• Not Your Usual Mandolin and Tuba Duo

    Not Your Usual Mandolin and Tuba Duo

    Virtuoso mandolin meets spectacular tuba on the just released and aptly named Not Your Usual Mandolin and Tuba Duo.

    Original tunes, American folk, traditional Irish and more take the listener on an unexpected journey. Ports of call include powerful jams, jazz ballads, tender folk melodies and classical themes.

    The Musicians

    Bill Walach is a well known mandolinist and instructor for the past 30 years who has taught at many prestigious camps such as Mandolin Camp North.

    Gary Buttery is Adjunct Associate Professor of Music Director of Bands and Jazz Ensembles, and Tuba and Euphonium Instructor at Connecticut College since 1983.

    The Musicians

    • Bill Walach - mandolin
    • Gary Buttery - tuba

    Track Listing

    • Single Footing Horse
    • Tribute to Lowell
    • Star of Nazareth
    • Stool of Repentance / Hang Fire
    • Da Slockit Light
    • Dickson County Blues #2
    • Jerusalem Ridge
    • Take Me Back to Georgia
    • Valse Venezelano #2
    • Bees Wings
    • Old #8
    • Lillie
    • Separation of Soul and Body
    • Off to California / Sailor's Hornpipe
    • Swingin' On a Gate
    • Green Willis

    Additional Information

    Comments 6 Comments
    1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
      Mandolin Cafe -
      The preview cuts on amazon are a must.

      We like to tell people that are uptight about performing that they call it "playing music" because you're supposed to have fun doing it. These two are clearly having fun. What a great little project.

    1. Nathan Kellstadt's Avatar
      Nathan Kellstadt -
      If you're on Spotify, you can find this album there. Looking forward to checking it out after work.

      There's not enough tuba in the world, seriously.
    1. BrianWilliam's Avatar
      BrianWilliam -
      Unusual, yet familiar. Nice work tube duo!
    1. Paul Statman's Avatar
      Paul Statman -
      Really some good material here. Played well, and as others have noted - having a lot of fun doing it. Congratulations on a great concept. Well done!
    1. Dagger Gordon's Avatar
      Dagger Gordon -
      They're not the only ones, actually. The French mandolinist Patrick Vaillant (Melonious Quartet) has long has a line-up with his pal Daniel Malavergne on tuba.
    1. Bob Buckingham's Avatar
      Bob Buckingham -
      Good stuff. Enjoyed it. Better yet, bought it.