hope

Dec-17-2004, 10:22pm
This is our band, the Lightning Brothers, posing with Aztec Two Step. They joined us for a jam set after their typically fantastic performance a couple of weeks ago. I'm the guy on the left with the Weber.

Dec-23-2004, 6:19pm
In the Dahlonega square at the finish line of the Tour de GA bike race......the big time

Dec-24-2004, 7:11pm
http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif Christmasy

Clyde Clevenger
Dec-24-2004, 7:38pm
Too much mandolin?

Clyde Clevenger
Dec-24-2004, 7:39pm
I'm pretty sure that IS Bad Santa.

Clyde Clevenger
Dec-24-2004, 7:54pm
This is my Grandaughter, Hannah Marie Clevenger getting her first mandolin lesson. I think she is starting to get it.
And yes that is a Polygamy Porter T-Shirt, why have just one, bring one home to the wives.

Dec-27-2004, 11:48am
It's hard to believe that this thread started almost 2 years ago (and it's still here). You can go back through the pages and find my Christmas picture for last year (if you're crazy, page 31). And here is this year's picture (with last year's late Christmas present).

Darryl Wolfe
Dec-27-2004, 12:00pm
no mando content...but I'll convert my 3 yr old grandson Dustin to eight strings next Christmas..let's see how 6 work out

Darryl Wolfe
Dec-27-2004, 12:01pm
slight progress

Dec-30-2004, 12:21am
AWWWW!!!! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Darryl Wolfe
Dec-30-2004, 1:24pm
Here's a 1968 pic of my brother Mitch, my dad Bobby, and myself

Darryl Wolfe
Dec-30-2004, 1:25pm
and 35 years later (11/2003)

Dec-30-2004, 1:47pm
You've all grown quite handsome in the passing years...great shots! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Dec-30-2004, 2:25pm
Heckuva a pick guard young Mitch was sporting - makes Larry Sparks' look downright normal! Great photo, btw.

Darryl Wolfe
Dec-30-2004, 3:21pm
Pickguard was Dads "bright idea"..to cover a bad place behind the bridge. The guitar has since been restored back right. It's a '63 D-28SW (Special Wurlitzer) made for Peter Yarrow/Peter Paul and Mary..Mitch still has it

Dec-30-2004, 11:17pm
Hey Darryl, I see you changed the way you wear your mando strap. From the Monroe to the Grisman. Sure looks like a one of a kind Henderson D45 sunburst guitar to me.

mad dawg
Dec-31-2004, 10:29am
Alas, there were no mandolins under the tree this year, but Santa sent us a couple of airline tickets as an early gift...

Dec-31-2004, 11:09am
Darryl - Great Pictures!!

Dec-31-2004, 12:08pm
Upstairs at Gruhn's this last summer..

John Rosett
Jan-14-2005, 12:55pm
here's one of yours truly and the great one. sorry it's so small, but i just CANNOT figure out how to size photos for this.

Jan-14-2005, 2:47pm
I didn't know Yanni played mando http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

John Rosett
Jan-14-2005, 3:37pm
no, the guy with the guitar is yanni......

Jan-14-2005, 4:22pm

nice before and after pictures. I just don't see someone laying on a couch behind you in the 35 year old picture! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Jan-14-2005, 5:04pm
Goofball on the right is me last fall at a surprise birthday party for a friend. We all wore items of clothing from his high school days. I rode in the back of bike trailer (seen to the left of me) along a bike path in a parade past the house where the birthday boy was relaxing. The fiddlers were pulled along in front of me on a long-bed bike trailer. Totally goofy experience...

Jack Roberts
Jan-17-2005, 3:58pm
The crabgrass pickers.

mad dawg
Jan-17-2005, 4:20pm
no, the guy with the guitar is yanni......
That's a relief: that would have been the first time I ever heard of Yanni being referred to as "The Great One". http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

Plamen Ivanov
Jan-20-2005, 5:04am
I remember an Yanni`s composition with mandolin, but I cannot remember the name...
Although I like his compositions, I think "The Great One" would be toooooo strong admission for him.

