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  1. Mandolin Mondays #101 w/ Special Guest Thomas Cassell

    From Circus No. 9, Thomas Cassell brings us the good notes with his solo take on this old Sam Bush tune "Sapporo"--played fittingly on a Gibson Sam Bush Model mando.



    Thomas is one of the hardest working mandolin players on the scene today! In 2016 and 2017 he was selected to participate in Mike Marshall's prestigious Acoustic Music Seminar. Around this time, Thomas hit the studio to record his ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #100!!!

    Today marks 100 consecutive Mandolin Monday videos!!! Thanks for coming on this journey with me, and a huge thanks to all the pickers who have contributed to the series this year.



    In celebration, I made these special foam front, snap-back, navy blue trucker hats with the Mandolin Mondays logo! Was so excited about these hats that I decided to take a stab at singing this old Merle Haggard tune--it fits the occasion quite well, ...

    Updated Jun-01-2020 at 4:53am by dbmandolin

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  3. Mandolin Mondays #99 w/ Special Guest Evan Marshall

    Hear the one-and-only Evan Marshall play through these Thanksgiving appropriate fiddle tunes like you've never heard before! Evan and his Gilchrist F5C are unstoppable!



    Evan is the unparalleled master of the solo mandolin. His 1995 Rounder Records release The Lone Arranger remains one of the premier recordings for this medium--displaying an overwhelming array of beautifully full textures, virtuosic acrobatics, and brilliant ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #98 w/ Special Guest Jake Workman

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, Jake Workman joins us for a test run of his brand new Tom Stadler mandolin. "Bill Cheatham" at its finest!



    You may know Jake from his super-human guitar playing with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, but, as you can see from this video, he's also a closet mandolin master. No matter the instrument, Jake always makes it look effortless. In 2015 Jake was featured on the cover of the ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #97 w/ Special Guest David Tiller

    David Tiller from Colorado-based band Taarka brings us this lovely dark piece called "Forro Brasil" played on his beautiful Nugget mandolin.



    David's band Taarka blends a wide diversity of music including bluegrass, old time, gypsy jazz, choro, and much more to create a unique and tasteful musical experience. Over the years, they've brought their music to venues in the US, Canada, Europe and Mexico, playing at some ...

    Updated Nov-11-2017 at 12:51pm by Mandolin Cafe

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  6. Mandolin Mondays #96 w/ Special Guest Adam Steffey

    Honored to have the illustrious Adam Steffey on Mandolin Mondays this week! Check out his playing on this old time medley with his crisp-sounding Northfield mando.



    It would suffice to say that Adam Steffey is one of the most successful mandolinists of all time--5 time Grammy Winner and 9-time Mandolin Player Of The Year of the International Bluegrass Music Association. Over the years, he's played with ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #95 w/ Special Guest Jake Howard

    Mandolin Mondays #95: Jake Howard of the Page Turners is with us this week on Mandolin Mondays for an Old Time rager on his trusty Gerald Anderson F5 mando.



    I first met Jake in 2014, at Mike Marshall's Acoustic Music Seminar and was impressed with his tasteful picking. He since has graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and helped start the successful touring band The Page Turners. In 2016, the band won the ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #94 w/ Special Guest Tommy Norris

    Tommy Norris, mandolinist from the Barefoot Movement brings us a tasty chord melody arrangement of this jazz standard on his beautiful Prucha F5 mandolin.



    Based in Nashville, Tommy has made a successful career in the bluegrass world. Over the past seven years his band, The Barefoot Movement has been around the block a time a two, making appearances on Country Weekly Magazine, RollingStone.com, Music City Roots, and Woodsongs ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #93 /// "Old Tom"

    Here's an original tune of mine that's featured on Mile Twelve's forthcoming record Onwards!



    The album will be officially released on Friday, October 27th, and I can't wait for you all to hear it! You can now preorder the record from our bandcamp page HERE. This tune is named after a famous Australian killer whale by the name of Old Tom. You can read up about him HERE.

    Speaking of Down Under! Mile Twelve is leaving ...

    Updated Jun-01-2020 at 4:52am by dbmandolin

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  10. Mandolin Mondays #92 w/ Special Guest Jason Anick

    Mandolin Mondays #92: Jazz mandolin virtuoso, Jason Anick joins Mandolin Mondays this week with a beautiful original composition on his incredible 5-string "jazzbo" electric mandolin from Paul Lestock.



    Based in Boston, Jason Anick is taking the jazz world by storm with his progressive and tasteful violin and mandolin playing. He's one of the youngest people to ever teach at the Berklee College ...

    Updated Oct-02-2017 at 6:47pm by dbmandolin

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