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  1. Mandolin Mondays #198 w/ Special Guest Chris Acquavella

    The incredible Germany-based classical mandolinist Chris Acquavella brings us a beautiful original composition played on his 2019 Soloist Mandolin “Classico” built by Alfred Woll.

    Chris Acquavella is a mandolinist, composer and educator from San Diego, CA, who currently lives in Mainz, Germany. He graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance in London, England. Chris studied mandolin performance ...
  2. Beastly - Vulfpeck [Acoustic FUNK]

    It's been a while since I posted here!

    This week I put together a cover of Vulfpeck's "Beastly." Thought you guys may enjoy!

  3. Great Song

  4. Mandolin Monday #197 w/ Special Guest Abigail Hartley

    Arkansas mandolin wiz Abigail Hartley joins us on Mandolin Mondays this week for a spin on "Goodbye Liza Jane" on her 2012 Northfield F5M.

    Abigail is from Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where she grew up playing mandolin with her family band, The Hartley Family. She's also talented multi-instrumentalist, with deadly chops on guitar, vocals and more. Recently she's been playing bass with the Texas sister ...
  5. New Mandoloncello

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    A bit of a bargain from Hobgoblin Music in Leeds.

    It sounds great even if it is a bit keen on the inlay
  6. Mandolins, $500-1,000

    Hi Everyone!

    I'm just getting back into playing after about a decade off.
    My old Fender knock around for sub-$200 was ideal for a broke college kid, but I'm setting my sights higher these days. Given I've been away so long, though, I'd love everyone's feedback on good options in that $500-1,000 range. I play all across the spectrum of bluegrass-folk-jazz-blues, etc, so just looking for a good clean versatile sound where I can get myself around the fret board.
  7. Mandolin Mondays #196 w/ Special Guest Paul Van Vlodrop

    Amsterdam's resident bluegrass master Paul Van Vlodrop stops by Mandolin Mondays this week to play this Bill Monroe classic on his UK made Vanden mandolin.

    Paul has been a fixture in the Netherlands bluegrass scene since the early 70's. He made a career playing with NL award-winning band 4 Wheel Drive for nearly 20 years. Since then, Paul has shared the stage with artists such as Byron Berline, Vince Gill, Bill Keith, and ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #195 w/ Special Guest Penny Lea Clark

    This week on Mandolin Mondays Penny Lea Clark from The Purple Hulls brings us a fiery hymn medley played on her Northfield mandolin.

    Penny Lea has done it all in the country scene. Since moving to Music City, touring through 48 States in 6 months, making her debut at the Grand Ole Opry, and landing a prestigious publishing deal, she decided to move back to her roots in Kilgore, TX. Now she still performs and records prolifically ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #194 w/ Special Guest Jack Dwyer

    Mandolin Jack of all trades, Jack Dwyer joins us for Mandolin Mondays this week with a G major version of "The Hangman's Reel" played on his Pomeroy mandolin.

    Jack is a fixture in the Northwest mandolin community. Over the years, he's been known as a solo performer and multi instrumentalist with such groups as Mando Planet, The Scott Law Bluegrass Dimension, and The Another Brothers. He's also a busy instructor ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #193 w/ Special Guest Rich DelGrosso

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, Rich DelGrosso, who is widely regarded as the leading exponent of mandolin blues, joins us for an original 12-bar played on his National resonator Mandolin.

    Based in Houston, TX, Rich is an accomplished mandolin blues teacher and performer. Over the past 30 years, he's been nominated for eight Blues Music Awards, and received a special "Keeping the Blues Alive Award" ...
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