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  1. Franc Homier Lieu's Avatar
    What a great set of tunes, and beautifully played. Also, yet another amazing sounding Krishot!
  2. Paul Statman's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons
    What they said - love it!
    Bostin!
  3. Alfons's Avatar
    What they said - love it!
  4. BrianWilliam's Avatar
    Killer tone and technique, thanks
  5. mandognome's Avatar
    Beautiful tone, expressive feel and a pretty tune! I wasn’t familiar before but will be exploring his work. Looks to me like he’s tuned to DGdad.
  6. Tim Parks's Avatar
    This is such a lovely composition. It would be so great if we could have (or buy!) a score.
  7. Alfons's Avatar
    Very nice composition, great tone and use of dynamics!
  8. Cheryl Watson's Avatar
    I love your style of playing, Kein. And Perry, you have a very good ear. That is reverb, but I am guessing that it is probably not natural reverb from the room, but perhaps subtly added to the recording. It sounds perfect.
    Updated Apr-01-2024 at 9:40pm by Cheryl Watson
  9. Jonathan Reinhardt's Avatar
    Well done, Kian.
  10. Perry's Avatar
    Nice song and great playing. Wonder of that is natural room reverb we hear?
  11. Ky Slim's Avatar
    Nice tune Kian! I really enjoyed this. Very patient with great timing and use of space. Thanks!
  12. MISTAHCOUGHDROP's Avatar
    Meditative, thoughtful, skillful composition. Beautifully performed. Thanks for this tune to start the week!
  13. Alfons's Avatar
    Dude! I enjoyed that more the second, and then the third time I listened to it. You really made that tune happen as a solo mandolin performance. I didn't remember the tune, so after listening to you once, I listened to Jim & Jesse, Bluegrass Album Band, and Mark O'Connor/Sam Bush doing it. After that, I enjoyed your solo arrangement even more. Great job! That two-point Clark is pretty nice as well. Thanks and keep it up!
  14. Paul Statman's Avatar
    Wow! Yet another Lindblom talent is unleashed! Bravo, young sir!
  15. Deblues's Avatar
    Great job Linus! Thanks!
  16. Andy B's Avatar
    Wow! Those are really creative lines beautifully played. Thanks for the very nice music to start off my week.
  17. MontanaMatt's Avatar
    Tasty! Thanks for the treat.
  18. Fretbear's Avatar
    Wonderful tone
  19. calumrmcilroy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pheffernan
    Could you talk a bit about your choice of strings and pick? You really tame any tinniness as if you’re playing flatwounds.
    Wegen TF pick, but slightly lighter than the 100. Somewhere between .70 and .80. And D'addario XT 11-40s for strings. Sometimes use a BlueChip TPR-40, but in any case, the tone's in the fingers! Or perhaps more to do with where I like to direct my pick.
  20. pheffernan's Avatar
    Could you talk a bit about your choice of strings and pick? You really tame any tinniness as if you’re playing flatwounds.
  21. Alfons's Avatar
    I like that tune! Great playing and sound, as well
  22. CHASAX's Avatar
    `Thank you, Calum!
  23. kmmando's Avatar
    Very fine indeed, Calum. Sounds wonderful, bravo!
  24. Dagger Gordon's Avatar
    Sounds great Calum!
  25. William Smith's Avatar
    Killer mandolin!
  26. darylcrisp's Avatar
    David
    first, thank you for years providing Mandolin Mondays on the Cafe(and thanks to the Cafe for hosting this every week)!

    really enjoyed this tune, my kind of mandolin music and i will be looking this up.
    love the new mandolin, really awesome tone, looks amazing. i think you and Oliver hit the mark with all the build characteristics. i consider this the David Benedict Signature Apitius.

    no doubts the line will start to form and orders for "i want one like you built for DB"

    d
  27. Alfons's Avatar
    Nice! Beautiful playing on a beautiful instrument. Congrats! That's a nice tune - I'll have to find out more about Joe LaRose. Thanks for sharing it with us David.
  28. BillWilliams's Avatar
    Lovely sound.
  29. cayuga red's Avatar
    Another great Collings in action. Outstanding music and performance
  30. Alfons's Avatar
    Fun compositions, fine playing, great sound you're getting from the MTO. Thanks for sharing!
  31. Tom Fuldner's Avatar
    Outstanding! Especially nice music from an Oval Collings. Well played. Thank you for sharing.
  32. Alfons's Avatar
    Nice tune - I dig that tremolo
  33. Hubs's Avatar
    Nice tune, nicely done! Thanks
  34. CES's Avatar
    Nicely done, sir!!