John Rosett
Jan-20-2005, 9:57am
that's me with the hair, standing next to jethro burns-"the great one".

Jan-20-2005, 10:01am
mandorose? Wow. Ron Jeremy plays mandolin. Who'd a figured. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

John Rosett
Jan-20-2005, 3:25pm
okay thomas, let's see yours. (i mean your picture).

Jan-21-2005, 1:02pm

I remember taking that pic' of you and Chipper. For everyone else that guitar is a Gibson signed 03/31/24. Same as 76547 that Dan is playing.

What a sight and what sound.

Jan-21-2005, 1:11pm

This is not me, but I thought that it might be fun for you to see this picture. I don't know who he is. I don't know what kind of mando(??) this is either. Sorry!!!

Hide Kawatsure
Santa Cruz, CA

Tom C
Jan-21-2005, 1:45pm
A real double neck leopard mando. Verrrrrry interesting

Jan-21-2005, 2:11pm
Doesn't that instrument have 8 strings TOTAL - 4 per neck?

John Rosett
Jan-21-2005, 4:00pm
man! that guy looks so cool that i wouldn't even care if one of the necks was a b*njo!

Jan-21-2005, 4:24pm
Ladies and Gentlemen, I believe we have Tekno. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Judging from the headstocks and fingerboard dots it very well might be a doubleneck e-uke. In any case I want one - though I think the pants, jacket, hat, sandals, and e-whatever come as a package deal, and nothing comes between me and my pleather..

Tim Saxton
Jan-21-2005, 5:24pm
All I can see is 2 necks. It's a new spin on air mando. Natural camoflauge.


Jan-21-2005, 9:14pm
That's me with my axes.

http://img38.exs.cx/img38/3364/ovationplay0wp.th.jpg (http://img38.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img38ℑ=ovationplay0wp.jpg) http://img19.exs.cx/img19/1636/midmoplay8vl.th.jpg (http://img19.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img19ℑ=midmoplay8vl.jpg)

(clickable thumbnails)

Keith Miller
Jan-22-2005, 4:38am
Bet the leopard is a bit ticked off though !!

Jan-24-2005, 2:01am
Here's Bruce Weber and 'WireBoy' (guess which one is which!). i stopped by their NAMM booth today and had a nice visit with Bruce, his wife Mary and Paula. what sweet people! they didn't know me from a hole in the ground, but were more than happy to chat. By the way, that jazzy cutaway 8 string is a new prototype. Bruce calls it the Mustang. it was very nice!

Jan-24-2005, 1:32pm
Did you guys match on purpose? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif Your shirts look darn near exactly alike.

Seriously, looks like that was a good time and I'm jealous of all you that got to be there and play all those spectacles.

Jan-24-2005, 6:45pm
the shirts? yeah kind of creepy huh. #his is a shade khakier and i'm bit green. #i am also using a lot more material in my shirt (and now that i've seen these photos, judging by my straining buttons, i could probably use more)
bruce also had a cool logo embroidered into his shirt too, hidden by the mustang.

Jan-26-2005, 8:50pm
OK, what with the freezing temps and snow surrounding me, I'm wistful for summer... thus, here's me and an "interested party" (Ruby, age 1) while I play my camping "beater" mando. #This pac-rim sucks up the campfire smoke and morning dew, and keeps on ticking!

Jan-26-2005, 8:53pm
Me + 3

Lane Pryce
Jan-26-2005, 9:11pm
Rick whose the blonde!!!I got this thing for blondes---jes can't hep myself!!I'm gonna hav ta post sumpin in here.Good to see ya man. Lp

Jan-26-2005, 9:24pm
That's my Eastman 615. Snuck it in when the wife wasn't home!

