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  1. Mandolin Mondays #96 w/ Special Guest Adam Steffey

    Honored to have the illustrious Adam Steffey on Mandolin Mondays this week! Check out his playing on this old time medley with his crisp-sounding Northfield mando.



    It would suffice to say that Adam Steffey is one of the most successful mandolinists of all time--5 time Grammy Winner and 9-time Mandolin Player Of The Year of the International Bluegrass Music Association. Over the years, he's played with ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #95 w/ Special Guest Jake Howard

    Mandolin Mondays #95: Jake Howard of the Page Turners is with us this week on Mandolin Mondays for an Old Time rager on his trusty Gerald Anderson F5 mando.



    I first met Jake in 2014, at Mike Marshall's Acoustic Music Seminar and was impressed with his tasteful picking. He since has graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and helped start the successful touring band The Page Turners. In 2016, the band won the ...
  3. Mandolin Monday #56 - w/ Special Guest Adam Tanner

    This week here's the preeminent old time mandolin scholar, Adam Tanner, with a stellar tune from the playing of Osey Helton. Some incredible tone coming from that 1928 Gibson F4!



    Adam is the Swannanoa Gathering's resident old time mandolin instructor, and I've gotten to know him in my time there in Black Mountain, NC, over the years. Not only is he a talented player and composer, but I'm always amazed by how steeped he is in the history ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #49 - Richmond

    Here's another favorite crooked old time tune I learned from the playing of fiddler Bruce Molsky.



    Thanks so much for watching! If you liked the video, I'd appreciate it if you'd share it with your friends on social media. Also, I've written out the tab/notation for how I played through the tune in this video. I'd love to connect with you and send you a free copy. Just contact me through my website: http://davidbenedictmusic.com/contact/ ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #31 - "Ship in the Clouds"

    I recently stumbled upon this gorgeous crooked old-time tune and had to make a video of it. Really inspired by Scott Nygaard's take on the piece on his great record, Dreamer's Waltz.



    Thanks so much for watching! If you liked the video, I'd appreciate it if you'd share it with your friends on social media. Also, I've written out the tab/notation for how I played through the tune in this video. I'd love to connect with you ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #14 - Jeff Sturgeon

    Meet Jeff the Sturgeon and PD the napping dog. What better company to play crooked old time music with.



    Thanks so much for watching! Also, I've written out the tab/notation for how I played through the tune in this video. I'd love to connect with you and send you a free copy. Just contact me through my website: http://davidbenedictmusic.com/contact/

    Happy Picking!

    David
  7. Mandolin Mondays #4 - Charleston #1

    Time to use a big right arm and play some no nonsense old time music--complete with oldies records in the background. This is an incredibly fun, really crooked tune I learned from the playing Narmour & Smith by route of one of my favorite fiddlers, Rayna Gellert.



    I've written out the exact tab/notation for how I played through the tune in this video. I'd love to connect with you and send you a free copy. Just contact me ...

    Updated Feb-01-2016 at 11:59am by dbmandolin

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