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  1. Mandolin Mondays #308 w/ Special Guest Andrew Hendryx

    This week on Mandolin Mondays multi-instrumentalist Andrew Hendryx of the band Yarn is with us to take a spin on a couple classics "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" and "I Know You Rider" on his beautiful Collings mandolin.

    Andrew's musical career started at Elon College, NC where he performed with regional folk and jam bands. Later moving to NYC, Andrew co-founded the band Yarn, with which he toured nationally ...
  2. Peghead Make Over

    Have a weathered peghead like this? Try stripping the old lacquer off, sanding, and applying a thin coat of Tung oil. Makes the shell pop again and is an easy low to no maintenance look. If it’s not something you’d like to try yourself, get in-touch with bruce to have it done for you.

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  3. Mandolin Mondays #307 w/ Special Guest Vitor Casagrande

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, we have the amazing Brazilian mandolinist Vitor Casagrande and his Agnaldo Luz mandolin with us to play this beautiful original composition "Clarice" that Vitor wrote for his 4 month old daughter.

    Vitor Casagrande is a mandolinist and composer born in Piracicaba, Brazil. He graduated in cavaquinho at the Music School in Piracicaba, in mandolin from Tatuí, graduated in Music Education ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #306 w/ Special Guest Ross Holmes

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, the amazing Ross Holmes, fiddler and mandolinist with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, joins us for an original tune with the working title "5G Blues" played on his incredible Dudenbostel A Model #34.

    Multi-instrumentalist, composer, and community activist, Ross Holmes has spent his career touring with Mumford & Sons, Bruce Hornsby, Warren Haynes, Cadillac Sky, and is currently a member ...
  5. 3 CD's of original mando tunes published

    In July of 2021, Bruce W. Honeyman released three CDs of original folk music in three different genres:

    Americana, such as folk, bluegrass, old time, blues, swing, and country
    World, including Hawaiian, African, Middle Eastern, Latin, reggae, and European
    The CD collection is entitled Old Roots, New Branches, with each CD edition showcasing one of the different varieties.

    Bruce has been a musician for over fifty-two ...
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  6. Help in Identifying Instrument

    I recently purchased an old bowl-back mandolin. I found an exact replica on Reverb, leading me to believe it is an American Conservatory mandolin. There are no markings anywhere on the instrument. I took it to my luthier and he insisted it is a greek bouzuki and put bouzuki strings on it (D'Addario - nickel-plated steel) and tuned it to CFAD.

    I still feel that it is an American Conservatory mandolin, based upon reviewing differences between the two instruments. I am a beginner ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #305 w/ Special Guest Jody Stecher

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we have the venerable Jody Stecher with us to play through these two beautiful tunes "Leslie's Waltz" and "A Waltz Like Midnight" on his Stan Miller Mandolin.

    Jody Stecher has been teaching and sharing his love for music since his days in the 1960s as a budding folklorist and influential picker in New York City's old-time and bluegrass scene. Stecher has played virtually every ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #304 w/ Special Guest Xavier Garci

    Classical mandolinist Xavier Garci from Alicante, Spain joins us for Mandolin Mondays this week for a beautiful performance of this "Courante" movement from the Bach Cello Suite No. 2 played on his Martin Style 4 built in 1907.

    Xavier recently recorded and released an album of the complete Bach Cello suites played on mandolin. Check out this beautiful and comprehensive record over on Xavier's bandcamp page here: ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays - Builders by the Numbers

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    303 Episodes into Mandolin Mondays and we had a question with no known answer: what builders and companies appeared most often?

    With that goal in mind we set out with an Excel spreadsheet and visited every episode, the results listed below.

    Left out of the mix were one-off instruments built by the musician or non-commercial builder (less than a handful), a couple of antique no-name models, and the individual participants of Mike Marshall's Artistworks video ...

    Updated Oct-28-2021 at 7:08am by Mandolin Cafe

  10. Mandolin Mondays #303 w/ Special Guest Mary Meyer

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we have the incredible Nashville mandolinist Mary Meyer here playing the swing standard "Lady Be Good" on her Northfield mandolin.

    Mary is prolific player in the Nashville area--from her tenure in the SPBGMA award-winning family band The Meyerband, to her work with many other bands including the Harper Family, Loose Strings, Diamond Rio, and more.

    Now Mary also, plays ...
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