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  1. Mandolin Mondays #119 w/ Special Guest Ryan Paisley

    Ryan Paisley of Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass crushes some Monroe for us this week on Mandolin Mondays. Listen to that Kentucky mandolin sing!



    Ryan started playing the mandolin at the age of 4 and hasn't ever looked back. By the time he was 12 he was already playing on stage with the likes of country legend Marty Stuart. Now Ryan plays full time with his father in the IBMA award-winning band Danny Paisley and the Southern ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #118 w/ Special Guest Forrest O'Connor

    Grammy award-winning mandolinist and song writer Forrest O'Connor is our guest on Mandolin Mondays this week! Hear him play an original untitled tune on his powerful Duff A5 mandolin.



    Forrest has been knee deep in bluegrass since the beginning, being born the son of the legendary fiddler Mark O'Connor. However, Forrest has gone on to make a name for himself on the mandolin with his expressive playing and creativity. He's a ...

    Updated Apr-02-2018 at 6:20pm by dbmandolin

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  3. Mandolin Mondays #117 w/ Special Guest Marc MacGlashan

    Marc MacGlashan stops by Mandolin Mondays this week to bring us an exciting original tune on his crushing Wade mandolin.



    Marc is a Nashville native and you may know him best from his frequent mandolin demo videos at the renowned instrument shop Carter Vintage Guitars. However, Marc has been in the scene for quite a while. Back in the early 2000's, he performed and recorded full time with the IBMA award-winning band, the Gibson ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #116 w/ Special Guest Jordan Ramsey

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, Boulder, Colorado mandolinist Jordan Ramsey plays us a crushing solo arrangement of Johannes Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 5 on this beautiful 2016 Ellis F5.



    Over the past 15 years, Jordan has been establishing himself as a monster player. Today, he is one of the premier modern proponents of McReynolds-style crosspicking in the country. In 2016, Jordan took first place in the National Mandolin ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #115 w/ Special Guest Korey Brodsky

    Korey Brodsky brings us an impressive solo mandolin arrangement of the Earl Scruggs classic "Groundspeed" on his J Bovier Mandolin.



    Originally from Newtown, Connecticut, Korey is now studying mandolin at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He's a top notch player on both mandolin and guitar and is already making waves in the Northeastern bluegrass and swing circles.

    In 2016, Korey released ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #114 w/ Special Guest Bryan McDowell

    Multi-instrumentalist Bryan McDowell from the Claire Lynch band plays Tallahassee on the mandolin like no other! Pretty mind blowing double stops at the end played on this sweet Collings MF5.



    Originally from Asheville, NC, Bryan now lives in Nashville and makes his living playing with some of the best bluegrassers in the business. In 2009, he won 1st place in the fiddle, mandolin, and guitar categories at the National Flatpicking ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #113 w/ Special Guest Dominick Leslie

    The phenomenal Dominick Leslie stops by this week on Mandolin Mondays for a lovely tune played on his hoss of Gilchrist mandolin.



    Originally from Colorado, Dominick has already had a leading role in the mandolin world for over a decade now. His exceptionally tasteful playing and distinct artistic voice have helped pave the way for a new generation of pickers. In 2004, he became the youngest contestant to ever win the Rockygrass ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
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