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  1. Shop Happenings

    Hope everyone had a great Christmas season. Like everyone, we got behind but recently we had visitors, I started working on Rangers, and new wood came in today!
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  2. Mandolin Mondays #107 w/ Special Guest Marilynn Mair

    Classical mandolinist Marilynn Mair brings us some lovely Brazilian music played on her unique Woodley mandolin for this week's Mandolin Mondays.



    Marilynn is a distinguished mandolin performer, author, and educator based in the Rhode Island area. Over the years, she has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, the White House, and the Lincoln Center. ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #106 w/ Special Guest Nick Dumas

    Special Consensus mandolinist Nick Dumas plays us an original tune on his lovely Hinde mandolin for this week's Mandolin Mondays video.



    Originally from Brier, Washington, Nick has become well known in the bluegrass world for his killer mandolin chops and strong vocals. Starting out Nick was a co-founder of the popular Northwest-based bluegrass bands Northern Departure and North Country Bluegrass. In 2015, Nick moved to Tennessee ...
  4. Carl Jones Mandolin Workshop: Concert Window Jan 6, 1 PM EST

    by , Jan-05-2018 at 10:22pm (Carl Jones Mandolin Workshop: Concert Window Jan 6, 1 PM EST)
    Happy New Year everyone!

    My wife Erynn Marshall and and I hope you all made some good resolutions and they last as long as you want them to. For 2018 I am going to give these a whirl...

    1. Start the day learning something-- anything that gets the creative spirit sparked

    2. Handwrite more letters and send them more often.

    3. Do more creative cooking and eating-- they go hand in hand don't you think?

    We are off to the westcoast ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #105 w/ Special Guest Josh Rilko

    Starting out the New Year right with an awesome Mandolin Mondays video from East Nashville cat Josh Rilko of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys. Josh gives us a fresh look at an old time standard on his big sounding Bayard Blain mandola.



    Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys has been in the scene for the past 8 years. They've made a mark on the acoustic music world with their strong bluegrass musicianship, innovative arrangements, ...
  6. My Mandolin and the Song “Framed“



    I love this song for many years and decided to arrange my version of the song with the nice doublebass of Pauline Polpette.
  7. Mandolin Mondays #104: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    Have a very Merry Mandolin Mondays Christmas everyone! And a Happy New Year! Signing off for 2017, but Mandolin Mondays will ride again next year with more mando picking and special guests.



    As always, feel free to contact me through my personal website HERE for a free copy of the tab/notation transcription for this video.

    Happy Picking!
    David
  8. Honeysuckle Rose (#90)

    This week I wanted to work on mandolin, so I thought I’d give a jazz standard a shot. Hope you enjoy!

  9. Mandolin Mondays #103 w/ Special Guest Scott Napier

    The great Scott Napier wrote us a new original tune for this week's Mandolin Mondays! Hear that 1939 Gibson F5 sing!



    Scott has been knee deep in bluegrass for the past 20 years. At the start of his career, Scott spent 10 years playing with the bluegrass legend Larry Sparks and his band The Lonesome Ramblers. Since then, he has performed with bluegrass award winning groups such as Dale Ann Bradley, Marty Raybon, Bobby Osborne, ...
  10. Looking into 2018 at the Mandolin Cafe

    Some exciting happenings in 2018 as we hurl along in our 22nd year of operation. Are we going to slow down? Hell no, we're stepping on the gas pedal.

    In the first 3-4 months expect to see two premium giveaways of mandolins from two of the most prominent names in the building community. Sorry, not giving out the names of those builders but these models will have you drooling. Only thing we can really tell is the plan right now they'll both be A models in the $3K range.

    ...
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