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  1. Mandolin Mondays #424 w/ Special Guest Richard Kriehn

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by the impressive Minnesota Mandolinist and multi-instrumentalist Richard Kriehn and his Ellis A5 to play a chord melody arrangement of the Lennon and McCartney classic "Here, There, & Everywhere."

    Minnesota-based multi-instrumentalist Richard Kriehn played with the “Guys All-Star Shoe Band” and the “House Band” on A Prairie Home Companion from June of 2010 until the host, Garrison ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #423 w/ Special Guest Mickey Abraham

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, we're joined by Lessons with Marcel multi-instrumentalist instructor and performer Mickey Abraham, playing a chord melody arrangement of the Pat Ballard classic "Mr. Sandman" on his Gibson A9 mandolin.

    Mickey is a phenomenal guitarist and mandolinist in Florida. He’s written articles and arrangements for Bluegrass Unlimited and Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. He’s a Suncoast Emmy Award winner and regularly ...
  3. Mandolin Cafe Ball Caps make a return

    Mandolin Cafe Ball Cap

    This week look for us to return to offering Mandolin Cafe branded ball caps like the one pictured above. It's been a hot minute since we've offered these and recently ordered up a modest batch for availability which are now in house.

    This is an identical offering in black to previous orders, a soft, unstructured ball cap with Cafe logo and stitched across the back above where adjustments to the size are made. If we sell out of these ...
  4. Luperce Miranda - Brazil's Paganini of the Mandolin - Part 3

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    Oi pessoal, Tudo bem? ("Hi guys, how are you?")

    Here I am again to share more of the beautiful journey of Luperce Miranda, the most virtuosic Brazilian mandolinist of all. As I do a bit of reading from his biography, every single window of our motorhome is a vibrant blue. We are leaving Florida Keys, heading in the direction of Burton, Texas. The ocean never disappoints, it is an inspiring view. I can't avoid imagining Luperce sharing ...

    Updated Feb-07-2024 at 10:45am by Mandolin Cafe

  5. Swannanoa Old Time Week Staff & Early Registration Ends Tonight

    by , Feb-05-2024 at 5:57pm (Carl Jones Mandolin Workshop: Concert Window Jan 6, 1 PM EST)
    I am excited to be back at Swannanoa Old time and Dance Week teaching Guitar and Uke this time around with fellow guitar teachers Chas Justus, Rina Rossi & Phil Jamison.
    Teaching the old time mandolin / finger picked banjo is Reed Stutz; a wonderful player.
    TODAY is the last day to early-register for Swannanoa Old-Time & Dance Week (July 21-26, 2024). Early registration ends Mon, Feb 5th at 11pm ET. Those who early-register get the 1st opportunity to register for their favorite ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #422 w/ Special Guest Jesse Appelman

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by California mandolinist Jesse Appelman and his 2007 Nugget A5 for a moving rendition of the Hank Williams classic "Cold, Cold Heart."

    Oakland, CA-based mandolinist Jesse Appelman began learning bluegrass mandolin at age 12. He is an in-demand sideman in the Northern California bluegrass scene, and co-founded the Lonely Bird Band with guitarist Scott Nygaard and violinist Alisa Rose. ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #421 w/ Special Guest Gabe Zinser

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Belmont mandolin student Gabe Zinser playing the old time tune "The Lambs Wool Rag" on his 2004 Sullivan mandolin.

    Gabe is from Nantucket, Massachusetts and he has been playing mandolin since he was 5. Along the way he has also picked up the guitar and other instruments. Currently he is in his freshman year of college at Belmont University in Nashville, studying commercial music with ...
  8. the gibson f-5 master model 2001

    signed by danny hardware.standard tone bars. any info on this mandolin.type of spruce on top?varnish?fingerboard radius?production numbers?
  9. Mandolin Mondays #420 w/ Special Guest Pete Martin

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by mandolin educator and writer, Pete Martin, playing an original tune called "A Roll of Turkey" on his 1924 Gibson A2 mandolin.

    Pete Martin is a musician and music teacher living in Seattle. Playing fiddle, mandolin, guitar and tenor guitar, he has performed and recorded with many Northwest artists.

    Pete is a former National Adult Fiddle Champion and has placed in the ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #419 w/ Special Guest Alani Sugar

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by multi-instrumentalist Alani Sugar, playing a favorite old-time tune "Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase" on her trusty Eastman mandolin.

    Alani Sugar is a young fiddle and mandolin player from Maryland. She has been involved in the region's music scene since she was 15 years old, and has the attention of musicians and music lovers alike in the area. She currently works as a professional ...
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