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Originally from Clemson, South Carolina, mandolinist David Benedict is a Nashville-based performer, composer, and instructor seeking to blend tradition and innovation through his music. At an early age, David was intrigued by the distinct sound of the mandolin. This fascination eventually led him to fall in love with the rich aural music traditions of the instrument and set him on a lifelong path in pursuit of this music.

In 2009, David began performing and recording with Celtic folk band, Emerald Road. Since then, he has played at venues and festivals across the southeast, sharing the stage with such musicians as Casey Driessen, Matt Flinner, Julian Lage, Mike Marshall, Tim OíBrien, Darrell Scott, and others. In December 2013, he graduated with a unique degree in mandolin music performance from Bryan College in Tennessee where he studied with mandolinists Flinner and Marshall. Additionally, David has been selected twice to participate in the exclusive and prestigious Savannah Music Festivalís annual Acoustic Music Seminar for talented young acoustic musicians.

Over the years, Davidís broad tastes have led him to push the conventional boundaries of the mandolin by exploring a variety of musical styles. Although his roots and influences are primarily based in the bluegrass and Celtic traditions, he is also an accomplished performer of classical and jazz mandolin. David has also been observed to have a unique and authentic artistic voice as a composer. This distinct creative style is displayed in his recent debut album of original acoustic instrumental music entitled Into the True Country. Released in spring 2014, the album features a crew of outstanding musicians and was produced by Grammy-nominated mandolinist Matt Flinner.

Moreover, Davidís creativity, ability, and passion are evident in his performances across the Southeast. Watching David perform leaves no doubt that he is doing what he loves.
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Boston, MA
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Professional Musician

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Mandolin Mondays #120 w/ Special Guest Elisa Meyer Ferreira

by dbmandolin on Apr-16-2018 at 1:20pm
This week on Mandolin Mondays we have a very special video from bandolimist Elisa Meyer Ferreira from the band Choro Das 3. Hear her play this jaw-dropping original tune!



Elisa is one of the premier bandolimist from Brazil. She plays fulltime with her family in the internationally acclaimed band Choro Das 3. Together they have a host of incredible recorded work, including their most recent release, Impressions. Check it out

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Mandolin Mondays #119 w/ Special Guest Ryan Paisley

by dbmandolin on Apr-09-2018 at 7:43am
Ryan Paisley of Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass crushes some Monroe for us this week on Mandolin Mondays. Listen to that Kentucky mandolin sing!



Ryan started playing the mandolin at the age of 4 and hasn't ever looked back. By the time he was 12 he was already playing on stage with the likes of country legend Marty Stuart. Now Ryan plays full time with his father in the IBMA award-winning band Danny Paisley and the Southern

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Mandolin Mondays #118 w/ Special Guest Forrest O'Connor

by dbmandolin on Apr-02-2018 at 8:30am
Grammy award-winning mandolinist and song writer Forrest O'Connor is our guest on Mandolin Mondays this week! Hear him play an original untitled tune on his powerful Duff A5 mandolin.



Forrest has been knee deep in bluegrass since the beginning, being born the son of the legendary fiddler Mark O'Connor. However, Forrest has gone on to make a name for himself on the mandolin with his expressive playing and creativity. He's a

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Mandolin Mondays #117 w/ Special Guest Marc MacGlashan

by dbmandolin on Mar-26-2018 at 8:30am
Marc MacGlashan stops by Mandolin Mondays this week to bring us an exciting original tune on his crushing Wade mandolin.



Marc is a Nashville native and you may know him best from his frequent mandolin demo videos at the renowned instrument shop Carter Vintage Guitars. However, Marc has been in the scene for quite a while. Back in the early 2000's, he performed and recorded full time with the IBMA award-winning band, the Gibson

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Mandolin Mondays #116 w/ Special Guest Jordan Ramsey

by dbmandolin on Mar-19-2018 at 7:48am
This week on Mandolin Mondays, Boulder, Colorado mandolinist Jordan Ramsey plays us a crushing solo arrangement of Johannes Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 5 on this beautiful 2016 Ellis F5.



Over the past 15 years, Jordan has been establishing himself as a monster player. Today, he is one of the premier modern proponents of McReynolds-style crosspicking in the country. In 2016, Jordan took first place in the National Mandolin

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