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  1. Mandolin Mondays #431 w/ Special Guest Villads Hoffmann

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, we're joined by Villads Hoffmann of the Danish band Stundom with this incredible 10-string Model A Cittern built by Mats Nordwall. Here Villads is playing a gorgeous original composition from his recent record called "i lige måde", which translates in English to "likewise" or "you too."



    Danish musician and composer who specializes in Nordic folk music on various string instruments, ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #430 w/ Special Guest Kian Dye

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Washington mandolinist Kian Dye and his 2020 Northfield Big Mon mandolin playing an original composition entitled "Fairhaven."



    Having first picked up the fiddle at age 6 and the guitar and mandolin only a few years later, Kian grew up attending various bluegrass festivals and fiddle camps all over the West Coast. After playing in numerous bands in his teens and early 20s in Portland, Oregon, ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #429 w/ Special Guest Linus Lindblom

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by multi-instrumentalist Linus Lindblom of the band The Brothers 5 down in Savannah, GA. Believe it or not, but he's only been playing mandolin for 2 and a half years! And he really makes this Doug Clark two point mandolin sing on the classic Jesse McReynolds tune "Dixie Hoedown."



    Linus is 17 years old, and lives down in Savannah, GA. In addition to his burgeoning talent on the mandolin, ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #428 w/ Special Guest Calum McIlroy

    Returning to Mandolin Mondays this week we're joined by Scottish mandolinist Calum McIlroy playing an original tune called "Big Pick Energy" on his 2018 Taran Springwell mandolin, built by Rory Dowling in Fife.



    Recipient of the 2024 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award, Calum McIlroy is a guitarist, mandolin player, and singer from Aberdeenshire. After graduation from the BMus Traditional Music course at the Royal ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #427 /// New Mandolin!!!

    I got a brand new mandolin, and just had to hop on here for Mandolin Mondays this week to share it! Here's a spin on the beautiful Joe LaRose tune "Winder Slide" with this amazing new Apitius Custom Classic LS--full run down at the link below:



    You can check out the full run down of this amazing new mandolin in this video here: https://youtu.be/TaPgDcXO3io

    I've also got the tab/notation transcription for what I played ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #426 w/ Special Guest Janos Koolen

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Dutch mandolinist Janos Koolen playing a beautiful medley of original tunes on his Collings MTO mandolin.



    Janos Koolen (1981) is a Dutch multi-instrumentalist with a particular love for the mandolin. Among other groups he currently plays with Bertolf & Bluefinger. Besides bluegrass Janos likes to explore all different kinds of genres and use the mandolin together with instruments like the ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #425 w/ Special guest Scott Risner

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, we're joined by Northern-Kentucky mandolinist of the band Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle, Scott Risner, playing an original tune called "Lullaby for Sam" on his 2007 Duff mandolin.



    If you're new to Scott's music, here's his incredible story in his own words, "The first real and steady gigs were with a bluegrass band named Spur of the Moment. We played the Ground Round restaurants almost ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #424 w/ Special Guest Richard Kriehn

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by the impressive Minnesota Mandolinist and multi-instrumentalist Richard Kriehn and his Ellis A5 to play a chord melody arrangement of the Lennon and McCartney classic "Here, There, & Everywhere."



    Minnesota-based multi-instrumentalist Richard Kriehn played with the “Guys All-Star Shoe Band” and the “House Band” on A Prairie Home Companion from June of 2010 until the host, Garrison ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #423 w/ Special Guest Mickey Abraham

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, we're joined by Lessons with Marcel multi-instrumentalist instructor and performer Mickey Abraham, playing a chord melody arrangement of the Pat Ballard classic "Mr. Sandman" on his Gibson A9 mandolin.



    Mickey is a phenomenal guitarist and mandolinist in Florida. He’s written articles and arrangements for Bluegrass Unlimited and Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. He’s a Suncoast Emmy Award winner and regularly ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #422 w/ Special Guest Jesse Appelman

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by California mandolinist Jesse Appelman and his 2007 Nugget A5 for a moving rendition of the Hank Williams classic "Cold, Cold Heart."



    Oakland, CA-based mandolinist Jesse Appelman began learning bluegrass mandolin at age 12. He is an in-demand sideman in the Northern California bluegrass scene, and co-founded the Lonely Bird Band with guitarist Scott Nygaard and violinist Alisa Rose. ...
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