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Mandolin Mondays #229 w/ Special Guest Adrian Gross

Rating: 1 votes, 1.00 average.
This Mandolin Mondays, the incredible Canadian mandolinist Adrian Gross of The Slocan Ramblers gives us some beautiful tones on his vintage Gibson mandola with an impressive performance of this Jimmie Rodgers classic.



The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have become a leading light of today’s acoustic music scene. With a reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan, The Slocans have been winning over audiences from Merlefest to RockyGrass and everywhere in between.

Their most recent album, Queen City Jubilee, just won the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Album of the Year. It's an amazing record that walks the line between bluegrass and oldtime traditions while looking forward to bring new sounds and ideas to the genres. Check it out here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4DGPO6RgCKvQbZyMUOycLY

Here's a word from Adrian about this video, "Jimmie Rodgers singing 'Miss the Mississippi and You' has been one of my favorites since I first heard it--there’s so much going on and it’s all so beautifully layered. I love how the piano and string backgrounds create so much movement, and how deceptively complex the melody is as it weaves around the chords. For my rendition, I tried to grab as much from the original as I could, and it sits perfectly on my old Gibson mandola."

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

http://slocanramblers.com/
http://twitter.com/slocanramblers
https://www.instagram.com/slocanramblers/
https://www.facebook.com/slocanramblers/

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
    Welcome, Adrian. Beautifully. played.
  2. Mike Romkey's Avatar
    Very nice! Thank you.
  3. UsuallyPickin's Avatar
    Lovely , thank you. But you are causing me to itch for a mandola...…..
  4. Alfons's Avatar
    Excellent. You certainly conveyed the movement. This was so nice I had to go listen to the Jimmie Rodgers version, after which I came back and appreciated this one all the more! You really brought out the best in that venerable Gibson too.
  5. Bill McCall's Avatar
    Very nice. They are an awesome band, and good fun to watch too. Sorry to not see them this year as planned.
  6. William Smith's Avatar
    Very NICE indeed, love that mandola tonal experience! Way KOOL buddy!
  7. Mando Mafia's Avatar
    Adrian is a truly exceptional mandolinist...I love hearing what he does. Check out his solos on the Slocan’s arrangement of ‘Grounghog’ here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4yWMy2rlkE , particularly the second one which starts at 2:11....highly original!

    Pete