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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Gibson History

    I was reading through a couple of articles/threads on Gibson Mandolin History and had the thought (revived- but I've been thinking somebody else would do it) of writing an article on the Gibson/Flatiron-Gibson/Mt Division years. I was there as a little cog in the wheel but still have contact with Steve, Dennis Balian and, of course, Bruce. Might be good timing as 'that' era seems to be coming to a close so-to-speak.

    It would take some time, and I have Rangers to build : ) and Steve ...
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  4. 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 ...
  5. Stolen Mandolin 1999 90125019

    Hello, My name is Jesse Daniel. I need your help to locate my stolen mandolin.
    The serial number is 901255019

    It is a 1999 F-5L Cremona Master model.

    Made in Nashville TN.
    Gold hardware.

    It was stolen in Auburn Alabama. If you have any information, please let me know. 256-605-4420

    I will offer 500 dollars reward for information leading to the find of my mandolin. IT has been 15 years since it was stolen.

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  6. 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 ...
  7. Custom Armrest

    I'm posting a couple of pics of an extra long armrest for a Gibson, I believe. The player picked his inlay design and it turned out great! However my photography skills (or lack of) didn't catch the pretty abalone colors all that well.
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  8. 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 ...

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  9. 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 ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #119 w/ Special Guest Ryan Paisley

    Ryan Paisley of Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass crushes some Monroe for us this week on Mandolin Mondays. Listen to that Kentucky mandolin sing!



    Ryan started playing the mandolin at the age of 4 and hasn't ever looked back. By the time he was 12 he was already playing on stage with the likes of country legend Marty Stuart. Now Ryan plays full time with his father in the IBMA award-winning band Danny Paisley and the Southern ...
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