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  1. Gunnar's Avatar
  2. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Welcome, Caleb. Nicely played.
  3. William Smith's Avatar
    Nice, love mando Mondays, missed some but catch it when I can. I recommend it because always after I listen I play my mando!
  4. Jim Garber's Avatar
    Congratulations on this wonderful series. And great to hear you play again. I worked on that tune as arranged on tenor banjo when I took lessons with Roy Smeck. I love your arrangement especially that part with "Yankee Doodle Dandy" in counterpoint to the other melody.
  5. Tom C's Avatar
  6. William Smith's Avatar
    Yes its fair to say that mandolin is very special! Nice man, Nice!
  7. Paul Statman's Avatar
  8. Gunnar's Avatar
    Awesome picking!
  9. Jan Skovajsa's Avatar
    Hi Solly, beautiful! I'm looking forward to seeing you again here in Europe :-)
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  11. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    Thanks Solly! Brought a smile to my face!
  12. BrianWilliam's Avatar
    Go Nationals!!!!
  13. tkdboyd's Avatar
    That was absolutely lovely!
  14. mandohat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Loar Player
    I have jammed with Solly many times, he is one of the best players I have ever heard.
  15. mandohat's Avatar
    This sounds so good! Solly is amazing, and I never get tired of seeing him effortlessly tear through swing tunes.
  16. oliverkollar's Avatar
    WOW! What great tone, and so clean....Thanks for that!!!
  17. Steve Sorensen's Avatar
    Perfect timing for this piece! Really nicely played!!!
  18. ccravens's Avatar

    Loved it.

    Go Astros!!
  19. Loar Player's Avatar
    I have jammed with Solly many times, he is one of the best players I have ever heard.
  20. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Play ball!
  21. Anglocelt's Avatar
    Beautiful and very moving with dynamic playing technique. Thank you Chris.
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  23. Nick Royal's Avatar
    It's great to see Chris here playing his lovely piece. I recall meeting him, and doing workshops with him at the Mandolin Symposium in Santa Cruz. At that tine, he shared with us many of his pieces from his studies in London.
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  26. Steve-o's Avatar
    Lovely and fitting tribute indeed. Impressive technical performance with a poignant delivery. Thank you.
  27. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Fitting tribute for a wonderful lady. Well done, Chris.
  28. Bernie Daniel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Dodson
    Nice picking! I saw the Purple Hulls in League City Texas last year. They are super talented. Love that Texas swing.
    Yup great group!
  29. Bernie Daniel's Avatar
    Fine job and great styling!
  30. oliverkollar's Avatar
    Aw Yeah!!!! Goodbye Liza tasty! The 3 T's for sure.....
  31. Joe Dodson's Avatar
    Nice picking! I saw the Purple Hulls in League City Texas last year. They are super talented. Love that Texas swing.
  32. Alfons's Avatar
    Nicely done! Thanks for sharing.
  33. Gunnar's Avatar
    Yay! Great picking from another of my absolute favorite musicians!
  34. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Welcome, Abigail. Great example of the 3 T's: tone, taste and timing. Very well played!
  35. mandohat's Avatar
  36. Alfons's Avatar
    Very nice indeed.
  37. William Smith's Avatar
    Great mandolin stuff on a beautiful Monroe piece! NICE!
  38. Daniel Nestlerode's Avatar
    Really lovely all the way around!
    I especially liked that little run just before the 1 minute mark.

  39. mugbucket's Avatar
    I was stationed in the Netherlands back in the 80's, witnessed strong blues and jazz influences everywhere (North Sea Jazz festival - incredible!).

    That was as tasty and precise as it gets Sir! You could probably find a few folks lined up for a double stop lesson should you choose to teach one.
  40. Mike Romkey's Avatar
    Like your adaptation very much.
  41. ccravens's Avatar
    Very nice!
  42. Gunnar's Avatar
    Beautiful picking! Check that pick grip! Never seen that before
  43. Jim Taylor's Avatar
    Good stuff... thanks!
  44. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Welcome, Paul. Nicely played!
  45. Jonathan Ward's Avatar
    Any chance a feller might be able to get a tab of that one someplace? Great tune, impressively rendered.
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  48. archerscreek's Avatar
    Very nice. I love how those Northfields sound in the hands of talented artists. I was also digging the fishing poles in the background. Haha
  49. Dagger Gordon's Avatar
    Really great. Well done!
  50. William Smith's Avatar
    Great stuff indeed!