Jan-26-2005, 10:02pm

Jan-26-2005, 10:04pm
here is one of me and my partner after practice

Feb-10-2005, 6:47am
Quite a few new members here but nobody seems to be posting pictures...I'm already here (page 6 or somewhere) but am gonna post another to and bump it up a bit. Don't be shy, let's see some of the new guys and gals.

Mar-11-2005, 4:36pm
Guess I might throw a picture on here... I'm second from the left. I should insert a thought bubble that says "DON'T f*** up, DON'T f*** up!!" as that was the only thing in my head at the time.

Mar-11-2005, 8:19pm

Always liked that picture.

Scotti Adams
Mar-11-2005, 8:48pm
Dayam..your angry alright... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif

Mar-12-2005, 7:34pm
Before-- me on the left

Mar-12-2005, 7:36pm
and after

Mar-13-2005, 10:51am
Some Austin swingers

Scotti Adams
Mar-13-2005, 11:06am
..heres one that I dug up...

Mar-13-2005, 9:30pm
Scotti, No offense, but isn't that picture already in this thread? Or was it another? I'm on dialup so I won't check now, but think someone's response was "Wow, three beautiful mandolins in hand and not a smile in the bunch!" See? Your visage has a lasting impression! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/blues.gif

Scotti Adams
Mar-13-2005, 9:57pm
..yep....but its buried somehwere....hey...I was bored... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Mar-13-2005, 10:21pm
Hey! You can never get too many pictures of Scotti on here.


Gail Hester
Mar-14-2005, 3:07am
Me at Seafair 2004, playing some Country... and Western.


Mar-14-2005, 3:49am
Nice shades. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif

Mar-14-2005, 6:32am
Here's a picture of me a little more dressed up than usual (and with a little more glasses than usual).

Mar-14-2005, 6:42pm
Okay, so it's a slow day at my day job today. Here's my lovely wife and me in Denali recently, slightly windblown. Sorry, I had to cut out the mandos to reduce the file size (;

Mar-15-2005, 5:10am
Jeeze, Jonas... #Maybe you should set that mando down and finish the paint job on yer joint, there...

P.S.... #Nice lid! #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/blues.gif # #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Mar-15-2005, 9:00am

What type of mandolin are you holding? #That looks a lot like my Levin. #I can't read your headstock but it appears similar.

...and Scotti - I should've just tried to impress you by asking "Is that a '25 Fern?" http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Mar-15-2005, 11:56am
Put another candle on my birthday cake
I’m another year old today!

It’s hard to believe that this thread is now two years old. #I guess we’re just testing the storage limits of the message board here on the Café, eh Scott? #And this year I’ve decided to keep that special “suit” to myself…

There have been so many great “Post A Picture Of Your <fill in the blank>” threads over the years and I think we need to upgrade this one. #So I’m proposing to add a sub-thread here called:

Post A Vintage Picture Of Yourself

And as I said two years ago, I’ll even kick it off…

(from the high school yearbook)

Mar-15-2005, 2:53pm
Wow Pete that makes mine vintage pic even more scary....hummm, should I post it?

Mar-15-2005, 5:30pm
OdnamNool: we were kind of going for that early 1900's feeling so we just looked for a backdrop that seemed old (to go with my grandpa's suit and those 80 year old glasses) so that's what we found. I don't even know the people living there. They thought we were odd though...

levin4now: Yes, it is a Levin I'm holding. It's actually not my own Levin, though I have one looking just like that (but with a small crack in the back http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif ). It's an ok mandolin for me right now, the mandolin a started playing on. It's louder than the laminate mandolins some of my friends have. But I'm gonna build a stew-mac kit this summer, I hope that one turns out a lot better than my Levin. Are you from USA? Are Levin mandolins common there (if you are in fact an american).

