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  1. Mandolin Mondays #230 w/ Special Guest Tapas Roy

    All the way from India, the amazing Tapas Roy brings us an amazing video for this week's Mandolin Mondays. Here's Tapas original composition played on his beautiful Mintu Biswas Mandolin.



    Tapas Roy, is a versatile mandolin player from India. He began his musical journey with the Dotara, at the age of ten, learning from his father Pdt Paritosh Roy who was a legendary Bengali folk music composer and a renowned Dotara player. ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #229 w/ Special Guest Adrian Gross

    This Mandolin Mondays, the incredible Canadian mandolinist Adrian Gross of The Slocan Ramblers gives us some beautiful tones on his vintage Gibson mandola with an impressive performance of this Jimmie Rodgers classic.



    The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have become a leading light of today’s ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #228 w/ Special Guest Mike Marshall

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, mando master Mike Marshall brings us a very special virtual orchestra experience with the help of 32 of his Artistworks online students. Thanks to all the participants in this video for showing us the amazing possibilities for musical progress and collaboration even in these challenging times. Video editing by Martin Hietkamp.



    Mike Marshall might just be the cornerstone of modern mandolin playing ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #227 w/ Special Guest Oskar Reuter

    Swedish mandolinist Oskar Reuter stops by Mandolin Mondays this week to play some original Swedish folk music on his lovely Vaña F5 Master Model built by Miroslav Vana in 2012.



    Oskar Reuter is a prolific musician and educator based in Gothenburg, Sweden. His main focus musically is Nordic traditional and contemporary music, and can be found playing guitar, cittern, nyckelharpa, in addition to the mandolin.

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  5. Mandolin Mondays #226 w/ Special Guest Josh Pinkham

    Kittel & Co mandolin monster Josh Pinkham blows this Charlie Parker number out of the water with some crazy metronome antics this week on Mandolin Mondays. That is quite the Red Diamond axe to boot!



    Josh has been a recognized mandolinist since a very young age. A quick search or youtube will find a young Josh on stage with David Grisman, Mike Marshall, and Chris Thile. Now Josh continues to make a ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #225 w/ Special Guest AJ Lee

    California's own AJ Lee brings us a special Mandolin Mondays video this week with an original tune played on her 2001 Ray Webber mandolin.



    AJ Lee is a singer, songwriter, and mandolinist who has been the darling of the North Bay, California bluegrass scene since her first appearance in Santa Cruz. Her bluegrass band Blue Summit draws influences from swing, folk, blues, jazz, country, soul, and rock. Their undeniable talent ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #224 w/ Special Guest Ariel Wyner

    The Ruta Beggars mandolinist Ariel Wyner joins us on Mandolin Mondays this week to play some rag music on his powerful Ellis A model mandolin.



    Ariel was originally a classically trained opera singer who turned mandolinist after issues with vocal consistency. He now performs full time with The Ruta Beggars--a band brought together at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in by their passion for bluegrass. The group infuses ...
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  8. Mandolin Mondays #223 w/ Special Guest Dorina Frati

    Italian classical mandolin maestro Dorina Frati joins us this week for Mandolin Mondays with a beautiful performance of Victor Kioulaphides' “Idillio“ played on her Calace Raffaele Modello Classico A mandolin.



    Now considered one of the greatest contemporary classical virtuosos of the mandolin, Dorina Frati began studying the instrument at the age of six. When Italy’s first chair of mandolin was founded at the Conservatory ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #222 w/ Special Guest Mandolin Rajesh

    This week on Mandolin Mondays Mandolin Rajesh, one of the premier mandolinist of India, graces us with a beautiful improvisation over his brother U. Shrinivas' composition with his custom 5-string electric mandolin.



    Uppalapu Rajesh aka "Mandolin Rajesh" is an Indian mandolin player in Carnatic classical music, a music producer and a composer. He is one of the most sought after classical artists currently in India, ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #221 w/ Special Guest Caleb Lindsey

    Caleb Lindsey of the Lindsey Family band joins us this week on Mandolin Mondays for a few passes on the old "Panhandle Rag" with his trusty Weber Bitterroot F model.



    Caleb began playing guitar at age six and mandolin a few years later. Mandolin has become his featured instrument. He's played with his family in the Lindsey Family Band since the beginning, and since then they've released a host of studio albums and made appearances ...
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