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  1. Mandolin Mondays #202 w/ Special Guest Andy Leftwich

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, the amazing Andy Leftwich, formerly from Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, plays the heck out of this Texas-style fiddle tune on his 1999 Gilchrist mandolin.



    Andy is a 4-time Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist from Tennessee. Although primarily known for his fiddle playing, Andy has carved out a space for himself in the mandolin world as well. In addition to his 15-year tenure playing fiddle ...

    Updated Nov-10-2019 at 1:23pm by dbmandolin

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  2. Mandolin Mondays #201 w/ Special Guest Caleb Edwards

    Nashville-based mandolinist Caleb Edwards of the bands Lateral Blue and Runa joins us on Mandolin Mondays this week for a tasty original tune played on his 2017 Northfield Big Mon mandolin.



    Caleb got his start in music growing up in Metamora, Indiana. He first found the mandolin at age twelve and went on to graduate from the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music in 2014. He then moved to Nashville to join the ...
  3. Sweet Georgia Brown jam

    After the show of home concerts we play & jam together with the wonderful “Bad Mouse Orchestra“ and “Flowers for Merlin“. It was so fun, song after another ...
    The tune was B7 and I was a little bit confused I never played the song before, but for the future I will be prepared

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  4. Mandolin Mondays #200 /// "Russian Rag"

    Today marks two hundred consecutive weeks of Mandolin Mondays! To celebrate this momentous occasion, I worked up this special solo arrangement of the "Russian Rag" for your amusement. Enjoy!



    This tune first entered the mandolin world with the 1932 Dave Apollon mandolin orchestra version. In the years that followed, additional reprises of this ensemble arrangement surfaced from Sam Bush, the Modern Mandolin Quartet, ...
  5. John Prine - That's The Way The World Goes Round

    Hey guys!

    I'm not much of a singer but I thought you guys may enjoy this. I was working on some John Prine this week and couldn't help myself.



    Cheers!
  6. Mandolin Mondays #199 w/ Special Guest Solly Burton

    3-time Winfield Mandolin Champion Solly Burton brings us a swinging arrangement of this baseball classic played beautifully on his 2018 Pava F5.



    Solly is an unassuming jet ski mechanic and farmer from Indiana, but he's been impressing many with his mandolin prowess since a young age. He won his first Winfield Walnut Valley National Mandolin Championship at the age of 16 and has gone on to win two other ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #198 w/ Special Guest Chris Acquavella

    The incredible Germany-based classical mandolinist Chris Acquavella brings us a beautiful original composition played on his 2019 Soloist Mandolin “Classico” built by Alfred Woll.



    Chris Acquavella is a mandolinist, composer and educator from San Diego, CA, who currently lives in Mainz, Germany. He graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance in London, England. Chris studied mandolin performance ...
  8. Beastly - Vulfpeck [Acoustic FUNK]

    It's been a while since I posted here!

    This week I put together a cover of Vulfpeck's "Beastly." Thought you guys may enjoy!


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  10. Mandolin Monday #197 w/ Special Guest Abigail Hartley

    Arkansas mandolin wiz Abigail Hartley joins us on Mandolin Mondays this week for a spin on "Goodbye Liza Jane" on her 2012 Northfield F5M.



    Abigail is from Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where she grew up playing mandolin with her family band, The Hartley Family. She's also talented multi-instrumentalist, with deadly chops on guitar, vocals and more. Recently she's been playing bass with the Texas sister ...
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