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  1. Yes- We Still Make Armrests

    ...for now...Somebody asked us on FaceBook... Plain ebony or customized ...etc., as usual...
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  2. Aaron Weinstein's Etude Thursday (5 of 7)

  3. Scalloping

  4. Mandolin Mondays #57 - w/ Special Guest Jason Bailey

    Time for some progressive jazz mando coming at you from Jason Bailey on a sweet Heiden F5 mandolin. Hear Jason play through a cool tune called "Unity Village" composed by jazz guitarist guru Pat Metheny.

    Jason Bailey is at the forefront of the creative acoustic music scene in Birmingham, AL. He is always reimagining the role of the mandolin, drawing from such musical styles as jazz, bluegrass, Celtic, and more. You can hear Jason ...
  5. The Flintstones Meet Coltrane (#43)

    Hey guys! This week I decided to tackle some Coltrane licks. Hope you enjoy.

    Say hello!

    Updated Jan-30-2017 at 12:10pm by alexheflin

  6. Congratulations Music Industry, You're Winning

    This Sunday we're publishing an important interview with Compass Records founder Alison Brown and bluegrass music legend Bobby Osborne. The subject is a sore one with many musicians, but its certainly not anything we don't already know.

    The latest topic? More of the same, where the music industry continues to squeeze the profits out of working musicians, a process that began when the first music was sold how ever many hundreds of years ago. Online streaming has literally ripped the ...
  7. Podcast Fun

    Mick Sullivan here, Louisville native and regular musician. I visit the Cafe nearly everyday, but never created a profile because I did't have anything of substance to say on the platform. Now I do.

    I'm hoping to figure out different ways to get people aware of my podcast. It's geared towards young minds and ears and is largely focused on history. I find really unusual stories from the past and tell them with a creative twist while matching them with music I create ...

    Updated Jan-27-2017 at 12:28pm by Mandolin Cafe

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  8. Aaron Weinstein's Etude Thursday (4 of 7)

  9. Caney Creek Company, "Flying" | NPR Tiny Desk entry

    I posted this in the forum, but I figured it'd be good to document this video for posterity. I'm excited to share music with the Cafe, and we have our first full album coming out soon! In the meantime, enjoy this video we recorded in a barn on a rainy day.

  10. Mandolin Monday #56 - w/ Special Guest Adam Tanner

    This week here's the preeminent old time mandolin scholar, Adam Tanner, with a stellar tune from the playing of Osey Helton. Some incredible tone coming from that 1928 Gibson F4!

    Adam is the Swannanoa Gathering's resident old time mandolin instructor, and I've gotten to know him in my time there in Black Mountain, NC, over the years. Not only is he a talented player and composer, but I'm always amazed by how steeped he is in the history ...