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  1. Mandolin Mondays #53 - w/ Special Guest Joe K Walsh

    Throughout 2017 I’m really excited to be using this weekly Mandolin Monday video format as a way of connecting with and featuring other mandolinists. I'll still be making videos, but I’m also having some of my mandolin friends make videos of their own solo mandolin arrangements to feature here on my Cafe blog. And what better way to start the new year off than with the inimitable Joe K Walsh on his amazing new Nugget mando.



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    Updated Jan-02-2017 at 11:54am by dbmandolin

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  2. Mandolin Mondays #52 - Auld Lang Syne

    Hard to believe it's already been a full year since the beginning of Mandolin Mondays. 52 videos later... Reflecting on the past year with this old Scottish classic. Thanks to all who have joined me on this weekly adventure--your encouragement, support, and interest has helped make 2016 the most enjoyable year of my career yet. Mandolin Mondays will ride again in 2017 with some exciting guest artists--stay tuned!



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    Updated Jun-01-2020 at 4:48am by dbmandolin

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  3. Mandolin Mondays #51 - Christmas Time is Here

    Here's a rendition of one of my favorite Christmas tunes--and I just happened to find this amazing bass player, Missy Raines, to join me It's been a privilege getting to play music with Missy over the past couple years. She's a wonderful person and musician, and I'm so grateful for my time with her and the rest of her band The New Hip. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!



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  4. Mandolin Mondays #50: Star Wars Mandolin Medley

    Ever wonder what John William's iconic film score for Star Wars would sound like on solo mandolin? Wonder no more! Just in time for the new Rouge One film here's an intergalactic mandolin medley of intrepid tunes from the original trilogy--including the Main Title Theme, Binary Sunset, The Cantina Song, and the dreaded Imperial March. Please share with your friends everywhere, no matter how far, far away.



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    Updated Jun-01-2020 at 4:47am by dbmandolin

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  5. Mandolin Mondays #49 - Richmond

    Here's another favorite crooked old time tune I learned from the playing of fiddler Bruce Molsky.



    You can now get a tab/notation transcription for this video, and all of my other personal solo Mandolin Mondays arrangements on my Patreon site here: https://www.patreon.com/davidbenedictmandolin

    Happy Picking!

    David

    Updated Jun-01-2020 at 4:47am by dbmandolin

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  6. Mandolin Mondays #48 - In Despair

    Hey everyone! In case you missed the big news, next year I'll be moving up to Boston to join the young, New England bluegrass band, Mile Twelve. I'm so excited about this new opportunity, and I'd love for you to hear the band! Here's a video of us playing and singing Bill Monroe's song "In Despair."



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  7. Mandolin Mondays #47 - Turkey in the Straw

    Happy Thanksgiving from Mandolin Mondays!



    You can now get a tab/notation transcription for this video, and all of my other personal solo Mandolin Mondays arrangements on my Patreon site here: https://www.patreon.com/davidbenedictmandolin

    Happy Picking!
    David
  8. Mandolin Mondays# 46 - John Hardy

    I think I was able to squeeze in just about every Sam Bush lick I know into this rendition of John Hardy. Slarge Son!



    You can now get a tab/notation transcription for this video, and all of my other personal solo Mandolin Mondays arrangements on my Patreon site here: https://www.patreon.com/davidbenedictmandolin

    Happy Picking!

    David

    Updated Jun-01-2020 at 4:46am by dbmandolin

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  9. Mandolin Mondays #45 - Waltzing Matilda

    Excited to introduce you guys to my new friend from Apitius Mandolins based in Ontario, Canada. So happy to be on Oliver Apitius's artist team! My new Vanguard F5 Model is only a few weeks old and it already sounds so open and responsive. Putting it through the paces with my pseudo-fingerstyle guitar arrangement of this Australian classic.



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    Updated Jun-01-2020 at 4:46am by dbmandolin

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  10. Mandolin Mondays #44 - Ghostbusters

    Well, this is just silliness... Happy Halloween from Mandolin Mondays!



    You can now get a tab/notation transcription for this video, and all of my other personal solo Mandolin Mondays arrangements on my Patreon site here: https://www.patreon.com/davidbenedictmandolin

    Happy Picking!

    David

    Updated Jun-01-2020 at 4:46am by dbmandolin

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