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Tristan Scroggins is with us this week for a solo mandolin rendition of a Bela Fleck tune on his power house Stellings S-5 mandolin.
Based in the mid-west, Tristan is one of the leading young, creative voices on the mandolin today. He plays full time with the prolific Jeff Scroggins & Colorado band—they have been called one of the hardest working bluegrass bands on the scene. And when he’s not too busy touring, Tristan
Updated Apr-24-2017 at 10:29am by dbmandolin
So... I may or may not have been obsessed with the Dave Matthews Band as a kid... Here's a mandolin mashup of a few of my DMB favorites: "Grace is Gone," "Tripping Billies," "Rapunzel," and "Ants Marching.”
Thanks so much for watching and sharing these videos with your friends! Also, I've written out the tab/notation for how I played through the tunes in this video. I'd
Updated Apr-17-2017 at 4:40pm by dbmandolin
Mandolin Mondays #67: Excited to have the great Marla Fibish with us this week playing a couple of favorite hop jigs on her trusty 1922 Gibson oval hole mandolin.
Based in San Fransisco, Marla Fibish is a vanguard of the modern day Irish mandolin. Over the years, she has helped establish the mandolin's place in the Irish music tradition through her innovative approach to stylistic embellishments, right hand technique, and
This week we have Alan Epstein playing a graceful rendition of this bittersweet traditional Jewish melody on his Collings MT 1 mando.
Alan has been deeply involved in the mandolin community for over 40 years now. His contributions have ranged from teaching at numerous mandolin workshops across the North East, to writing for the former publication Mandolin Magazine, and even to founding the the modern-day Pittsburgh Mandolin
Updated Apr-03-2017 at 10:29am by dbmandolin
Honored to have a special video from the great Emory Lester for this week's Mandolin Monday. Feast your ears on this mind-blowing rendition of "Eight More Miles to Louisville" performed on Emory's battle worn Northfield axe.
Emory's exciting creative voice on the mandolin speaks for itself. Over the years, he's performed with the likes of the Tony Rice Unit, comedian and banjo player Steve Martin, and many other
Things have been crazy busy recently, but I'm happy to be back with another Mandolin Monday video! This past month I made the final move up to Boston to join Mile Twelve and record our new record together. Now that things have settled down, I thought I'd share a few passes at an appropriately titled fiddle tune to celebrate the occasion.
Hope you have been enjoying all the special guests here at Mandolin Mondays. Tons more to come this year!
Joe Brent is with us this week for an expressive take on "Old Soul Song" by folk artist Bright Eyes on his one-of-a-kind 10-string Brian Dean mandolin.
Joe is a Brooklyn-based composer and performer who tastefully bridges the gap between classical and improvised music. His impressive track record includes performances and recordings with numerous professional orchestras in addition to jazz greats such as Ravi Coltrane and Stephane
Updated Mar-13-2017 at 11:09am by dbmandolin
Here's my friend Giri Peters doing some tasty picking on the Kenny Smith tune, "Studebaker" with his Northfield 5S Mandolin.
Based in Nashville, TN, Giri is an award-winning mandolinist on the rise in the acoustic roots music world. I met Giri a couple years ago and was already impressed by his musicianship. Since then he's become a force to be reckoned with as a composer, performer, and improviser.
Giri also just
Today, special MM guest Ethan Setiawan takes on the monumental Chick Corea composition "Spain" with his Clark F5 Mandolin.
Ethan is a Berklee student here in Boston and is already known in acoustic circles for his diverse musicianship. He started out studying with jazz mandolin luminary Don Stiernberg, and since then he has continued to branch out into other styles such as bluegrass, funk, and many others. In 2014
Updated Feb-27-2017 at 11:16am by dbmandolin
This week Jarrod Walker brings us a classy chord melody arrangement of Paul McCartney's "Here, There and Everywhere," played on a powerful Gibson Doyle Lawson Model mandolin.
Originally from Florida, Jarrod is now an in demand Nashville-based mandolinist. From an early age, Jarrod has made waves in the bluegrass scene, but his strong tone and imaginative playing continues to cut through in whatever genre or situation he finds