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Mandolin Mondays #401 w/ Special Guest Noah Fishman

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This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Maine multi-instrumentalist Noah Fishman and his Campanella Dué mandolin playing this moving original tune entitled "The Way Home" from his recent album.

Noah Fishman is a performer, composer, and educator. Rooted in Maine, Noah ventures to make bold, playful statements by bending lines between folk, chamber, and jazz. At home on a number of stringed instruments including mandolin, bass, and guitar, Noah is known for his instrumental creativity, spirited performances, and fluid improvisation.

Noah has performed across the United States, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, Slovenia, Ireland, and The Netherlands. Raised by visual artists in a renovated barn, Noah studied at Princeton, IRCAM, and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. In 2019, Noah was selected for the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead residency at The Kennedy Center. In 2020, Noah received a masters degree in composition from the University of Michigan.

In addition to his work as a soloist and bandleader, Noah loves working with other artists and ensembles. In 2022-2023, Noah could be found on tour with Frigg, Nefesh Mountain, Alisa Amador, Mike Block Trio, and Big Magic.

Here's a word from Noah about this video, "'The Way Home' was written on New Years Eve during the very last hours of 2018. I was visiting my family in Maine while living in Michigan. By the glow of the lamp by the piano, I wrote a minor and major version of this melody while watching snow softly fall outside. Half a year later, I was lucky to record this tune with three dear Swedish friends outside of Stockholm on my album, also titled 'The Way Home.'”

Be sure to connect with Noah at the links below for more info about his music:

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  1. kjwa's Avatar
    Great tune - coincidentally I had a shot at transcribing it a few days ago
  2. Alfons's Avatar
    Beautiful! Just bought a copy of the album.
    I've also been enjoying the Safe Harbor collaboration with Baron Collins-Hill.
    I detect a quote or two in there from Brillancy, no? Smart music. Thanks as always for bringing these folks into the mix.
  4. Dagger Gordon's Avatar
    A very good player. He gets a beautiful sound from his mandolin.