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  1. Mandolin Mondays #220 w/ Special Guest Bryce Milano

    Rising young mandolin star, Bryce Milano plays a special composition for all of us quarantined at home this Mandolin Monday. Let the lovely sound of Bryce on this 2005 M01 two point built by Michael Heiden inspire us to get back to the mando wood shed this week with all our extra free time.



    Bryce is a self proclaimed "multi-mandolinstrumentalist and songwriter" from Philadelphia, PA. He picked ...
  2. Flatiron Mandolin Revamp

    Here is a nice old Flatiron from a player in NJ who figures heís going to be spending a lot more time with his mando and wanted it to play itís best. He got a plane and re-fret, nut bone nut, new bridge, and as long as it was in the shop, added a scallop and custom inlay. Check out the great engraving job Bill did on the new James Tailpiece!

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  3. Seeking Help

    I currently have a 1911 Weymann & Sons mandolin.
    I curious to see if anyone might know how much itís worth?
    Not sure how to post pics to the blog site, but I have pictures I can send if someone knows how I can share them.
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  4. My Mandolin and a Song of Pokey LaFarge

    Hello Guys,
    this is me and my Band "Searchin' the Roots" from Berlin performing "Actin' a Fool" of Pokey LaFarge.
    Have fun and many Greetings to this Community!

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  5. Mandolin Mondays #219 w/ Special Guest Martin Howley

    We Banjo 3 mandolinist Martin Howley just about plays the finish off of this Collings MF5 with some burning Irish triplets this week on Mandolin Mondays.



    Originally from Ireland, Martin now resides in Nashville, TN. He's won 7 ďAll IrelandĒ contest titles and was the first Irish banjo player to play the hallowed Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Over the years, he has performed with such artists as the Chieftains, ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #218 w/ Special Guest Hannah Johnson

    Hannah Johnson from The Johnsons' Bluegrass Band swings by Mandolin Mondays this week to play a soulful and mournful original tune on her Gibson-made Flatiron Festival F5 mandolin.



    Originally from Northern Michigan, Hannah first learned about bluegrass in 2016 when she saw Mike Compton play with the Nashville Bluegrass Band. She's been studying Monroe-style ever since. You can hear Hannah play with her sister Lydia in The ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #217 w/ Special Guest Timmy Jones

    This week on Mandolin Mondays Carolina Blue resident mandolinist Timmy Jones plays some fire on this original tune with his gorgeous Gilchrist F5 mandolin.



    Tim Jones comes from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina where he learned play and love bluegrass from a young age. In 2017, Tim was instrumental in forming the Brevard, NC-based band Carolina blue. Since then, the band has gone on to win many accolades, ...
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  8. Here is what's tripping my trigger this morning...

    I've been working up a version of "Goin' Across the Sea" for the Song of the Week Mandolin Cafe social group. It looks as if the tune is going to lose to a Bob Marley song in the voting. (!) However, this is the one I'm working up. I've found a couple of contemporary versions in B. I started to score John Reishman's excellent (of course) version, in C. But I stumbled onto this Bill Monroe version this morning, in A, and this clearly does it for me. The audio is weak so you'll have to turn ...
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  9. My new mandolin (02.24.20)

    Iím just playing around. I forgot there was a blog feature here. Iím going to try to include a video of me tonight playing my latest MAS addition. See if this works. Hey, it does! Huzzah!

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  10. Mandolin Mondays #216 w/ Special Guest Adam Wright

    The incredible Adam Wright of the Alabama acoustic super group Act of Congress brings us a tasty original tune played on his 2008 Collings MF for this week's Mandolin Mondays.



    Since forming the band Act of Congress in 2008, Adam has toured with the group in Thailand, Oman, Palau, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Philippines, Timor Leste, Bali, Liberia, Jordan, as well as the greater USA. AOC has backed up country music star, Sara Evans ...
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