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  1. darylcrisp's Avatar
    That was just fun and swell!
    That SA sounded mighty fine.
  2. Bud Barnwell's Avatar
    Jack
    That was awesome! I'm a big Blues fan too. Love the tone of that Silver Angel.
  3. Old Growth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mandolin Cafe
    Welcome, Jack. Nicely played. Great tone from that Silver Angel!
    Yep...
  4. oliverkollar's Avatar
    Jack is the man!!!

    Excellent.....thank you for that!!!!
  5. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Welcome, Jack. Nicely played. Great tone from that Silver Angel!
  6. MISTAHCOUGHDROP's Avatar
    Wonderful. Thank you David. Always learning things from you and your world.
  7. darylcrisp's Avatar
    as always, very nice!
    thanks for sharing
    d
  8. Anglocelt's Avatar
    Excellent playing! Good to hear Scandi-mando again on Mando-Mondays.
  9. wildpikr's Avatar
    Tasty tune! And I'll echo thanks for sharing the transcription also.
  10. dhmando's Avatar
    Thank you all for listening! I'm so glad you enjoyed the video, the tune
    'Cruisin' Timber" and the Hall Of Fame Mon mandolin! Thanks again to David Benedict and the Mandolin Café for having me on The Mandolin Mondays series #171!
  11. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Nicely done, David. Love the new recording!
  12. Lee Lauridsen's Avatar
    Sounds great! And thanks very much for the transcription.
  13. Bud Barnwell's Avatar
    Great song David! Love the tone of the mandolin.
  14. Golffool's Avatar
    I had a chance to play this mandolin Friday night and it is a beast. David is so talented both performing and building fantastic Gibson mandolins.
  15. oliverkollar's Avatar
    Sounds AWESOME!

    I met David after a Larry Cordell show at The Station Inn about 4 years ago.
    A real gentleman and very gifted player.

    Thanks!
  16. Cremona5's Avatar
    Mighty lonesome.
  17. chasray's Avatar
    Very special! Thanks.
  18. AlanN's Avatar
    Boo-tee-full...troolie!
  19. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Welcome, David. We've played that mandolin. It's *fine*! Great tune.
  20. Lee Lauridsen's Avatar
    Gorgeous tune, exquisitely played! Love it!
  21. Alfons's Avatar
    Very much enjoyed the tunes and your skillful playing.
    One thing I love about the cafe and Mandolin Mondays is that it brings me to beautiful music like this that I might not otherwise have encountered. Thanks!
  22. Erik Igelström's Avatar
    Thanks guys for all the fine words! And loads of thanks to David Benedict and mandolin café for creating and maintaining this outstanding platform!!!
  23. EvanElk's Avatar
    Great piece and terrific playing.
  24. burnham's Avatar
    Very nice, tack!
  25. darylcrisp's Avatar
    thank you Erik!
    that was beautiful, and clean notes all around
    d
  26. DougC's Avatar
    Outstanding. Beautiful tone, effortless command of the instrument. And a big nod towards traditional Swedish music. And it sounds great on mandolin.
  27. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Wow, that was beautiful! Welcome, Erik.
  28. KrittMoore's Avatar
    What a beautiful piece. Really enjoyed that.
  29. wildpikr's Avatar
    Sweet!
  30. Alfons's Avatar
    Beautiful tune! Great tone and articulation. I was also very happy that the camera was positioned so well to let us see your fine finger work.
  31. Jeff Mando's Avatar
    Nice work. I enjoyed your playing very much.
  32. darylcrisp's Avatar
    that was wonderful!
    thank you for sharing this with us.
    d
  33. Caleb's Avatar
    Wow, so very beautiful! Nice work.
  34. greenwdse's Avatar
    A southpaw to inspire us other southpaws! Lovely!
  35. gfury's Avatar
    Beautiful !!!!
  36. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Welcome, Jefferson! Beautiful composition, great tone from your Northfield.
  37. sgarrity's Avatar
    Jimmy is a great picker. And Orrin was a friend of mine. Got to play that Rose A5 on a handful of occasions. A really fine mandolin! Happy to see Orrin being honored.
  38. Jesper's Avatar
    What a nice tune. - Love it !!!!!!!!!!
  39. EvanElk's Avatar
    Great tune, wonderful tone and chops!
  40. Denny Gies's Avatar
    What a great way to begin the day, thanks.
  41. ccravens's Avatar
    What a treat and a pleasure.

    Many thanks.
  42. robbif's Avatar
    Thanks for spreading the news. Jimmy asked me also.

    I'm thriiled Jimmy's dedicating his tune to Orrin, who was also a friend of mine...


    May he Rest in Peace.

    I met Orrin when I recorded him in 1975...

    http://frobbi.org/audio/starrmehalick.html
    Updated Mar-11-2019 at 7:41pm by robbif (Add recording link)
  43. re simmers's Avatar
    1980, I think, was the last big festival at Indian Springs, MD. Spectrum played Friday night. Part of their show was JAG playing a good instrumental while Shatz clogged. No other instruments. It’s been too long, but I think he was playing Blackberry Rag. It was my first festival and JAG was the first mandolin picker I remember.
    I have become a big fan of his steel guitar licks on mandolin. What a picker.
    Bob Simmers
  44. RichieK's Avatar
    Great to see JAG again! Excellent picking and tune.
  45. Bud Barnwell's Avatar
    Absolutely beautiful tune Jimmy. I've been a fan of you for years. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
  46. Alfons's Avatar
    Nice playing, nice tune - I hope Ilias appreciates it as much as I do! Love your work.
  47. Bill Foss's Avatar
    So great to hear Mr. Gaudreau again! Thanks David!
  48. grassrootphilosopher's Avatar
    I remember fondly a concert of Bennet/Auldridge/Gaudreau in Switzerland in 1999 and the ensuing workshop. Despite Jimmy Gaudreau´s pencil grip of the pick I can credit him for my change from using the round side of the pick to using the pointy side of a teardrop shaped pick to attack the strings. I was also advised that you cannot drive a band with a mandolin. I still think about that from time to time. Yet I think that there may be ways around it. There was also a woman in that workshop (sitting next to me) who described her problem to JG. She had problems fingering the closed position G chord. JG said that she had to stretch a bit. But alas, her fingers were so short, she indeed couldn´t stretch her fingers to grip the closed position G chord. It left JG shaking his head (me too). Fond memories... and the music.
  49. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Welcome, Jimmy! Beautiful song and tribute to Orrin, someone we miss seeing around here.
  50. BBarton's Avatar
    Sweet! Monaghan is such a great tune, especially on the mandolin. Your playing really makes the tune work!
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