    So, a dentist from my home town in SC who played keys, guitar, and sang in garage bands in college (guessing early to mid-1980s) fell deep into BG and turned the family into a band. His wife was a classically trained bassist, so no brainer there. He sang lead and played guitar. Put the 8 year old on mando, 5 year old on banjo, and 3 year old on fiddle. Sunday night signings at church were, ahem, painful for a couple of years. Then it clicked with the younglings, and, man, they got good.

    They were at Merlefest sometime in the mid 90s and were heading back to camp around 11 pm when a group around a camp fire noticed the then 13 year old’s mandolin case. They called them over, said their mandolinist had a stomach bug and was back at the bus for the night, and asked her to sit in. The group was Alison Kraus and Union Station when Adam Steffey was with them. I don’t think her feet touched the ground for 3 months. They played til sometime after 1 am, and these world class musicians just welcomed her right in. Awesome folks to do that!!
  35. atestrings's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by grassrootphilosopher
    Very nice.

    I like the "quirky" tune. It speaks to the Monroe side of my personality.

    The Presto Case (left corner has more stickers than mine). I hear some sounds of my mandolin in that Duff F-5. I wonder if it is x-braced or tone bar braced. I would like a back to back tryout...

    I wonder if he owns a Strad-O-Lin. All of that would sound like there are more similarities between two people than what´s normal...
    Thanks for the compliment.
    I would welcome a back-to-back comparison. My Duff has tone bars. It's sugar maple back and sides with a red spruce top.
    I do not have a Strad-O-Lin, but would love to hear yours.
    My other mandos of note are a 2013 Campanella, a 1983 Flatiron A5-2, and a 1925 A jr.
  36. grassrootphilosopher's Avatar
    Very nice.

    I like the "quirky" tune. It speaks to the Monroe side of my personality.

    The Presto Case (left corner has more stickers than mine). I hear some sounds of my mandolin in that Duff F-5. I wonder if it is x-braced or tone bar braced. I would like a back to back tryout...

    I wonder if he owns a Strad-O-Lin. All of that would sound like there are more similarities between two people than what´s normal...
  37. cayuga red's Avatar
    A fantastic song and played beautifully.
  38. g-mac's Avatar
    Wow! Beautiful arrangement and very expressive playing. Well done, sir!!
  39. asIsaidtomyfriend's Avatar
    Perfect music for my coffee and oatmeal breakfast at 6am. Thank you Richard for starting my day off right!
  40. Rick Jones's Avatar
    Absolutely lovely! I'll be spending some serious time trying to transcribe this - unless there is an arrangement available?
  41. Nick Royal's Avatar
    Richard is a great player....and a friendly guy! He turned me on to some nice classical duos by
    German composer, Kurt Schwaen
  42. Cheryl Watson's Avatar
    Hey Richard, that's a superbly creative and flowing arrangement, very well played, and nice Ellis!
  43. Don Stiernberg's Avatar
    Okay now we're talkin'!
  44. Tom Fuldner's Avatar
    Brilliant work, Mr. Kriehn! Thank you for sharing your arrangement of what Sir Paul has said is one of his favorite songs. You do it more than justice.
  45. DougC's Avatar
    A very nice and 'masterful' arrangement of the tune. Richard most always shows a relaxed and complete command of the instrument. He's definitely one of the top mandolin players in the world.

    ...IMHO
  46. cayuga red's Avatar
    Good playing and what a mandolin!
  47. Alfons's Avatar
    Beautiful! Great arrangement, and nice mix of techniques throughout.
  48. James Vwaal's Avatar
    Very nice!
  49. Alfons's Avatar
    Nice arrangement! That's some serious fun.
  50. Leester's Avatar
    Well done Marcel, thanks for sharing your talents with us.
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