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  1. Mandolin Monday #197 w/ Special Guest Abigail Hartley

    Arkansas mandolin wiz Abigail Hartley joins us on Mandolin Mondays this week for a spin on "Goodbye Liza Jane" on her 2012 Northfield F5M.



    Abigail is from Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where she grew up playing mandolin with her family band, The Hartley Family. She's also talented multi-instrumentalist, with deadly chops on guitar, vocals and more. Recently she's been playing bass with the Texas sister ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #196 w/ Special Guest Paul Van Vlodrop

    Amsterdam's resident bluegrass master Paul Van Vlodrop stops by Mandolin Mondays this week to play this Bill Monroe classic on his UK made Vanden mandolin.



    Paul has been a fixture in the Netherlands bluegrass scene since the early 70's. He made a career playing with NL award-winning band 4 Wheel Drive for nearly 20 years. Since then, Paul has shared the stage with artists such as Byron Berline, Vince Gill, Bill Keith, and ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #195 w/ Special Guest Penny Lea Clark

    This week on Mandolin Mondays Penny Lea Clark from The Purple Hulls brings us a fiery hymn medley played on her Northfield mandolin.



    Penny Lea has done it all in the country scene. Since moving to Music City, touring through 48 States in 6 months, making her debut at the Grand Ole Opry, and landing a prestigious publishing deal, she decided to move back to her roots in Kilgore, TX. Now she still performs and records prolifically ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #194 w/ Special Guest Jack Dwyer

    Mandolin Jack of all trades, Jack Dwyer joins us for Mandolin Mondays this week with a G major version of "The Hangman's Reel" played on his Pomeroy mandolin.



    Jack is a fixture in the Northwest mandolin community. Over the years, he's been known as a solo performer and multi instrumentalist with such groups as Mando Planet, The Scott Law Bluegrass Dimension, and The Another Brothers. He's also a busy instructor ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #193 w/ Special Guest Rich DelGrosso

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, Rich DelGrosso, who is widely regarded as the leading exponent of mandolin blues, joins us for an original 12-bar played on his National resonator Mandolin.



    Based in Houston, TX, Rich is an accomplished mandolin blues teacher and performer. Over the past 30 years, he's been nominated for eight Blues Music Awards, and received a special "Keeping the Blues Alive Award" ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #192 w/ Special Guest Andy Thacker

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, Love Canon mandolinist Andy Thacker plays the heck out of this original tune on his 2003 John Hamlett mandolin.



    Andy is a Charlottesville, VA, native and has made waves in mandolin world playing with bluegrass pop covers band Love Canon. The band has been rocking out for the past 10 years, and they just released a new full-length album entitled Cover Story. The record features classics, crossing ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #191 w/ Special Guest Carlo Aonzo

    Italy's mandolin ambassador Carlo Aonzo is with us this week for a very special Mandolin Mondays. Hear Carlo cut straight to the heart with his 1994 Gabriele Pandini bowl-back mandolin playing this beautiful Raffaele Calace classical piece.



    Carlo is a native of Savona, Italy, but his efforts with the mandolin are know worldwide. His resume includes such items as playing at Carnegie Hall, performing privately in the Vatican ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #190 w/ Special Guest Mark Stoffel

    Mark Stoffel, mandolinist with Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, is here on Mandolin Mondays this week with an original tune played on his trusty Gilchrist mandolin.



    Originally from Munich, Germany, Mark recently became a US citizen and now lives in Southern Illinois. In addition to his work with the Night Drivers, Mark has also recorded and released his own solo CD with some creative original mandolin tunes and cover ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #189 w/ Special Guest Guthrie Trapp

    Turns out Nashville guitar phenom Guthrie Trapp can also shred on the mandolin. Hear him take this 2005 Sim Daley F5 mando for cruise on this improvised piece.



    When describing Guthrie's playing, no one says it better that the legendary John Oates, "He is without a doubt one of the greatest soloist I’ve ever heard, fluid, technical, inventive and soulful. Guthrie is the kind of guitarist that makes other players go home ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #188 w/ Special Guest Pepita Emmerichs

    The amazing Pepita Emmerichs from Australia's acclaimed indie pop/alt folk band Oh Pep! joins us on Mandolin Mondays with this catching original tune played on Pepi's Kentucky KM 1000 mandolin--filmed at the stunning Eibsee Lake in Germany!



    Since releasing their first album Stadium Cake, Oh Pep! has won the hearts of NPR, the New York Times, Paste Magazine and so much more. They've played at some of the biggest music festivals ...
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