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  1. Mandolin Mondays #133 w/ Special Guest Paddy Montgomery

    Australian mandolin guru Paddy Montgomery joins us on Mandolin Mondays for some Queen played on a well-loved Collings MT-L (left-handed).



    Paddy is a part of many groups in Australia including the Down Under bluegrass powerhouse Buffalo Nickel--a trio with fiddler George Jackson and guitarist Daniel Watkins. They have an impressive digital EP for sale--check it out here: https://buffalonickelaus.bandcamp.com/releases
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  2. Mandolin Mondays #132 w/ Special Guest Jacob Means

    Boston-based mandolinist Jacob Means shares an imaginative original tune on his amazing 1994 Gibson F5-L Master Model.

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    Jacob has been a fixture in the Boston acoustic music scene for quite some time. He received a Masters of Music in Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory, and has collaborated with some of the most heavy-weight improvisers around. His versatile and expressive playing allows ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #131 w/ Special Guest Hayes Griffin

    Grand Rapids multi-instrumentalist Hayes Griffin brings us an original tune for this week’s Mandolin Mondays played on a Isabel mandolin made by luthier Wes Archer in Zanesville, OH.



    New England Conservatory graduate Hayes has performed with acts such as Canadian fiddle virtuoso April Verch and the contemporary bluegrass band NewTown. Now he currently performs in a duo with mandolinist Nate Roberts, in addition to the progressive ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #130 w/ Special Guest Joe Tozer

    Bath musician Joe Tozer from the UK band Cardboard Fox joins us on Mandolin Mondays for a beautiful original tune played on his own custom mandolin built by his dad Paul Tozer.



    Since 2013, Joe has played with the award-winning Bath-based, progressive bluegrass band Cardboard Fox. They just recently celebrated the release of their sophomore full-length album called Topspin--a compelling project of original songs and tunes. ...
  5. 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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  6. 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 ...

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  7. 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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  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
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