Austin, Texas native, Billy Bright from Wood & Wire brings us an awesome waltz played on his fine Ellis F5 mandolin.
Since 2014, Billy has been playing with the Austin-based bluegrass band Wood & Wire. Their 2018 release North of Despair packs a real bluegrass punch, featuring loads of great picking and singing. Check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/North-Despair.../dp/B079P7WDYM
New England-based mandolinist and guitarist David Surette brings the heat on this traditional Celtic jig played on his custom pumpkin top A model Girouard mandolin.
David is an incredibly versatile and tasteful performer, composer, and instructor. For many years, he's been at the forefront of Irish music on the mandolin. His 2008 release, The Green Mandolin, remains a watershed record for Irish mandolinists. Listen to it
From the Boston-based band Twisted Pine, distinguished mandolinist Dan Bui gives us a taste of Julian Lage on the mandolin with his beautiful Ellis instrument.
Originally from Houston, TX, Dan has now made Cambridge, MA, his home base since graduating from the Berklee College of Music. Over the years he's studied with such acoustic giants as John McGann, Darol Anger, Joe Walsh, and Jason Anick.
This week, Simon Dunson stops by Mandolin Mondays to play a slammin' version of a classic jazz standard on his cedar top Girouard mandolin (serial #4).
Although Simon is local to Chapel Hill, NC he spent two years as Interlochen Arts Academy's first mandolin major and is currently studying at NEC as their first jazz performance major on mandolin. Also, Simon keeps an active youtube channel himself--you can check out his channel
North Carolina-based mandolinist Liam Purcell joins us for Mandolin Mondays with an original tune played on his Sprite Two-Point Sorenson mandolin
Fifteen-year-old Liam Purcell is a multi-instrumentalist from Deep Gap, North Carolina, who you will most often see on stage with his fellow bandmates in their band, Cane Mill Road. Liam plays mandolin and fiddle, sings, and writes many of the songs for the group. He is also a certified