Mar-15-2005, 5:53pm
Picking Irish tunes with my friend (and true Irishman) Tony O'Connell,
on my birthday,
as Maria Phillipsova looks on.

http://i159.exs.cx/img159/8513/018158vb.th.jpg (http://img159.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img159&image=018158vb.jpg)
(clickable thumbnail)

Mar-15-2005, 6:08pm
Well, I'm new here, so maybe this will serve as an introduction.
Live in Knoxville

or the press shot:
and yes, that feller can play that tub! We borrowed the dog though http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Mar-15-2005, 6:33pm
Looks vintage though!

Mar-15-2005, 7:15pm
Seems 2nd-posting is becoming the thing...

Whoops, no mando content!

mad dawg
Mar-15-2005, 9:56pm
...Whoops, no mando content!
No, but your pic explains your mandolincafe ID. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Mar-16-2005, 9:56am
I still wanna see some vintage photo's!

Michael H Geimer
Mar-24-2005, 7:16pm
I'm going in for a 3rd photo. We played a new cafe last Saturday, and this morning the owner sent me some photos of us she took during the set. So, here's The Triple Threat Quartet.

Dave = Guitar
Billy = Dobro
Peter = Bass
- Yeah yeah, I wish it was upright too but he's such a great player!
Benig = Mandolin

Mar-25-2005, 9:28am
Peter = Bass
- Yeah yeah, I wish it was upright too but he's such a great player!
That depends upon how you play it, eh?

As long as he's not an uptight player, you should be fine.

Hey - where are the vintage photo's ?

Michael H Geimer
Mar-25-2005, 12:26pm
Here's the scopp on our new bassist ... (cue blurry segue):

I show up for a casual gig at a neighborhood pub. Outside is this Scottish guy talking to his Mom over a cell phone. I overhear him saying, "Mom, I heard there's gonna be a band here tonight, so I brought my bass down." I'm thinking, "Whaaa??"

Apparently, Peter knows the bartender, and it was the bartender who encouraged Peter to bring down his axe. But he's got no amp, so we pull some strings, borrow a small rig and he sits in ... like a pro!

So far, he's played 6 gigs to 1 practice. That's impressive to me, as we have over a three-hour set list!

Over the past couple month, I've spent much more time *playing* with the guy then I have ever spent *talking* to him. He is so far from being uptight! He's a real pleasure to have in the group.

Cheers to Peter!

Mar-25-2005, 1:09pm
Yeah, it's funny how things happen isn't it?

John Craton
Mar-25-2005, 4:23pm
Okay, so my wife wanted me to have a new portrait done. I did. The photographer is still undergoing therapy.

Can't understand why my wife says I'm a "stuffed shirt" and a "stick in the mud." Why, I look like a fun guy, don't I? Come on ... wake up! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif


Mar-25-2005, 7:35pm
Hey Phantom, you do look like a lot of fffff...........zzzzzz....zzzzz....zzzzzzz

Jim M.
Mar-25-2005, 8:59pm
Someone finally took a picture of me with a mando. Must be getting good enough so folks don't run away (at least not the tone deaf ones). http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Mar-25-2005, 10:33pm
- Am I the only one that is pondering the imagery in the artwork just in front of (bass-playing) mingusb1? I can't quite put my finger on it, but it harkens to an "everybody loves raymond" episode....

- Operaguy, Don't let your wife get you down! That's a classic photograph.

-Benig, what type of mandolin is that? (We/they miss you down in the beginner's forum, even though you never really belonged (as far as skill level was concerned!))

-Jim, Sweet F4. My dream mando.

Mar-26-2005, 7:51am
If they had a mandolin contest in Lowell MA then I'd have posted a different picture.
I didn't come close to winning the contest, just got my picture in the paper, probably because I went off second and they had a deadline...

Mando content- I have on a Rigel hat


mad dawg
Mar-26-2005, 12:11pm
Someone finally took a picture of me with a mando...
Is that truly the reason, Jim, or did it take you this long to decide which mando from your collection to feature in your post? #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

RJ Rummie
Mar-27-2005, 1:22pm

thats me on the right...alison is on the left, and a pic of my mandolin is coming

ive been playing for less than a week and i love it

Andrew Reckhart
Mar-28-2005, 10:25am
here I am all dressed up.

