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  1. Mandolin Mondays #338 w/ Special Guest Milom Williams II

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by lefty South Carolina mandolinist Milom Williams II of the band Backline. Check out his rendition of the Wayne Benson tune "Wintergrass" played on his Gray Fern F-5 mandolin.



    After starting guitar lessons at 8, Milom picked up the mandolin around 12. When he was 17 he started taking lessons from Wayne Benson, and joined his first full-time band at 18. Kevin Richardson ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #337 w/ Special Guest Justin Harrison

    This week on Mandolin Monday Justin Harrison of the band Nu-Blu joins us to play a rendition of Jesse McReynolds "Okeechobee Wind" played on this 1957 Gibson F5 mandolin that was previously owned by Jesse.



    Justin Harrison is primarily a mandolin picker from, and still residing in, Williamston, North Carolina. He began playing at the age of 8. Around the age of 16 he started to play in various local bands with his ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #336 /// "Last Chance"

    Having fun with some double stops in the key of F Major on this catchy tune "Last Chance" from the playing of Hobart Smith. Grab the free transcription below!



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

    Be on the look out for a follow up lesson video on the YouTube ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #335 w/ Special Guest Cody Shuler

    This week on Mandolin Mondays Cody Shuler of Pine Mountain Railroad joins us to sing this Monroe classic "I'm Working on a Building" played with his beautiful 2021 Gilchrist Model 5.



    Cody Shuler is a Grammy and DOVE nominated singer, songwriter and case maker. From Bryson City, NC, Cody began his career in music at the age of 15 playing mandolin for legendary banjo player Raymond Fairchild. There he got to meet ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #334 w/ Special Guest Baron Collins-Hill

    Returning to Mandolin Mondays this week we have Mandolin YouTuber and educator extraordinaire Baron Collins-Hill of MandoLessons here with us to play this original tune "Cosimo's Flight" on his 10 string A. Lawrence Smart Mandocello.



    If you've played mandolin for any stretch of time, then chances are you've seen Baron's wealth of free online mandolin educational resources through his successful YouTube channel ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #333 w/ Special Guest Alan Bibey

    Back on Mandolin Mondays this week, the incredible Alan Bibey is with us to play a fiery solo version of the classic swing and gypsy jazz number "Limehouse Blues," with his custom A40 replica mandolin.



    Alan is a mandolinist who needs no introduction! He's made a huge mark on the mandolin and bluegrass world through his work with numerous award-winning projects, including The New Quicksilver, IIIrd Tyme Out, BlueRidge ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #332 w/ Special Guest Magnus Zetterlund

    Back on Mandolin Mondays this week, we have Swedish mandolinist Magnus Zetterlund with us playing a beautiful Swedish fiddle tune called "Halls Lilla Vals" written by Jon Erik Hall (1877-1948) from Bergsjö in Hälsingland.
    Magnus is playing a sweet a electro-acoustic Phoenix Jazz mandolin.



    Magnus Zetterlund (b.1980) is an award-winning mandolin player and instructor from Sweden. He is a prominent musician ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #331 w/ Special Guest Tom Wright

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we have 10 string mandolin player Tom Wright with us, carving up a fun medley of "Big Yellow Taxi" and "La Bamba" on his Thomas Buchanan mandolin.



    Tom grew up in Washington, D.C. listening to classical music and studying violin. The creative explosion of the sixties caught his ear and he learned guitar and the songs of the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Frank Zappa, and ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #330 /// "Durang's Hornpipe"

    Been looking at this fun fiddle tune over on my YouTube channel recently, and I thought it would be fun to work up a solo arrangement for Mandolin Mondays here.



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

    Also, check out this free lesson video for the ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #329 w/ Special Guest Rainer Zellner

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by German mandolinist and bluegrass promoter Rainer Zellner, playing a beautiful solo version of "Flowers of Edinburgh' with his Northfield Big Mon mandolin.



    Rainer started playing music in the early 70s on guitar when folk music caught his attention. It did not take long until he switched to mandolin for Bluegrass music. In the mid 80s Rainer wrote and published "Das Mandolinenbuch,“ ...
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