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  1. Mandolin Mondays #174 w/ Special Guest Mike Guggino

    Steep Canyon Rangers resident mandolin powerhouse Mike Guggino slays this original tune on his incredible Lloyd Loar.

    Mike has been tearing up the scene with the Rangers for over a decade now. Perhaps best known for their work with comedian Steve Martin, they've also won Entertainer of the Year from IBMA in 2011 and earned widespread critical acclaim. Read more about Mike's career with the Rangers at this Mandolin Cafe interview ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #80 w/ Special Guest Alan Bibey

    Alan Bibey joins us this week to celebrate the 94th birthday of his incredible July 9th, 1923 Lloyd Loar mandolin. And what better way to celebrate than with a powerful rendition of a couple Monroe tunes: "Evening Prayer Blues" and "Old Ebenezer Scrooge."

    Alan Bibey is a force to be reckoned with on the mandolin. He made a name for himself in bluegrass playing with such groups as The New Quicksilver, IIIrd ...
  3. 1st Annual Lloyd Loar’s Hometown Bluegrass Festival - June 28-30

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    to be held at
    Marigold Meadows
    1212 N. Cedar Street
    Lewistown, IL 61542
    Tel: 641-344-8284

    Why Lloyd Loar?
    Lloyd Loar's parents moved to Lewistown, IL in 1889 when Lloyd was three years old. Lloyd attended Lewistown High School from 1899 to 1903 and began performing in local music programs. Loar went on to study harmony, music theory, orchestration and piano.

    Updated Jun-01-2013 at 9:15pm by Whole-Hearted (Date added)