Andrew Reckhart
Mar-28-2005, 10:26am
Here is one of me with my band. Can you tell we're all related?

Mar-28-2005, 11:23am
Self portrait with electric mandocello and crimson storm hair dye.

Mar-28-2005, 3:42pm
the hair comes as no surprise Ellie...inspiration for the barbie mando maybe?...LOL! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Mar-30-2005, 4:17pm
Ellie, I love your hair, years ago I used to have a multi-colored mohawk ;)

Mando was back at camp but this is my other favorite activity when I'm not playing http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

mad dawg
Mar-30-2005, 4:29pm
I have always wanted to go green (with my hair, that is). But alas, I have a customer-facing IT job with conventional bosses and even more conventional customers, so I've got to stick with my natural color of brown (er, uh, make that brown and gray http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif #).

Bob Sayers
Apr-15-2005, 7:22pm
I'll have to work up to a recent photograph--maybe. For the time being, I've got a few old ones. Here's me and a couple of pals at the University of Illinois, circa 1968. Lee Kaufmann with that nice '30s A-model, Tom Adler on banjo, and yours truly on fiddle (which I long ago gave up as hopeless!)


Bob Sayers
Apr-15-2005, 7:28pm
Here's another one, circa 1968. #Tom Adler on banjo, Lee Kaufmann on mandolin, and myself with my belowed 1942 herringbone D-28 (which I reluctantly sold a few years ago). #


Bob Sayers
Apr-15-2005, 7:30pm
Here I am with oldtime banjo great Buell Kazee.


Bob Sayers
Apr-15-2005, 7:33pm
Finally, here I am as a member of the Disco Ramblers in Tucson, Arizona, circa 1975-76. #I'm playing another beloved (but, alas, long gone) instrument, a 1917 F4.


P.S.: Forgot to identify the others. I don't recall the name of the bass player in the center. The guitarist on the right, however, is Ned Sutton. Both were good singers.

Apr-16-2005, 7:23am
Great picture. Nice mandolin.

Apr-17-2005, 9:34pm
Hey Bob,

That looks like the Tom Adler that jams with us on Wednesday nights. Good banjo player.

Bob Sayers
Apr-17-2005, 10:33pm
Hey kyblue,

Tell Tom Adler hi from Bob Sayers the next time you see him. I haven't seen him for many years. We had many adventures as undergraduates at the University of Illinois. Great guy!


Apr-18-2005, 5:14pm

Will do. I'm going to print the photos and take them with me Wednesday night, will let you know if it's him.


Apr-18-2005, 5:47pm
Bob - those are some great vintage photo's !

Apr-18-2005, 7:07pm
Okay, here you go...

Tim Saxton
Apr-18-2005, 7:17pm
hmmm....shoreline ampitheater??

mad dawg
Apr-18-2005, 10:48pm
hmmm....shoreline ampitheater??
That was my first thought as well.

Apr-28-2005, 5:57pm
Well if we're posting photos taken at Dead shows... Anybody want to identify this venue?

Apr-28-2005, 8:29pm
Dude, don't you own the Mavericks?

Apr-29-2005, 9:00am
Dude, don't you own the Mavericks?
I don't think they play outside.

Apr-29-2005, 12:30pm
jeff, if its west coast, i'm guessing cal expo....unless the pic is deceiving and its bigger than it looks.

Apr-29-2005, 1:54pm
Dude, don't you own the Mavericks?

Who knew Mark Cuban played the mando? #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif


Apr-29-2005, 2:06pm
Well, I'll be. Bob, I lived in Tucson during that time and actually took a mando lesson from you, I've seen your name here lots of times, but never connected it. But when you mentioned the Disco Ramblers, that shook the cobwebs up. You taught me Rawhide, as I recall, at a music store on North Campbell.

