Mandolin Mondays #59 w/ Special Guest Matt Witler
by, Feb-13-2017 at 9:26am (2948 Views)
This Mandolin Monday, Matt Witler brings us a cross-picking extravaganza on his Gilchrist F5 with this arrangement of Bela Fleck's piece "The Whistle Tune."
Matt is a Berklee graduate and an award winning mandolinist from the Boston area. I first met him back in 2013 at Mike Marshall's Acoustic Music Seminar, and since then Matt has really taken off. In recent years he has been making some big waves in the bluegrass and Americana scenes as a part of The Lonely Heartstring Band.
Here's a few words from Matt about the video: "This is my version of the Whistle Tune by Bela Fleck. I've always loved this tune off the Flecktones album, "The Hidden Land," and I wanted to see if and how it could work on the mandolin. Parts of it are direct transcriptions of Bela, but most of it is an interpretation. It's been a fun challenge!"
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