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Mandolin Mondays #218 w/ Special Guest Hannah Johnson

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Hannah Johnson from The Johnsons' Bluegrass Band swings by Mandolin Mondays this week to play a soulful and mournful original tune on her Gibson-made Flatiron Festival F5 mandolin.



Originally from Northern Michigan, Hannah first learned about bluegrass in 2016 when she saw Mike Compton play with the Nashville Bluegrass Band. She's been studying Monroe-style ever since. You can hear Hannah play with her sister Lydia in The Johnsons' Bluegrass Band. Their most recent album is called Cloud in Kentucky--check it out here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/thejohnsonsbluegrassband2

Here's a word from Hannah about this video, "This tune I wrote is called 'Lonesome for the Blues,' inspired by some of Ronnie McCoury and Mike Compton’s (and of course, Monroe’s) playing, and, interestingly, some tones in African American music that influenced them, a tradition I think is rich and important."

Be sure to connect with Hannah at the following links below for more information about her music:

https://www.facebook.com/JohnsonsBluegrass
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/thejohnsonsbluegrassband2
https://www.amazon.com/Cloudy-Kentuc...type=ss&sr=1-1

And as always, tune in next week for more Mandolin Mondays! Until then...

Happy Picking!
David

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Comments

  1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Big Mon's music alive and well as played by Hannah. Nicely done!
  2. oliverkollar's Avatar
    GREAT stuff!!!

    Thanks for that Hannah!
  3. Gene Summers's Avatar
    Well done Hannah <3 Bill would approve I'm sure! Best Wishes!
  4. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    Concur with all the above comments! Bill would most definitely approve!
  5. Mike Romkey's Avatar
    Wow. Monroe (and Compton) would approve. Love the sound of that mandolin, too.
  6. addamr's Avatar
    Great picking Hanna. That Flatiron sound great too.

    Adam
  7. EvanElk's Avatar
    Awesome picking and original tune...love your tune Midnight Rain too
  8. Paul Statman's Avatar
    Wow, indeed! Spot on, that was. Great stuff all around; tone, melody, phrasing, timing..
  9. goose 2's Avatar
    All the right notes played just the right way! Superb! Thank you