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  1. Michelle - Beatles Cover

    Hey guys!

    I worked on a collaboration with the one and only Josh Turner of the Beatles song Michelle. This has been a long time coming, and I'm happy we finally finished it!

  2. Mandolin Mondays #99 w/ Special Guest Evan Marshall

    Hear the one-and-only Evan Marshall play through these Thanksgiving appropriate fiddle tunes like you've never heard before! Evan and his Gilchrist F5C are unstoppable!



    Evan is the unparalleled master of the solo mandolin. His 1995 Rounder Records release The Lone Arranger remains one of the premier recordings for this medium--displaying an overwhelming array of beautifully full textures, virtuosic acrobatics, and brilliant ...
  3. Jockey Full of Bourbon - Tom Waits [Acoustic]

    Tom Waits is one of my favorite songwriters, and Iíve wanted to do a song off of Rain Dogs for a while now. Hereís my take on his tune Jockey Full of Bourbon.

  4. Mandolin Mondays #98 w/ Special Guest Jake Workman

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, Jake Workman joins us for a test run of his brand new Tom Stadler mandolin. "Bill Cheatham" at its finest!



    You may know Jake from his super-human guitar playing with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, but, as you can see from this video, he's also a closet mandolin master. No matter the instrument, Jake always makes it look effortless. In 2015 Jake was featured on the cover of the ...
  5. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - Harold Arlen [Mandolin]

    For our 85th weekly cover, here's a solo mandolin rendition of the jazz standard Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.

    This song has been recorded countless times by amazing folks, but I have always loved Don Stiernberg's version. I thought I would give it a try this week.

    Cheers!

  6. New Color and Finish

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    These three came in for various things but all also received new color and finish. They're not quite done, but sure are pretty. Good job, Ryan.

    We are re-modeling the shop area as it hasn't been done since 'the big change' and wanted to spruce up as we've been getting visitors and hope to see folks to plan their new instrument (or just visit) next year, too. What a mess! It's going to be great but I cannot believe how much was actually under ...

    Updated Nov-10-2017 at 2:57pm by Mary Weber

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  7. Mandolin Mondays #97 w/ Special Guest David Tiller

    David Tiller from Colorado-based band Taarka brings us this lovely dark piece called "Forro Brasil" played on his beautiful Nugget mandolin.



    David's band Taarka blends a wide diversity of music including bluegrass, old time, gypsy jazz, choro, and much more to create a unique and tasteful musical experience. Over the years, they've brought their music to venues in the US, Canada, Europe and Mexico, playing at some ...

    Updated Nov-11-2017 at 12:51pm by Mandolin Cafe

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  8. Jazz Guitar/Mandolin Duo - Alex Heflin & Bryan Dedlow

    This week's cover is a tune called Javier by Riner Scivally. It's a contrafact of the often played Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise.

    Riner is an incredible guitarist that both Bryan and I have had the pleasure of studying with.

    And this week on guitar we have Bryan Dedlow who stopped by my place this week. I'm incredibly happy to have him play on a tune. We played together frequently years ago and it's always a treat to hear him play!

    Hope you guys dig! ...
  9. 10-String News

    Another Buchanan has arrived, and it has new design features, mainly in the bracing, that make it sing. It also has an installed Headway undersaddle pickup, which sounds pretty good for a piezo. This model is the premium HE4 with supposed mandolin-specific EQ. With the right amp settings it is workable as the sole sound source. I tweaked it slightly by making a new saddle that was a bit tight at the bass end, so that its movement would be limited. This tamed the too-present C course. A heavier ...
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  10. Mandolin Mondays #96 w/ Special Guest Adam Steffey

    Honored to have the illustrious Adam Steffey on Mandolin Mondays this week! Check out his playing on this old time medley with his crisp-sounding Northfield mando.



    It would suffice to say that Adam Steffey is one of the most successful mandolinists of all time--5 time Grammy Winner and 9-time Mandolin Player Of The Year of the International Bluegrass Music Association. Over the years, he's played with ...
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