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  1. Mandolin Mondays #211 w/ Special Guest Darren Nicholson

    Darren Nicholson of the NC, bluegrass band Balsam Range stops by Mandolin Mondays this week for a spin on this Judy Garland classic with his lovely Duff A-style.



    Darren Nicholson is a Grammy-nominated musician from Western North Carolina. He's been with Balsam Range since their formation in 2007. Since then they've gone on to bring their music to some of the biggest audiences in bluegrass music around the world--not to mention ...
  2. Son of a Gun - Alex Heflin

    I don't typically sing, I don't typically play guitar, and I don't typically play songs I wrote.

    Here's a little bit of all three of those things. Sorry for the lack of mandolin on this one!

  3. Mandolin Mondays #210 w/ Special Guest Paul Hoffman

    Greensky Bluegrass lead singer and mandolinist Paul Hoffman joins us on Mandolin Mondays this week to play one of his daughter's favorite tunes on his 2017 Nugget mandolin.



    Greensky Bluegrass has been a band for nearly 20 years now and has become one of the biggest institutions in the bluegrass and jam-band scenes today. They've just released a brand new album entitled All for the Money. Check it out here: https://open.spotify.com/album/7EZaLoZwlIVaBYlxbYvHoU ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #209 w/ Special Guest Nate Burie

    Nashville-based young mandolinist Nate Burie finishes off this year of Mandolin Mondays with a classic fiddle tune played on his custom Sorensen "Pacifica" model by the name of "Lu."



    Nate Burie is a young mandolin star on the rise. Originally from Wisconsin, he got his start at the age of 9 playing with his siblings in The Burie Family band. Over the many years of playing music with ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #208 w/ Special Guest Danny Knicely

    Virginia mandolin legend Danny Knicely is here to spread some Charlie Brown Christmas cheer on Mandolin Mondays with his unique 2-point Stuart Orser mandolin.



    Danny has played with just about everyone anywhere acoustic music is played. He has won many awards for his mandolin, guitar, fiddle and flat-foot dance expertise, including first place in the mandolin contest at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival. His masterful ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #207 w/ Special Guest Lluís Gómez

    Spanish bluegrass torch-bearer and multi-instrumentalist Lluís Gómez stops by Mandolin Mondays to play his original tune in festive garb on this beautiful 2015 AZ mandolin built by Basque Country Luthier called Agustín Zubiaga.



    Alison Brown calls Lluís Gómez the "Spanish King of the 5-string banjo," but he is also renowned as a violin and mandolin player as well as an instructor specializing in bluegrass, Celtic, ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #206 w/ Special Guest Andy Hatfield

    National Mandolin Champion Andy Hatfield drops by Mandolin Mondays this week to play a lovely original composition on this beautiful Capek mandolin.



    Andy Hatfield is a creative musician and teacher from Peoria, IL. He is the winner of the 2013 National Mandolin Championship at Winfield, KS. Andy is also an accomplished guitar player, having won the National Flatpicking Championship in 2011 and 2017. Well-regarded ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #205 w/ Special Guest Ekaterina Skliar

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, Russian mandolinist and dormist phenom Ekaterina Skliar treats us to a piece by the great Victor Kioulaphides played on her Gibson A-9.



    Winner of the 2019 Astral Auditions, Ekaterina Skliar debuted with the Russian Folk Instrument Orchestra of the Buryatia Republic at age 11 and went on to perform with numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles in her native Russia. A prizewinner of many international ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #204 w/ Special Guest Jesper Rübner-Petersen

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, Mel Bay Mandolin Author and European Mandolin guru Jesper Rübner-Petersen gives us a unique take on some fiddle tune classics played with his Bruce Weber signed 1996 F5L Gibson mandolin.



    Jesper Rübner-Petersen was born in Aarhus, Denmark, where he grew up with bluegrass and acoustic music from his banjo-playing father. At the age of 12 Jesper began playing the guitar and very soon was playing ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #203 w/ Special Guest Sierra Hull

    3-time IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year and all around Mandolin Queen, Sierra Hull, makes a very special appearance on Mandolin Mondays this week with an original Celtic-inspired tune on her trusty Gibson axe.



    Based in Nashville, TN, Sierra is a mandolinist who's name precedes herself. Starting at a very young age, she began making onstage appearances with such artists as Sam Bush, Alison Krauss & Union Station, and others. ...
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