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  1. Mandolin Mondays #129 w/ Special Guest Billy Bright

    Austin, Texas native, Billy Bright from Wood & Wire brings us an awesome waltz played on his fine Ellis F5 mandolin.



    Since 2014, Billy has been playing with the Austin-based bluegrass band Wood & Wire. Their 2018 release North of Despair packs a real bluegrass punch, featuring loads of great picking and singing. Check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/North-Despair.../dp/B079P7WDYM

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  2. Mandolin Mondays #128 w/ Special Guest David Surette

    New England-based mandolinist and guitarist David Surette brings the heat on this traditional Celtic jig played on his custom pumpkin top A model Girouard mandolin.



    David is an incredibly versatile and tasteful performer, composer, and instructor. For many years, he's been at the forefront of Irish music on the mandolin. His 2008 release, The Green Mandolin, remains a watershed record for Irish mandolinists. Listen to it ...

    Updated Jun-11-2018 at 9:38am by dbmandolin

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  3. Mandolin Mondays #127 w/ Special Guest Dan Bui

    From the Boston-based band Twisted Pine, distinguished mandolinist Dan Bui gives us a taste of Julian Lage on the mandolin with his beautiful Ellis instrument.



    Originally from Houston, TX, Dan has now made Cambridge, MA, his home base since graduating from the Berklee College of Music. Over the years he's studied with such acoustic giants as John McGann, Darol Anger, Joe Walsh, and Jason Anick.

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  4. Mandolin Mondays #126 w/ Special Guest Simon Dunson

    This week, Simon Dunson stops by Mandolin Mondays to play a slammin' version of a classic jazz standard on his cedar top Girouard mandolin (serial #4).



    Although Simon is local to Chapel Hill, NC he spent two years as Interlochen Arts Academy's first mandolin major and is currently studying at NEC as their first jazz performance major on mandolin. Also, Simon keeps an active youtube channel himself--you can check out his channel ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #125 w/ Special Guest Liam Purcell

    North Carolina-based mandolinist Liam Purcell joins us for Mandolin Mondays with an original tune played on his Sprite Two-Point Sorenson mandolin



    Fifteen-year-old Liam Purcell is a multi-instrumentalist from Deep Gap, North Carolina, who you will most often see on stage with his fellow bandmates in their band, Cane Mill Road. Liam plays mandolin and fiddle, sings, and writes many of the songs for the group. He is also a certified ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #124 w/ Special Guest Michael Cleveland

    The one and only Michael Cleveland sets down his fiddle to play us an original mandolin tune for this week's Mandolin Monday! What a hoss! And that Gilchrist mando isn't too shabby either!



    10-time IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year, and Grammy Award-Winning recording artist Michael Cleveland is the real deal! He's played fiddle with all the bluegrass legends, including Bill Monroe, Jim and Jesse, Ralph Stanley, Mac Wiseman, Doc ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #123 w/ Special Guest Ashley Broder

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, West Coast mandolinist and composer Ashley Broder brings us an exciting original piece played on her fantastic Apitius mandolin.



    Ashley is an incredibly talented, classically trained musician who draws from a wide breadth of styles in her playing and compositions. Her band the Syncopaths exemplify this diversity, combining Scottish, Irish, and American Folk musics with Classical and Jazz sensibilities ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #122 w/ Special Guest Banjo Ben Clark

    Internet sensation and online bluegrass educational guru Banjo Ben Clark sent us a lovely solo arrangement of an old hymn played on his Rattlesnake mandolin.



    Ben has had a successful performing career, having toured with Lila McCann, Josh Gracin, and even Taylor Swift. He also made a name for himself as a Nashville songwriter with a coveted publishing deal from Sony Music. But but by far what he's known ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #121 w/ Special Guest Tim O'Brien

    The legendary Tim O'Brien stops by Mandolin Mondays to share an original tune on his famous Nugget mandolin.



    Multi-instrumentalist, Tim O'Brien needs no introduction. He's the co-founder of the renowned bluegrass band Hot Rize--now celebrating their 40th anniversary as a band. He's a prolific songwriter, having songs recorded by artists such as New Grass Revival, Nickel Creek, Garth Brooks, and the Dixie Chicks. He's also won ...

    Updated Apr-23-2018 at 1:33pm by dbmandolin

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  10. Mandolin Mondays #120 w/ Special Guest Elisa Meyer Ferreira

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we have a very special video from bandolimist Elisa Meyer Ferreira from the band Choro Das 3. Hear her play this jaw-dropping original tune!



    Elisa is one of the premier bandolimist from Brazil. She plays fulltime with her family in the internationally acclaimed band Choro Das 3. Together they have a host of incredible recorded work, including their most recent release, Impressions. Check it out ...
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