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  1. Mandolin Mondays #146 w/ Special Guest Bernard Minari

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, French mandolinist Bernard Minari sends us a lovely original tune played on his brand new mandolin built by French luthier Jean Marc Perrin.



    Bernard plays with Mandolin Mondays expat Daniel Portalčs in the project Mando Duo. They have a new album out that features a collection of compelling music ranging from Ragtime to Brazilian Choro, to Irish, to bluegrass. Check it out here: https://duomando.wixsite.com/mandoduo... ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #145 w/ Special Guest Jake Jolliff

    The incredible Jake Jolliff of Yonder Mountain String Band sends us his inimitable take on this jazz classic played on his recent 2017 x-braced Gilchrist mandolin.



    Originally from Newberg, OR, Jake has basically done it all with the mandolin. While attending the Berklee College of Music, he joined the roots and bluegrass band Joy Kills Sorrow. He won the Winfield National Mandolin Contest in 2012, and now plays with the ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays w/ Special Guest Nathan Livers

    Mandolinist for Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Nathan Livers joins us on Mandolin Mondays for a killer cross-tuned version of this old-time classic. Hear that Vessel mandolin sing!



    Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Nathan Livers now makes his home in Charlestown, Indiana. He has played in such bands as The ‘Get Down’ Bluegrass Boys, Charlie Lawson & Oak Hill, Gary Brewer & the Kentucky Ramblers, Tony Holt ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #142 w/ Special Guest Teo Quale

    Young California mando-monster Teo Quale sends us an incredible video from Carter Vintage. That's some serious shredding done on this 2002 Gilchrist mando!



    Teo Quale is 12 years old and from California. He has played mandolin for 4 years and fiddle for 9 years. His bands are Crying Uncle and Jubilee. Teo is the 2018 CA State Open Picking Champion, 2018 Weiser National Fiddle Jr Jr Champion and placed Top 5 in the 2018 Grand ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #141 "Colonna & Smalls"

    Today I'm releasing another single from my upcoming record The Golden Angle, and wanted to share this solo version of the tune for you!



    This is an original tune I named after an amazing coffee shop in Bath, UK--if you're ever in the area, definitely check it out! The album version of this piece features the playing of David Grier, Mike Barnett, and Missy Raines. You can listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW3PcMK71Tk ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #140 w/ Special Guest Akira Otsuka

    Mandolinist Akira Otsuka from the renowned Japanese bluegrass band Bluegrass 45 joins us this week for an original tune played on the infamous John Duffey Gibson F12 mandolin.



    In addition to his work with Bluegrass 45, Akira has curated and recorded a brand new tribute album to the past legend John Duffey of the Country Gentlemen and the Seldom Scene. This project features new recordings of John's music featuring an all-star ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #139 w/ Special Guest Aaron Ramsey

    Mountain Heart mandolinist Aaron Ramsey is our guest this week on Mandolin Mondays. "Redwing" never sounded so good as played by Aaron on his trusty Northfield mandolin.



    Based in North Carolina, Aaron has been a part of many bluegrass all-star projects over the years. One of my personal favorites is the all instrumental album Section House. https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/SectionHouse

    Additionally, ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #137 w/ Special Guest Magnus Zetterlund

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we have a special guest all the way from Sweden! Check out Magnus Zetterlund playing this beautiful traditional Swedish tune on his toneful Phoenix 2-point mandolin.



    In 2007, Magnus became the first Swedish mandolinist to graduate from higher education when he completed his studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Today he teaches mandolin and guitar ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #136 w/ Special Guest Charlotte Carrivick

    Mandolin Mondays #136: The great UK multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Carrivick sends us a lovely chord melody arrangement of an old swing number played on her amazing mandolin built by Czech luthier Eduard Krištůfek.



    Charlotte has been at the head of the UK bluegrass and acoustic music scene for some time now. Though guitar is her main instrument, she is talented at everything from mandolin to trumpet. She's a core part of ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #135 w/ Special Guest Eli Wildman

    Eli Wildman from Floyd, VA, joins us on Mandolin Mondays for an old time tune played on his unique Stanley Lorton F5 mandolin.



    Eli is an up and coming mandolin player to look out for. He's already making a name for himself playing with his family band The Wildmans, having shared the stage with such names as Sammy Shelor, Sierra Hull, Billy Strings, Darol Anger and Joe K. Walsh. This fall he'll be head ...

    Updated Aug-03-2018 at 7:37pm by Mandolin Cafe

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