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  1. Mandolin Mondays #352 w/ Special Guest Harry Clark

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we've got Nashville mandolinist Harry Clark with us from The Dan Tyminski Band and East Nash Grass--fresh after winning the IBMA Instrumentalist of the Year Momentum Award last week! Check out his awesome playing on this Nate Leath tune "Spider Shoe" played on Harry's Gilchrist mandolin.



    Harry has been a veteran of the bluegrass and mandolin scenes for quite some ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #351 w/ Special Guest Jake Eddy

    Have you ever heard a mandocello played quite like this? Flatpicker extraordinaire Jake Eddy is with us this week to burn this Monroe tune "Tallahassee" on his new 1921 Gibson mandocello.



    Jake Eddy is a bluegrass guitarist born and raised in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He began his music career and lifelong addiction to the road by playing banjo professionally at the age of fourteen with bluegrass-legend Melvin Goins. ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #350 w/ Special Guest Matt Norman

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we've got UK classical mandolinist Matt Norman with us to share a compelling performance of the classic Raffaele Calace piece "Piccola Gavota."



    Matt is a multi-instrumentalist and singer best know for his mandolin playing. He regularly performs in the folk scene with his band Gadarene, at Ceilidhs and social dances as well as Matt's own classical mandolin performances. This past May, ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #348 w/ Special Guest Frank Solivan

    Returning to Mandolin Mondays this week, we have the great Frank Solivan and his 2001 Michael Lewis mandolin with us to play this blazing tune "Scorchin' the Gravy" off of his brand new Dirty Kitchen record Hold On.




    Frank is a mandolinist who needs no introduction here. His contributions to the mandolin and bluegrass communities as a player, singer, and band leader have resulted in such acclaim as multiple ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #347 w/ Special Guest Avery Merritt

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Nashville multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Avery Merritt playing this fun F major tune "Chirps and Williams" on a borrowed axe--Sterling Abernathy's Gilchrist F5 mandolin.



    Avery Merritt is a Nashville based fiddler and multi-instrumentalist. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, and has won awards such as Berklee’s Fletcher Bright Scholarship, a California ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #346 /// "Shady Grove"

    This new Octolindo octave mandolin from KR Strings has helped bring some new life to a bunch of old tunes I play like this classic bluegrass number "Shady Grove." Hope you folks enjoy!



    For folks interested, I'm playing with the tuning GDAD down tuned a half step and capoed up one fret--a trick I've picked up from some tenor banjo players who do this for a slightly smaller scale length and tonal nuance.
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    Updated Aug-22-2022 at 7:25am by dbmandolin

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  7. Mandolin Mondays #343 w/ Special Guest Alon Sariel

    Returning to Mandolin Mondays this week we have classical mandolinist Alon Sariel with us to play this gorgeous original prelude from a recent partita he composed for mandolin. Joined by his cat and his Mintu Biswas mandolin, Alon's video is one you'll not want to miss.



    If you're new to Alon's music, he's an award-winning mandolinist and lutenist originally from Beersheba, at the southern part of Israel. Now living in Hanover, ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #341

    I just recently became an uncle 3 times over, and it reminded me of this tune I wrote and recorded a while back from my niece. Had fun dusting this off again--hope ya'll enjoy!



    I first recorded this tune on a duo record with a guitarist friend called Each by Side--you can check out the original recording here: https://open.spotify.com/album/7taWw...Su6YXccVSsYHmQ

    And for those out there interested ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #339 w/ Special Guest Seán Keegan

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we have Irish mandolinist Seán Keegan with us fresh off his debut album release, playing a beautifully ornamented reel called "Sailor on the Rock" with his 2016 Ellis A4 Special.



    Seán Keegan is a mandolin, tenor banjo and fiddle player of Irish Traditional Music. A noted performer, engineer and producer, Seán has worked with many of the most prestigious exponents within ITM, and has ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #338 w/ Special Guest Milom Williams II

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by lefty South Carolina mandolinist Milom Williams II of the band Backline. Check out his rendition of the Wayne Benson tune "Wintergrass" played on his Gray Fern F-5 mandolin.



    After starting guitar lessons at 8, Milom picked up the mandolin around 12. When he was 17 he started taking lessons from Wayne Benson, and joined his first full-time band at 18. Kevin Richardson ...

    Updated Jun-27-2022 at 7:22am by dbmandolin

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