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  1. Mandolin Mondays #225 w/ Special Guest AJ Lee

    California's own AJ Lee brings us a special Mandolin Mondays video this week with an original tune played on her 2001 Ray Webber mandolin.



    AJ Lee is a singer, songwriter, and mandolinist who has been the darling of the North Bay, California bluegrass scene since her first appearance in Santa Cruz. Her bluegrass band Blue Summit draws influences from swing, folk, blues, jazz, country, soul, and rock. Their undeniable talent ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #224 w/ Special Guest Ariel Wyner

    The Ruta Beggars mandolinist Ariel Wyner joins us on Mandolin Mondays this week to play some rag music on his powerful Ellis A model mandolin.



    Ariel was originally a classically trained opera singer who turned mandolinist after issues with vocal consistency. He now performs full time with The Ruta Beggars--a band brought together at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in by their passion for bluegrass. The group infuses ...
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  3. Mandolin Mondays #223 w/ Special Guest Dorina Frati

    Italian classical mandolin maestro Dorina Frati joins us this week for Mandolin Mondays with a beautiful performance of Victor Kioulaphides' “Idillio“ played on her Calace Raffaele Modello Classico A mandolin.



    Now considered one of the greatest contemporary classical virtuosos of the mandolin, Dorina Frati began studying the instrument at the age of six. When Italy’s first chair of mandolin was founded at the Conservatory ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #222 w/ Special Guest Mandolin Rajesh

    This week on Mandolin Mondays Mandolin Rajesh, one of the premier mandolinist of India, graces us with a beautiful improvisation over his brother U. Shrinivas' composition with his custom 5-string electric mandolin.



    Uppalapu Rajesh aka "Mandolin Rajesh" is an Indian mandolin player in Carnatic classical music, a music producer and a composer. He is one of the most sought after classical artists currently in India, ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #221 w/ Special Guest Caleb Lindsey

    Caleb Lindsey of the Lindsey Family band joins us this week on Mandolin Mondays for a few passes on the old "Panhandle Rag" with his trusty Weber Bitterroot F model.



    Caleb began playing guitar at age six and mandolin a few years later. Mandolin has become his featured instrument. He's played with his family in the Lindsey Family Band since the beginning, and since then they've released a host of studio albums and made appearances ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #220 w/ Special Guest Bryce Milano

    Rising young mandolin star, Bryce Milano plays a special composition for all of us quarantined at home this Mandolin Monday. Let the lovely sound of Bryce on this 2005 M01 two point built by Michael Heiden inspire us to get back to the mando wood shed this week with all our extra free time.



    Bryce is a self proclaimed "multi-mandolinstrumentalist and songwriter" from Philadelphia, PA. He picked ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #219 w/ Special Guest Martin Howley

    We Banjo 3 mandolinist Martin Howley just about plays the finish off of this Collings MF5 with some burning Irish triplets this week on Mandolin Mondays.



    Originally from Ireland, Martin now resides in Nashville, TN. He's won 7 “All Ireland” contest titles and was the first Irish banjo player to play the hallowed Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Over the years, he has performed with such artists as the Chieftains, ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #218 w/ Special Guest Hannah Johnson

    Hannah Johnson from The Johnsons' Bluegrass Band swings by Mandolin Mondays this week to play a soulful and mournful original tune on her Gibson-made Flatiron Festival F5 mandolin.



    Originally from Northern Michigan, Hannah first learned about bluegrass in 2016 when she saw Mike Compton play with the Nashville Bluegrass Band. She's been studying Monroe-style ever since. You can hear Hannah play with her sister Lydia in The ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #217 w/ Special Guest Timmy Jones

    This week on Mandolin Mondays Carolina Blue resident mandolinist Timmy Jones plays some fire on this original tune with his gorgeous Gilchrist F5 mandolin.



    Tim Jones comes from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina where he learned play and love bluegrass from a young age. In 2017, Tim was instrumental in forming the Brevard, NC-based band Carolina blue. Since then, the band has gone on to win many accolades, ...
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  10. Mandolin Mondays #216 w/ Special Guest Adam Wright

    The incredible Adam Wright of the Alabama acoustic super group Act of Congress brings us a tasty original tune played on his 2008 Collings MF for this week's Mandolin Mondays.



    Since forming the band Act of Congress in 2008, Adam has toured with the group in Thailand, Oman, Palau, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Philippines, Timor Leste, Bali, Liberia, Jordan, as well as the greater USA. AOC has backed up country music star, Sara Evans ...
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