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Mandolin Mondays #71 w/ Special Guest Casey Campbell

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A swinging Jethro Burns tune plus a Rattlesnake mandolin plus Nashville cat Casey Campbell equals all the good notes for this week's Mandolin Monday video.



Casey Campbell has as deep roots in bluegrass as just about anyone in the business. Son of fiddler and Bluegrass Boy Jimmy Campbell, Casey literally took his first steps in Bill Monroe's dressing room at the Grand Ole Opry. Since then he's made a name for himself on the mandolin playing with the Vickie Vaughn Band and the Bryan Sutton Band, while filling in for such top-tier groups as the Del McCoury Band, the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Chris Stapleton, and many other artists in the Nashville scene.

Casey's most recent mandolin endeavor is his new record, Mandolin Duets: Volume 1. Fresh off the press, this album features Casey's tasty playing alongside a host of mandolin giants, including David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs, Jesse McReynolds, and many others. Definitely deserves a place in any mando-lover's music collection. Check it out here: https://caseycampbell.bandcamp.com/a...ets-volume-one

Here's Casey with a few words about the video: "This is a tune written by Jethro Burns in honor of Sam Bush's bushy hair. I came across it while listening through the Mike O'Connell / Jim Nikora lesson tapes featuring a treasure trove of Jethro licks and arrangements (you can find those files here: http://www.theacousticcompany.com/jethro/index.html). In preparation for the Mandolin Duets: Volume One project, I made a list of some of Sam's tunes that I wanted to record with him as duets. I tossed this tune in the middle of the list, and luckily Sam was really into the idea of trying it out. He and I sat in his living room one day with the practice tape recording and a copy of "Mel Bay presents Jethro Burns Mandolin Player" looking at the sheet music and trying to learn this tune. It was such a blast and a complete honor to record "Sam's Bush" with Sam to not only celebrate his mandolin style, but also to pay tribute to the great Jethro Burns. I hope you enjoy it!"

Connect with Casey at any of the links below for more info about his music and tour schedule:

www.caseycampbell.org
www.caseycampbell.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/CaseyCampbellMandolin
https://www.instagram.com/thecampbellgram/

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Comments

  1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Welcome, Casey. Great version of that tune. Thanks for being with us.
  2. AlanN's Avatar
    Yowsuh!!
  3. AMandolin's Avatar
    never a dull moment
  4. John Soper's Avatar
    Sweet!
  5. Don Stiernberg's Avatar
    Mighty Fine.