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Mandolin Mondays #405 w/ Jonah Horton & Nathaniel Gilmore

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This week on Mandolin Mondays, we're joined by Jonah Horton of The Trailblazers and percussionist Nathaniel Gilmore, playing their version of Weather Report's "Black Market." Jonah's tearing up that retrofitted Hondo HM5E electric mandolin!

From Wilkesboro, NC, Jonah Horton has been playing mandolin from a very young age. In addition to his work with the progressive bluegrass band, The Trailblazers, he's also made appearances on stage with The Kruger Brothers, Jerry Douglas, and many more.

For more information on his work and music, heck out this PBS feature Life of a Musician that Jonah appeared on recently:

Here's a word from Jonah about this video, "This is our version of ďBlack MarketĒ (Joe Zawinul) as performed by Weather Report. Iím playing a Hondo HM5E electric mandolin that I recently had completely refurbished/upgraded with new parts. Iím playing it through an Evans AE300 amplifier with no additional effects.

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

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

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  1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Jonah wanted everyone to know the full version is on his Instagram page here.
  2. Nick Royal's Avatar
    Well, different fr. the usual Mandolin Mondays! I like the drumming w. the mando.
  3. JonDoug's Avatar
    I'm hardly an expert on jazz fusion, but what a fun and energetic performance! Good to see an electric on Mandolin Mondays played with such skill. Note: if you are intrigued by this first minute and a half, you owe it to yourself to see the other six minutes on Instagram and find out where they go. Otherwise, it's like reading the first two chapters of a novel and stopping . . . .
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  5. dbmandolin's Avatar
    Hey folks! Sorry for the length glitch! Got the video fixed above. Thanks for watching and supporting Jonah and Nathaniel!
  6. blacktop's Avatar
    This heated up nicely! Really a sweet mix. I love the drumming! With a good bass player this would be a fun trio!