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  1. Mandolin Mondays #116 w/ Special Guest Jordan Ramsey

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, Boulder, Colorado mandolinist Jordan Ramsey plays us a crushing solo arrangement of Johannes Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 5 on this beautiful 2016 Ellis F5.

    Over the past 15 years, Jordan has been establishing himself as a monster player. Today, he is one of the premier modern proponents of McReynolds-style crosspicking in the country. In 2016, Jordan took first place in the National Mandolin ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #115 w/ Special Guest Korey Brodsky

    Korey Brodsky brings us an impressive solo mandolin arrangement of the Earl Scruggs classic "Groundspeed" on his J Bovier Mandolin.

    Originally from Newtown, Connecticut, Korey is now studying mandolin at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He's a top notch player on both mandolin and guitar and is already making waves in the Northeastern bluegrass and swing circles.

    In 2016, Korey released ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #114 w/ Special Guest Bryan McDowell

    Multi-instrumentalist Bryan McDowell from the Claire Lynch band plays Tallahassee on the mandolin like no other! Pretty mind blowing double stops at the end played on this sweet Collings MF5.

    Originally from Asheville, NC, Bryan now lives in Nashville and makes his living playing with some of the best bluegrassers in the business. In 2009, he won 1st place in the fiddle, mandolin, and guitar categories at the National Flatpicking ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #113 w/ Special Guest Dominick Leslie

    The phenomenal Dominick Leslie stops by this week on Mandolin Mondays for a lovely tune played on his hoss of Gilchrist mandolin.

    Originally from Colorado, Dominick has already had a leading role in the mandolin world for over a decade now. His exceptionally tasteful playing and distinct artistic voice have helped pave the way for a new generation of pickers. In 2004, he became the youngest contestant to ever win the Rockygrass ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #112 w/ Special Guest Lauren Price

    This week Lauren Price of The Price Sisters joins us for some impressive Monroe stylings on her Buckeye mandolin.

    Lauren has been a traditional bluegrass thespian from the age of 9. Since then she's traveled far from her home in Sardis, Ohio to bring her music to festivals all over the states--even to China! In 2017, she graduated from Morehead State University in Kentucky, where she earned a BA in traditional music with ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #111 w/ Special Guest Kym Warner

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, Kym Warner mandolinist of The Green Cards and Robert Earl Keen stops by for a stellar medley played on his 2004 Engelmann top Collings MT2-V.

    Originally from Australia, Kym Warner has left a large mark on the worldwide bluegrass scene with his immaculate playing and prolific work. Tough most well known for his work with the progressive bluegrass band The Green Cards, Kym has toured extensively ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #110 w/ Special Guest Mike Compton

    The one and only Mike Compton stops in for Mandolin Mondays this week for a gut wrenching blues tune played on an amazing Lloyd Loar mandolin (July 9, 1923 #73725).

    Mike has a mandolin curriculum vitae longer than anyone in the business. To name a few notable chapters in his career he was a founder of the Nashville Bluegrass Band, a longtime John Hartford collaborator, a member of the Soggy Bottom Boys ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #109 /// David Benedict "Twisty Jigs"

    Tomorrow I'm getting on a flight to visit Ireland (so excited!), so I've been brushing up on my jigs. Recently learned these three particularly twisty ones--"The Return Home," "Cahal's Jig," and "The Mystery Inch."

    Stay tuned for my new 7-part video lesson series on Mandolins Heal the World all about the Irish jig. We'll be looking at the right hand jig picking pattern, Irish triplets, and melodic ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #108 w/ Special Guest Ted Eschliman

    This week, founder Ted Eschliman graces us with a chord melody version of this George Gershwin classic on a his incredible Clark 5-String electric mandolin.

    Ted has had his finger on the pulse of the online mandolin community for over a decade. In addition to his impressive work on, Ted is also the forum moderator for our very own Mandolin Cafe. His educational efforts in jazz mandolin have helped ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #107 w/ Special Guest Marilynn Mair

    Classical mandolinist Marilynn Mair brings us some lovely Brazilian music played on her unique Woodley mandolin for this week's Mandolin Mondays.

    Marilynn is a distinguished mandolin performer, author, and educator based in the Rhode Island area. Over the years, she has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, the White House, and the Lincoln Center. ...
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