Whenever I see Tommy Rozum, I make a point of singing "I'm makin' quite a livin' on the money they've been givin", the old Summerdog Chip Curry tune.

Gee, how the years have gone http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Apr-29-2005, 2:15pm
That Tucson bass player on the previous page is, I think, Ed Davenport.

Apr-29-2005, 4:17pm
jeff, if its west coast, i'm guessing cal expo....unless the pic is deceiving and its bigger than it looks.
It is West Coast, bigger than Cal Expo, but not super big.

Silver Bowl in Las Vegas.

Hmmm, I never thought I looked much like Mark Cuban.

Bob Sayers
Apr-29-2005, 9:30pm
Hey AlanN,

Wow, what a coincidence! The place on N. Campbell, as I recall, was Mingus Music owned by Betty Bland. I did teach mandolin there for a spell, while I was working on my doctorate in cultural anthropology at the U of A. I think I even gave a few lessons to Tom Rozum--ha! ha! Of course, he soon after began to play circles around me. For some reason that I can't recall, when his band Summer Dog was later tapped to participate in the Old Tucson production of "Diamond Studs" (about the life and times of Jesse James), Tommy was unavailable. And I got the job--which turned out to be one of the high points of my musical career. I later joined the Disco Ramblers which had a shifting membership of Ned Sutton, Arnie Buss, David Nebenzahl, a banjo player named Andy, and one or two others, including that bass player/singer whose name presently escapes me (it's not Ed Davenport). Anyway, those were truly memorable days!


Bob Sayers
Apr-29-2005, 10:14pm
Here are a couple of images of the Old Tucson production of "Diamond Studs", circa 1976. #In this one I'm way off to the left with my mandolin, hardly visible. #There's a banjo player (Zoe Rabinowitz) next to me, and then I think that's Tom Rozum in the cowboy hat next to her (with his back against the staircase). #Contrary to what I said in the previous message, Tommy was in the cast part of the time--but on fiddle, not mandolin.


Bob Sayers
Apr-29-2005, 10:19pm
I'm not in this one, but it's a nice picture of Sandy Staples as "Ma" James (he also doubled as Cole Younger).

Apr-30-2005, 1:12pm
Way cool, Bob. That looks like Ron Doering, a.k.a Ron-dez-vous. Rozum told me he got huge, relocated down Mexico way and opened a martial arts thing.

That there Tucson scene was cool - the Pete and Arnie show, the Jennings family (very mando-centric), Big Jim, Dave Luckow. After Tommy left for the Rhythm Rascals, a fellow by the name of Jon Ross filled the Summerdog mando spot, Jon was a good picker. I remember at shows in the warehouse, they put on the first Grisman record inbetween sets and Jon would play along note for note on all those tunes.

I also remember a swing trio, two gals and a guy I think, did stuff like "There's an awful lot of coffee in Brazil". The Old Tucson festival was good, too. Saw Monroe there one time and Hot Rize in 1978, must have been when they just started.

May-03-2005, 1:46pm
A more recent shot:

May-03-2005, 3:02pm
Stretching out, eh?


May-03-2005, 3:07pm
Yeah, on the sofa, around the waist...... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

May-04-2005, 10:55pm
Here me and my new born baby.

May-05-2005, 5:20pm
Super Cool!

May-05-2005, 5:21pm
Here's me:


Dave Gumbart
May-06-2005, 3:44pm
First attempt at posting a picture...For inquiring minds, it's a Breedlove Oregon. My friends and I play together about once a month or so, but this was our first time in front of anyone, at a friend's recent Earth Day party. The tacky but oh so cool tiki bar left by previous homeowner is not in picture, unfortunately. Overheard after our little set was done: "hey, they didn't suck!" Cheers.

