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  1. Mandolin Mondays #290 /// "Rocky Mountain Goat"

    Tuning in this week from the Rocky Mountains of CO! Mile Twelve just finished up teaching and playing at Rocky Grass, so I thought I'd share this awesome tune I learned from Fiddlin' Doc Roberts that really fits the setting.



    Here's a transcription of the melody if anyone wants a copy! https://drive.google.com/file/d/18bh...ew?usp=sharing

    Mile Twelve is finally back on the road again! ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays Featuring Special guest Oliver Bates Craven

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, we're joined by the great Oliver Bates Craven for a spin on this original tune "The Back Cottage," played on his amazing sounding Kimble mandolin.




    Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Oliver Bates Craven is a Nashville based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. The oldest son of a folk-singing preacher, his diverse musical upbringing included a family band, a ...

    Updated Jul-19-2021 at 10:01am by dbmandolin

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  3. Mandolin Mondays #288 w/ Special Guest Kylie Kay Anderson

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, we've got special guest Kylie Kay Anderson here all the way from Cork, Ireland to play this wonderful rendition of the classic fiddle tune "East TN Blues" played on her workhorse Eastman MD515 mandolin.



    Kylie was born and raised in the Western United States. She got hooked on the mandolin from a young ange and soon went on to earn several awards, including 2012 Utah State Mandolin and ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #286 w/ Special Guest Jeff Midkiff

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we've got the amazing Jeff Midkiff with us, playing an impressive rendition of "Blackberry Blossom" on his 2004 Gilchrist mandolin.



    The mandolin is how Jeff got to the stage of Carnegie Hall. The Kennedy Center too. And not just as a picker, but as a composer. Mandolin concertos -- one a double concerto for mandolin and violin -- and chamber music have come from his fertile musical ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #284 w/ Special Guest Joon Laukamp

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, Joon Laukamp from Cologne, Germany joins us for a relatable original composition called "Help Me, I'm Trapped in a Zoom Meeting" played on his Gibson F9 mandolin.



    Joon is mandolin performer instructor in Cologne, who's been a fixture of the German bluegrass scene for quite some time now. You can hear his mandolin work with European bluegrass bands such as Covered Grass, Bluegrass Bude, ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #283 w/ Special Guest Aishwarya Pagare

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by the amazing Aishwarya Pagare all the way from India. Hear her play this beautiful Indian Classical music on Aishwarya's family heirloom mandolin of unknown origin.



    Aishwarya is the disciple of legendary Cine artist Shri. Kishore Desai. He is the senior-most Mandolin player of the Indian Music industry. She's had the opportunity of accompanying him on-stage all-over India. You ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #282 w/ Special Guest Garrett Wren

    This week on Mandolin Mondays the amazing Garrett Wren drops by to take a few impressive spins on these traditional Irish jigs. Check out that amazing triplet technique played on Garrett's crisp 2015 Clark F5 Mandolin.



    Garrett is a mandolin performer and instructor from Lewisburg, WV, and has played around the festival circuit with the Virginia-based bluegrass band Circa Blue. Yet his skills go beyond bluegrass as depicted ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #281 w/ The Foreign Landers

    Something a little different for Mandolin Mondays this week! Tabitha and I wrote this instrumental mando/banjo tune for our pandemic puppy Finn (special guest appearance at the end!). We recorded it on our brand new Foreign Landers EP Put All Your Troubles Away, and filmed it here live to share with you all!



    We're so happy to have this EP out in the world now--huge thanks to all the folks who've already listened and ordered ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #280 w/ Special Guest C.E. Jones

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, classical mandolinist and composer C.E. Jones joins us for a beautiful performance of the "Allemande" from Cello Suite No. 1 by J.S. Bach played on this Gibson F9.



    With a Bachelors degree in Cello Performance and a Masters and Doctorate in Music Composition from West Virginia University, Jones became deeply indoctrinated in the Appalachian traditional folk music. For the past half-decade ...

    Updated May-17-2021 at 8:11am by dbmandolin

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  10. Mandolin Mondays #279 w/ Special Guest Tim May

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we've got the amazing Tim May with us playing this original tune that he co-penned with Dave Harvey called "The Lost Chord." Tim sure makes that Ellis F5 mandolin sing!




    Flatpicker Tim May, has been working in the Nashville area for over 20 years as a sideman, session player, band member and performer. Higher profile projects have included touring with Patty loveless and John ...
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