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Mandolin Mondays #279 w/ Special Guest Tim May

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This week on Mandolin Mondays we've got the amazing Tim May with us playing this original tune that he co-penned with Dave Harvey called "The Lost Chord." Tim sure makes that Ellis F5 mandolin sing!




Flatpicker Tim May, has been working in the Nashville area for over 20 years as a sideman, session player, band member and performer. Higher profile projects have included touring with Patty loveless and John Cowan, and working as a regular on the Grand Ole Opry with Mike Snider. Tim was the solo guitarist on Charlie Daniels’ recording of I’ll Fly Away, which was nominated for the Best country Instrumental Performance Grammy in 2005, the same year he was session leader on the critically acclaimed Moody Bluegrass album (he later played on Moody Bluegrass II as well).

The Nashville Scene selected Tim the Best Instrumentalist category in their 2012 Reader’s Choice Poll. Tim is co-author of the eight volume course ‘Flatpicking Essentials’, The Guitar Player’s Practical Guide to Scales and Arpeggios, The Flatpicker’s Guide to Old Time Music, and The Flatpicker’s Guide to Irish Music. He has taught regularly at Camp Bluegrass, Kaufman Kamp, Colorado Roots Music Camp, Nashcamp, and the Swannanoa Gathering.

Tim is also a private instructor and is offering Skype lessons through his website here: http://www.timmaymusic.net/skypelessons.html

And be sure to connect with Tim at the following links below for more information about his music:

http://www.timmaymusic.net/
https://www.facebook.com/timmayofficial/
https://desertnight.com/
https://www.facebook.com/timmaystevesmith

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
    Nice! Great to see Tim May on this series.
  2. Joe Dodson's Avatar
    Great stuff. Love the tone you get out of that Ellis.
  3. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    Super tune. Love the places it goes! Great playing! Thanks for sharing!!
  4. ccravens's Avatar
    Great tune!

    Love it!
  5. John Soper's Avatar
    Lovely tune, great tone and dynamics!
  6. Paul Statman's Avatar
    Love it, Tim. That's a great song, and you sing it so well. Thank you, Tim Scott, and David!