Young California mando-monster Teo Quale sends us an incredible video from Carter Vintage. That's some serious shredding done on this 2002 Gilchrist mando!
Teo Quale is 12 years old and from California. He has played mandolin for 4 years and fiddle for 9 years. His bands are Crying Uncle and Jubilee. Teo is the 2018 CA State Open Picking Champion, 2018 Weiser National Fiddle Jr Jr Champion and placed Top 5 in the 2018 Grand
Today I'm releasing another single from my upcoming record The Golden Angle, and wanted to share this solo version of the tune for you!
This is an original tune I named after an amazing coffee shop in Bath, UK--if you're ever in the area, definitely check it out! The album version of this piece features the playing of David Grier, Mike Barnett, and Missy Raines. You can listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW3PcMK71Tk
Mandolinist Akira Otsuka from the renowned Japanese bluegrass band Bluegrass 45 joins us this week for an original tune played on the infamous John Duffey Gibson F12 mandolin.
In addition to his work with Bluegrass 45, Akira has curated and recorded a brand new tribute album to the past legend John Duffey of the Country Gentlemen and the Seldom Scene. This project features new recordings of John's music featuring an all-star
Mountain Heart mandolinist Aaron Ramsey is our guest this week on Mandolin Mondays. "Redwing" never sounded so good as played by Aaron on his trusty Northfield mandolin.
Based in North Carolina, Aaron has been a part of many bluegrass all-star projects over the years. One of my personal favorites is the all instrumental album Section House. https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/SectionHouse
This week we have another great international picker! French mandolinist Daniel Portalès joins us on Mandolin Mondays for an original tune played on his 2003 MF5 Collings mandolin.
Daniel has a brand new album out with Bernard Minari under the name Mando Duo. The album features a collection of compelling music ranging from Ragtime to Brazilian Choro, to Irish, to bluegrass. Check it out here: https://duomando.wixsite.com/mandoduo/music-video