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  1. 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, ...
  2. 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.

  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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!

  6. Great Song

  7. 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 ...
  8. New Mandoloncello

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    A bit of a bargain from Hobgoblin Music in Leeds.

    It sounds great even if it is a bit keen on the inlay
  9. Mandolins, $500-1,000

    Hi Everyone!

    I'm just getting back into playing after about a decade off.
    My old Fender knock around for sub-$200 was ideal for a broke college kid, but I'm setting my sights higher these days. Given I've been away so long, though, I'd love everyone's feedback on good options in that $500-1,000 range. I play all across the spectrum of bluegrass-folk-jazz-blues, etc, so just looking for a good clean versatile sound where I can get myself around the fret board.