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  1. Mandolin Mondays #302 /// "Old Beech Leaves"

    Check out the new studio space! So excited to make so much more music and many more lesson videos from this very spot! To kick things off here's a spin on a favorite fall themed tune called "Old Beech Leaves."



    I've got a free tab/notation transcription for all the notes I played in this video right here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vJq...ew?usp=sharing

    If you'd like ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #301 w/ Special Guest Jeff Cardey

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we've got the great Jeff Cardey with us all with from Belgium to play a pair of original tunes on his 2011 Northfield Big Mon Mandolin.



    Jeff is one of the hardest working mandolinists in Europe. Originally from Manitoba, Canada, Jeff now lives full time in Brussels and plays with a number of successful bluegrass bands in Belgium and the Netherlands. He's well know for his work with the award ...

    Updated Oct-18-2021 at 6:35am by dbmandolin

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  3. Mandolin Mondays #300 /// Happy Birthday!

    Today Mandolin Mondays turns 300! Hard to believe this silly thing started 300 weeks ago! As always, I'm so thankful for the support from the Mandolin Cafe, the many amazing mandolinists who have contributed to the series and the many followers who have helped make it so special!



    If you'd like to support the series and get access to much more mandolin content and learning material, check out my patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/davidbenedictmandolin ...
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  4. Mandolin Mondays #299 w/ Special Guest Adam Miller

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we have Adam Miller of the Lonesome River Band with us to take a spin on the classic fiddle tune "Cherokee Shuffle" with his trusty Northfield mandolin.



    Adam Miller grew up in Erwin, Tennessee. Music has always been a big part of his life. He began singing in church with his family at a young age and soon became interested in playing guitar. He started taking guitar lessons at 7 years ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #298 w/ Special Guest Silas Powell

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we've got Silas Powell of Silas Powell and the Powell Family Band is with us to play this Monroe classic "Evening Prayer Blues: played on his killer Sorensen mandolin.



    18 year old Silas Powell is a 5th generation picker from the small town of Salem, WV. He is a 4 time Junior Champion of the State of Maryland, and at twelve years old he took 2nd place in the Maryland state adult division, ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #297 w/ Special Guest Josiah Nelson

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Josiah Nelson of the Tray Wellington Band for an original tune called "Gulls Goals" played on his fantastic Collings mandolin.



    Josiah started out in competition style fiddle and used that knowledge to compete in competitions all over the country. He's taken home many titles including Colorado Young Adult State Champion. His professional music career started in 2015 playing ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #296 /// "Fine Times at Our House"

    This Mandolin Mondays Finn and I are coming at you from our new house in Travelers Rest, SC--the biggest house a mandolin player's salary could buy... Only joking though--we've actually got this bonus tiny home in our back yard! Reminded me of this old time fiddle tune "Fine Times at Our House" so I thought I'd share. Enjoy!



    I've got the PDF tab/notation transcription for this arrangement available for free here ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #295 w/ Special Guest Janusz Tytman

    Janusz Tytman from Warsaw, Poland is our special guest this week on Mandolin Mondays! Check out this original tune called "HDG" played on his amazing 2019 Bułas mandolin.



    Janusz is a Polish mandolin influencer. I first met Janusz at a bluegrass jam in Warsaw back in 2019, and was immediately impressed by his playing and kind spirit. He's a Bułas mandolin artist and plays with various artists around Europe. ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #294 w/ Special Guest Matt Mundy

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Aquarium Rescue Unit alum and mandolinist with Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset Matt Mundy playing this Josh Graves tune on his tone monster 1980's Gibson Fern mandolin.



    Matt was born North Georgia where he continues to live and play in his family band and Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset. Over the years he's garnered a reputation in the mandolin community as one the most ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #293 w/ Special Guest Julien Martineau

    Julien Martineau joins us on Mandolin Mondays this week all the way from France to play this stunning performance of Raffaele Calace's Preludio 10, on his powerful bowl back "Martineau" model mandolin built by Canadian luthier Brian N. Dean.



    At the age of nineteen Julien Martineau won the Giuseppe Anedda Prize at the 1998 Varazze International Competition in Italy; and in 2002 he gained a Diploma in Musicology (DEA) ...
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