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  1. Mandolin Mondays #408 w/ Wolfgang Meyering & Michael Waterstradt

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, we're joined by German mandolinist Wolfgang Meyering with his Jurgen Richter mandolin and his bassist bandmate Michael Waterstrad playing an original tune called "Klompenswing."

    Get to know Wolfgang and his music here with this lovely self introduction, "My name is Wolfgang Meyering from Germany. I send you a little humorous tune for Mandolin Mondays. It is a song that I have written ...

    Updated Oct-30-2023 at 12:43pm by dbmandolin

  2. Mandolin Mondays #407 w/ Special Guest Michael Daves

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by bluegrass guitar and vocal powerhouse Michael Daves, playing an old time fiddle tune called "Benton's Dream" on this mid-30s Gibson A50.

    Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Michael Daves grew up playing bluegrass in the grand old tradition of staying up late & singing loud. Although hes since moved north, the Southern roots permeate his music, however traditional or experimental. ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #406 w/ Special Guest Jesse Smathers

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Floyd, VA, mandolinist and guitarist of the Lonesome River Band, Jesse Smathers, playing the "Methodist Preacher" on his Hinde mandolin.

    Jesse began playing the guitar at age 11, picked up the mandolin at 15, and was heavily influenced by the music of Lonesome River Band. In 2009, he won the guitar championship of the Virginia Folk Music Association. The following year, ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #405 w/ Jonah Horton & Nathaniel Gilmore

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, we're joined by Jonah Horton of The Trailblazers and percussionist Nathaniel Gilmore, playing their version of Weather Report's "Black Market." Jonah's tearing up that retrofitted Hondo HM5E electric mandolin!

    From Wilkesboro, NC, Jonah Horton has been playing mandolin from a very young age. In addition to his work with the progressive bluegrass band, The Trailblazers, ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #404 /// "Kentucky Mandolin"

    Such a fun Monroe tune to play on a fitting instrument!

    If you want to hear how this mandolin stacks up against 6 other beginner mandolins, check out the recent beginner mandolin comparison video that we just did on the channel here:

    Also, if you want a transcription of this arrangement, you can find the tab/notation here: ...