Dave G

May-07-2005, 9:45am
Here I am at last with my beautiful new #65 Pomeroy, and it sure is sweet!
Richard http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

May-08-2005, 2:58pm
Here I am with my New Holst C5.


mad dawg
May-08-2005, 4:59pm
Leon: I'll bet you've been wearing that grin since the moment you unpacked your new beauty! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

May-08-2005, 6:57pm
My wife says she's sure the muscels have locked that way. Oh well, it's better than a frown.


May-10-2005, 12:40am
O.K. #Here's a picture of myself --- drawn by my daughter, next to my 1970-ish no-name East German mandolin --- finally rendered playable with new bridge,nut and tailpiece.

It's my only mandolin, but man, this site really has me thinking about getting another one... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

May-10-2005, 2:11pm
secretmandolinist, Dude that's got to be the most radically canted bridge I've ever seen on a mandolin. Does it really require that much offset to intonate properly?


May-11-2005, 11:43pm
"secretmandolinist, Dude that's got to be the most radically canted bridge I've ever seen on a mandolin. Does it really require that much offset to intonate properly?


Well, some of it is distortion from the camera angle, but I would have to say yes, the offset helps the intonation (and action). #That said, maybe I should get another one --- spending too much time on this site is generating Unbridled Mandolin Assimilation Lust ("UMAS"). http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif

Eric F.
May-12-2005, 2:43pm
OK, here's me:

May-17-2005, 6:47pm
A classic mug shot with my new Eastman: http://home.comcast.net/~bakhruddin/Onesound_with_Mando.JPG


May-19-2005, 2:08am

My "Tradition String Band"

Not exactly the Cover Of The Music City News, but Action Magazine will have to do!

May-19-2005, 2:11am

Subbing on bass for The Ledbetters, at San Antonio's Arneson River Theater

May-19-2005, 9:27am
That's a lot of concentration for a G chord.

Jim Rowland
May-19-2005, 1:56pm
Man..am I getting grey!
Jim Rowland

May-19-2005, 8:52pm
Me my mom and my daughter at her wedding in August '04

May-20-2005, 8:56am
Hi folks, This was taken on new years day in a pub in Wales (Europe). My whole family were asked to play some bluegrass for everyone. Turned out to be a mad day. The landlord was still awake from new years eve and the pub hadn't shut.. #shortly after we got there the landlord fell over but before he did, he instructed his staff to make sure our glasses were never empty. So it was unlimited Guinness all day and night. Anyway a great time was had by all. I'm playing my stepdads 1949 Gibson

http://www.flork.com/members/photos/aran.jpg http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Stephanie Reiser
May-21-2005, 6:04am
the first mandolin I built.

May-21-2005, 6:18pm
Here I am with my Greg Brandt #86 rehersing before a competiton.


May-22-2005, 7:48pm
I'm on the left.

There are no mandolins in this picture.

http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif ;)

May-23-2005, 9:26am
There are no mandolins in this picture.
Is it just an optical illusion?

May-23-2005, 1:01pm
Here's me at Denton, doing what I do best. Don Batten

May-23-2005, 6:03pm
Here's me at Denton, doing what I do best.
This appears to be an optical illusion too!

May-25-2005, 7:35pm
Last weekend was a long one here in Canada -- Victoria Day. A bunch of us get together every year for a "Pig Roast" on Vancouver Island. Most years, there is in fact no pig present. But that doesn't stop us from camping, celebrating and making music.

May-25-2005, 7:48pm
The mandolin is a 1914 A1. It's been refinished, so I don't have to worry about dings, etc. Its tone is to die for. The perfect camping mando or what?

Note also, the expensive custom bass. Original finish. Signed by Bboyd Boar.

Dan Adams
May-25-2005, 11:25pm
I have a 1916' that somebody attempted to refinish and failed, but plays and sounds great. The first camping trip is this weekend.

