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  1. Mandolin Mondays #200 /// "Russian Rag"

    Today marks two hundred consecutive weeks of Mandolin Mondays! To celebrate this momentous occasion, I worked up this special solo arrangement of the "Russian Rag" for your amusement. Enjoy!



    This tune first entered the mandolin world with the 1932 Dave Apollon mandolin orchestra version. In the years that followed, additional reprises of this ensemble arrangement surfaced from Sam Bush, the Modern Mandolin Quartet, ...
  2. Mile Twelve City on a Hill /// "Rialto" Transcription and Video

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    The new Mile Twelve record City on a Hill is officially out! We recorded this album down in Nashville, TN, back in December with Bryan Sutton in the producer's chair. So happy to now have this music out there.

    Wanted to share with you all a free transcription of my tune "Rialto" off of the album along with a video breakdown. On this video I play through the melody and solo up tempo and a bit slower so you can catch all the details. ...

    Updated Apr-12-2019 at 5:43pm by Mandolin Cafe

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  3. 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 ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #64 /// "Boston Boy"

    Things have been crazy busy recently, but I'm happy to be back with another Mandolin Monday video! This past month I made the final move up to Boston to join Mile Twelve and record our new record together. Now that things have settled down, I thought I'd share a few passes at an appropriately titled fiddle tune to celebrate the occasion.



    Hope you have been enjoying all the special guests here at Mandolin Mondays. Tons more to come this year! ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #48 - In Despair

    Hey everyone! In case you missed the big news, next year I'll be moving up to Boston to join the young, New England bluegrass band, Mile Twelve. I'm so excited about this new opportunity, and I'd love for you to hear the band! Here's a video of us playing and singing Bill Monroe's song "In Despair."



    Thanks so much for watching! If you liked the video, I'd appreciate it if you'd share it with your friends on social ...