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  1. Mandolin Mondays #164 w/ Special Guest Troy Boone

    Sideline mandolinist Troy Boone joins us on Mandolin Mondays for a tasty version of "Old Dangerfield" played on his beautiful Prucha mandolin.



    Erwin, TN, native and ETSU trained Troy Boone is a force to be reckoned with. In 2015 Troy recorded his premier record entitled First Impressions featuring some hot picking and fresh compositions. Check it out here: https://troyboone.bandcamp.com/releases

    After ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #163 w/ Special Guest Ray Legere

    New Brunswick mandolin extraordinaire Ray Legere is on Mandolin Mondays this week with an exciting original tune played on his 1986 Nugget A style mandolin.



    Ray is one of Canada's hidden treasures of the acoustic music scene. Over the years, he has played with many of the great North American bluegrass players, including legends like Tony Rice, David Grisman, and Doc Watson. He even filled in for Bill ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #162 w/ Special Guest Jesse Brock

    2-time IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year Jesse Brock stops by Mandolin Mondays to take a spin on this classic Monroe tune with his beautiful Jonathan A McClanahan Trinity F5 mandolin.



    Jesse has made a name for himself in bluegrass as an A-list player. Over the years, he's kept company with the likes of Michael Cleveland, Lynn Morris, Dale Ann Bradley, Audie Blaylock, and more. He's been nominated for and ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #161 w/ Special Guest Martino Coppo

    Italian mandolin maestro Martino Coppo of the band Red Wine, brings us a lovely original tune cowritten with the one-and-only Mike Marshall played on Martino's powerful 2016 Corrado Giacomel J5 model.



    Martino is one of the front runners of acoustic music in Europe. Over the years, he's made numerous collaborations with Italian and American artists such as Tony Trischka, Peter Rowan, Beppe Gambetta, Carlo Aonzo, Jim Hurst, ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #160 w/ Special Guest Chris Henry

    This week on Mandolin Mondays the infamous Chris Henry brings us a South American melody played in 432 tuning on his Randy Wood F5 mandolin.



    No one takes the rooted tradition of Bill Monroe to new frontiers quite like Chris Henry. Over the years, Chris has played with just about everyone in the bluegrass scene, including Audie Blaylock, Shawn Camp, Peter Rowan, and many more. He now tours worldwide, fronting his own bluegrass ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #159 - D'Addario String Comparison

    Mandolin Mondays #159: This week on Mandolin Mondays we have a very special video sponsored by D'Addario Strings. Listen to an in depth comparison of 3 different D'Addario mandolin string styles played back to back to back on my Apitius Vanguard F5 mandolin.



    For this video, I used medium gauge sets (.011, .015, .026, .040) of Phosphor Bronze, Nickel Bronze, and Monel strings. Check out the links below for more details. ...

    Updated Jan-14-2019 at 10:22am by Mandolin Cafe

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  7. Mandolin Mondays #158 w/ Special Guest Massimo Gatti

    Italian mandolin innovator and founder of the oldest bluegrass band in Italy, Bluegrass Stuff, Massimo Gatti joins us on Mandolin Mondays to play an beautiful original tune on his custom Giacomel J5 mandolin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPLgSD22CKM

    Massimo has had his hand in the Italian acoustic music scene for over 40 years. Since the start of his band Bluegrass Stuff in 1977, he's gone on to pioneer many other musical ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #157 w/ Special Guest Olga Egorova

    Moscow mandolin sensation Olga Egorova plays this Dutch made octave mandolin like no other! This week on Mandolin Mondays she brings us a set of Russian and Ukrainian tunes that will put you at the edge of your seat.



    Olga is a professional Russian mandolinist who can be seen collaborating with many artists around the country. She performs regularly with guitarist Roman Palmov in the exciting acoustic ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #156 w/ Special Guest CJ Lewandowski

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, CJ Lewandowski of The Po Ramblin Boys plays us an original tune on his trusty McClanahan F5 mandolin "Orch."



    Just in the past few years, CJ and The Po Ramblin Boys have made big waves in the traditional bluegrass scene. After two full length studio albums, they've signed with Rounder Records and won the 2018 IBMA Emerging Artist Award.

    CJ also has recently released a ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #155 w/ Special Guest Roberto Cubero

    Spanish mandolin guru Roberto Cubero effortlessly combines the ancient music of Spain with the tradition of Bill Monroe with this beautifully rhythmic traditional piece played on his Gibson F5-G.



    Originally from Guadalajara, Roberto now lives in Barcelona where he plays music with his brother in the mandolin guitar duo Los Hermanos Cubero. They've receive accolades including the Premio Europeo de Nueva Creación de Folklore ...
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