Good thing it's not from the Gibson 'firewood' era! Dan

May-28-2005, 1:52pm


Jun-03-2005, 11:46pm
Ovation action shot. With "Brewster Creek", last month.

http://img193.echo.cx/img193/4267/008_6.th.jpg (http://img193.echo.cx/my.php?image=008_6.jpg)
(click on the little picture if by some strange reason you want to see it full size - heck, you might even be able to see the mando)

Jun-04-2005, 10:00am
This is me and my friend playing at a Cowboy theme party we had in march. My first mandolin concert ever!


Jun-10-2005, 1:50pm
Just finished up the first round of recording for an upcomming CD project. Not sure about this mic set-up for the mandolin...

Tim Saxton
Jun-10-2005, 3:13pm

Are you in a professional studio or a home studio? Who's is it? What kind of set up is it?


ps. did you see Tim O'Brien at the Tractor last night?

Jun-10-2005, 3:38pm

Are you in a professional studio or a home studio? Who's is it? What kind of set up is it?


ps. did you see Tim O'Brien at the Tractor last night?
This was at a studio called Audio Logic in Seattle. #This particular set up was a stereo mic'ing using two AKG (can't recall the model) mics in a "V" shaped pattern. #I had seen this similar method being used at Wintergrass when Ken Cartwright did the mandotasting a couple of years ago.

I missed the Tim O'Brien show, how was it?

Scotti Adams
Jun-10-2005, 8:21pm
...wow..what threw me off there was not so much the placement of the mics but only one mic stand to accomplish such a set up.....Every recording I have ever done has had 2 mics on the mando..one on the FB/headstock area and the other on the treble F hole area. In my case this has always been done with 2 mic stands...Hats off to your engineer...

Jun-15-2005, 2:35pm
Me and some close friends.

Jun-16-2005, 5:04pm
Well, 60 pages and 1400 some-odd posts and I am finally caving in. Here I am, along with my 'band' - My eldest daughter can play (the fiddle) , the little one is the singer in the house. The guitar is for show (I think).

Jun-16-2005, 10:15pm
Mighty sharp mando you got there, what kind is it?

Jun-16-2005, 11:09pm
Mandolin is my Stinnett F5.

.. and I see I have my 'Cafe shirt on as well ...

Rob Wallace
Jun-27-2005, 9:12pm
Enjoying the Smokey's during a break from Kaufman's Mando Kamp last week.


Jun-28-2005, 2:58pm
Playing my Mann 5 string electric at the Tavern in March.

Jun-28-2005, 9:54pm
Playing my Mann 5 string electric at the Tavern in March.
Looks kinda like that picture of the cow eating the grass!


Jun-29-2005, 7:16am
Enjoying the Smokey's during a break from Kaufman's Mando Kamp last week.

there's a mando camp in the Smokies? I hate that I missed that.

What part of the smokies were you in?

Jun-29-2005, 9:00am
Did someone say, Smokies?

Tom C
Jun-29-2005, 9:37am
I found the smokies to be the most boring mountains in the US. -At leat on the tennessee side, Maybe nice toward NC. I went there for a couple of days before Kaufmans in 1998 I think. The only water was a stream about knee deep. Otherwise just some old worn mountains with nothing to do.

Ken Berner
Jun-29-2005, 9:38am
mandopete, go to your room! Shame on you for tempting us in such a fashion; Smokies, my @$$.

Jul-01-2005, 4:13pm
I found the smokies to be the most boring mountains in the US.
Too bad more yankees don't share that opinion http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Keith Miller
Jul-10-2005, 2:36am
Can't afford the "smokies" over here now £4.50 a pack !!

Jul-10-2005, 7:49pm
Here I am playing my "Awesome Bean Blossom."

mad dawg
Jul-10-2005, 8:30pm
Your blonde "Bean" sure looks nice, Dash, and welcome to the board!

Jul-11-2005, 2:46pm
That anything like a Dash 8

Steve Cantrell
Jul-11-2005, 5:43pm
Nice blonde, Dash!

mad dawg
Jul-11-2005, 7:16pm
That anything like a Dash 8
Maybe, except our Dash is three better. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif