Arden, N.C. — Two masters bring their next installment of the music that helped make them legends. Doyle Lawson and Paul Williams present Chapter 3. It's the style they first learned together as members of Jimmy Martin's influential band years ago before labels were differentiating Country,
Alan Epstein, a contributing writer to the now defunct Mandolin Magazine and founder of the the modern-day Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra has announced the release of an album of mandolin favorites entitled Sunset On Meriden Hill, with support from guitarist Jim Prendergast.
Nashville, Tenn. — Bringing together 11 legends of bluegrass mandolin for live duet recordings with one of bluegrass music's rising stars, Mandolin Duets: Volume One marks a milestone in the preservation and appreciation of the instrument's key innovators.
Conceived and produced by mandolinist Casey Campbell, whose bluegrass
Tim May and Steve Smith have announced they are preparing to tour in support of their new guitar and mandolin duet entitled Murder of Crows, a collection of seven originals and two covers including the Osborne Brothers' "Listening to the Rain," and the jazz standard "Someday My Prince Will Come," in duo and trio settings with bassist Anne Luna and Erik Unsworth, and guest vocalist Chris Sanders.
These selections range from intimate and personal to hard core bluegrass and reflect the unique voice these two musicians have developed in performance
Nashville, Tenn. — It's been 43 years in the making, but finally, a complete recording of The New Kentucky Colonels' Live In Sweden 1973 is available. Captured in two successive nights at the Mosebacke Club in Stockholm, the 26-song CD showcases brothers Roland, Clarence and
Evan J. Marshall has announced the release of a new original composition single, Beethoven County, featuring a small mandolin ensemble sound from "Estudiantina de San Gabriel," Marshall playing all the parts, one at a time, in
Brittany Haas, Owen Marshall, Joe K. Walsh have announced the release of their self-titled EP Haas, Marshall, Walsh, six spectacular, acoustic tracks that reflect a melding of American old-time with Irish traditional music.
"Brittany and Owen are known as masters of old-time
Rockville Md. — Bluegrass mandolin stalwart Travers Chandler has released his latest solo recording, Archaic, on Patuxent Music.
Chandler, solidly rooted in traditional bluegrass has led a complicated life that is reflected in his choice of songs and the emotional delivery of music he was literally born to play as evidenced in part of his biography from Patuxent Music:
Toronto, Canada — The Andrew Collins Trio has announced the release of their new recording And It Was Good.
The Trio is comprised of Andrew Collins on mandolin family instruments, guitarist Mike Mezzatesta and bassist James McEleney. The instrumentation (mandolin, mandocello, fiddle, guitar, bass, mandola) is augmented by a string quartet to add necessary shading and color to each track.
Portland, Or. — Instrumentalists extraordinaire Tim Connell and Eric Skye have announced the release of June Apple, a collection of traditional fiddles on mandolin and guitar on Half-Diminished Records.
About the project, Eric had this to share with the Mandolin
Italy — The Accademia Mandolinistica Pugliese has announced the release of Charles Avison. Concerti Grossi After Scarlatti. A distinguished English composer during the mid-1700s, the Concerti Grossi After Scarlatti was Avison's most enduring work.
Concerto grosso No. 1 in A major
1. I Adagio
2. II Allegro
3. III Amoroso
4. IV Allegro
Concerto grosso No. 2 in G major
5. I Largo
Classical mandolinist Julien Martineau has announced a May 13 release of his newest project entitled Paradis Latin.
The project is the result of a mix of early Hollywood movie influence that finds itself expressed in the wide variety of selections ranging from Italian to South American and more that Martineau describe as "...blurring the boundaries between scholarly and popular music."