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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #108 w/ Special Guest Ted Eschliman

    This week, JazzMando.com 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 JazzMando.com, Ted is also the forum moderator for our very own Mandolin Cafe. His educational efforts in jazz mandolin have helped ...
  6. 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. ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #106 w/ Special Guest Nick Dumas

    Special Consensus mandolinist Nick Dumas plays us an original tune on his lovely Hinde mandolin for this week's Mandolin Mondays video.



    Originally from Brier, Washington, Nick has become well known in the bluegrass world for his killer mandolin chops and strong vocals. Starting out Nick was a co-founder of the popular Northwest-based bluegrass bands Northern Departure and North Country Bluegrass. In 2015, Nick moved to Tennessee ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #105 w/ Special Guest Josh Rilko

    Starting out the New Year right with an awesome Mandolin Mondays video from East Nashville cat Josh Rilko of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys. Josh gives us a fresh look at an old time standard on his big sounding Bayard Blain mandola.



    Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys has been in the scene for the past 8 years. They've made a mark on the acoustic music world with their strong bluegrass musicianship, innovative arrangements, ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #104: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    Have a very Merry Mandolin Mondays Christmas everyone! And a Happy New Year! Signing off for 2017, but Mandolin Mondays will ride again next year with more mando picking and special guests.



    As always, feel free to contact me through my personal website HERE for a free copy of the tab/notation transcription for this video.

    Happy Picking!
    David
  10. Mandolin Mondays #103 w/ Special Guest Scott Napier

    The great Scott Napier wrote us a new original tune for this week's Mandolin Mondays! Hear that 1939 Gibson F5 sing!



    Scott has been knee deep in bluegrass for the past 20 years. At the start of his career, Scott spent 10 years playing with the bluegrass legend Larry Sparks and his band The Lonesome Ramblers. Since then, he has performed with bluegrass award winning groups such as Dale Ann Bradley, Marty Raybon, Bobby Osborne, ...
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