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  1. Mandolin Mondays #213 w/ Special Guest Radim Zenkl

    Make way for the Czech Republic Mandolin Legend Radim Zenkl! Check out this jaw dropping original composition played on his Custom Capek wide-neck F5 mandolin. Radim uses his own unique technique here, the "Zenkl style," in which he uses two fingerpicks, enabling him to play both the tremolo melody and crosspicking accompaniment. Hard to believe all that sound is coming from one guy!



    Radim comes ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #212 w/ Special Guest John Cloyd Miller

    This week on Mandolin Mondays John Cloyd Miller of the NC, duo Zoe & Cloyd brings us a bit of klezmer-grass played on his The Bluegrass mandolin.



    John, a twelfth generation North Carolinian and grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler, Jim Shumate, is a 1st place winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest as well as an Artist Fellowship recipient for songwriting from the North Carolina ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #211 w/ Special Guest Darren Nicholson

    Darren Nicholson of the NC, bluegrass band Balsam Range stops by Mandolin Mondays this week for a spin on this Judy Garland classic with his lovely Duff A-style.



    Darren Nicholson is a Grammy-nominated musician from Western North Carolina. He's been with Balsam Range since their formation in 2007. Since then they've gone on to bring their music to some of the biggest audiences in bluegrass music around the world--not to mention ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #210 w/ Special Guest Paul Hoffman

    Greensky Bluegrass lead singer and mandolinist Paul Hoffman joins us on Mandolin Mondays this week to play one of his daughter's favorite tunes on his 2017 Nugget mandolin.



    Greensky Bluegrass has been a band for nearly 20 years now and has become one of the biggest institutions in the bluegrass and jam-band scenes today. They've just released a brand new album entitled All for the Money. Check it out here: https://open.spotify.com/album/7EZaLoZwlIVaBYlxbYvHoU ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #209 w/ Special Guest Nate Burie

    Nashville-based young mandolinist Nate Burie finishes off this year of Mandolin Mondays with a classic fiddle tune played on his custom Sorensen "Pacifica" model by the name of "Lu."



    Nate Burie is a young mandolin star on the rise. Originally from Wisconsin, he got his start at the age of 9 playing with his siblings in The Burie Family band. Over the many years of playing music with ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #208 w/ Special Guest Danny Knicely

    Virginia mandolin legend Danny Knicely is here to spread some Charlie Brown Christmas cheer on Mandolin Mondays with his unique 2-point Stuart Orser mandolin.



    Danny has played with just about everyone anywhere acoustic music is played. He has won many awards for his mandolin, guitar, fiddle and flat-foot dance expertise, including first place in the mandolin contest at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival. His masterful ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #207 w/ Special Guest Lluís Gómez

    Spanish bluegrass torch-bearer and multi-instrumentalist Lluís Gómez stops by Mandolin Mondays to play his original tune in festive garb on this beautiful 2015 AZ mandolin built by Basque Country Luthier called Agustín Zubiaga.



    Alison Brown calls Lluís Gómez the "Spanish King of the 5-string banjo," but he is also renowned as a violin and mandolin player as well as an instructor specializing in bluegrass, Celtic, ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #206 w/ Special Guest Andy Hatfield

    National Mandolin Champion Andy Hatfield drops by Mandolin Mondays this week to play a lovely original composition on this beautiful Capek mandolin.



    Andy Hatfield is a creative musician and teacher from Peoria, IL. He is the winner of the 2013 National Mandolin Championship at Winfield, KS. Andy is also an accomplished guitar player, having won the National Flatpicking Championship in 2011 and 2017. Well-regarded ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #205 w/ Special Guest Ekaterina Skliar

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, Russian mandolinist and dormist phenom Ekaterina Skliar treats us to a piece by the great Victor Kioulaphides played on her Gibson A-9.



    Winner of the 2019 Astral Auditions, Ekaterina Skliar debuted with the Russian Folk Instrument Orchestra of the Buryatia Republic at age 11 and went on to perform with numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles in her native Russia. A prizewinner of many international ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #204 w/ Special Guest Jesper Rübner-Petersen

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, Mel Bay Mandolin Author and European Mandolin guru Jesper Rübner-Petersen gives us a unique take on some fiddle tune classics played with his Bruce Weber signed 1996 F5L Gibson mandolin.



    Jesper Rübner-Petersen was born in Aarhus, Denmark, where he grew up with bluegrass and acoustic music from his banjo-playing father. At the age of 12 Jesper began playing the guitar and very soon was playing ...
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