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  1. Klezmer - the best has yet to come

    I've been ruminating on this idea for some time, and folks that have read my posts on Mandolin Cafe know some of my promises to start a 'resource' for klezmer mandolin here.

    The general notion is that I want a place to share really good acoustic music in klezmer. There is very little klezmer out there on the internet played on mandolins and I want to change it here.

    So, what is klezmer music, or what is the 'pure drop' as they say in Irish music. And how does mandolin ...
    Tags: klezmer
  2. My own blog? Who would read this stuff?

    Hmmm, let's see now, I guess I should start with a biography. My personal musical history. I just watched Mike Marshall's 'live interview' from Germany (October 2014). And I recalled what I was doing when he described his musical background. It is far more interesting... but I'm a little older than him.

    Anyway, in high school I began in earnest playing guitar, a hand made classical guitar from a luthier neighbor. I then bought a Gibson J40 adjustable bridge steel string from a folk ...