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August 21, 1992 (25)
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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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Food, Coffee, People, Culture, and Good Music
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Professional Musician

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Mandolin Mondays #112 w/ Special Guest Lauren Price

by dbmandolin on Feb-19-2018 at 8:45am
This week Lauren Price of The Price Sisters joins us for some impressive Monroe stylings on her Buckeye mandolin.



Lauren has been a traditional bluegrass thespian from the age of 9. Since then she's traveled far from her home in Sardis, Ohio to bring her music to festivals all over the states--even to China! In 2017, she graduated from Morehead State University in Kentucky, where she earned a BA in traditional music with

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Mandolin Mondays #111 w/ Special Guest Kym Warner

by dbmandolin on Feb-12-2018 at 3:24pm
This week on Mandolin Mondays, Kym Warner mandolinist of The Green Cards and Robert Earl Keen stops by for a stellar medley played on his 2004 Engelmann top Collings MT2-V.



Originally from Australia, Kym Warner has left a large mark on the worldwide bluegrass scene with his immaculate playing and prolific work. Tough most well known for his work with the progressive bluegrass band The Green Cards, Kym has toured extensively

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Mandolin Mondays #110 w/ Special Guest Mike Compton

by dbmandolin on Feb-05-2018 at 8:40am
The one and only Mike Compton stops in for Mandolin Mondays this week for a gut wrenching blues tune played on an amazing Lloyd Loar mandolin (July 9, 1923 #73725).



Mike has a mandolin curriculum vitae longer than anyone in the business. To name a few notable chapters in his career he was a founder of the Nashville Bluegrass Band, a longtime John Hartford collaborator, a member of the Soggy Bottom Boys

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Mandolin Mondays #109 /// David Benedict "Twisty Jigs"

by dbmandolin on Jan-29-2018 at 10:42am
Tomorrow I'm getting on a flight to visit Ireland (so excited!), so I've been brushing up on my jigs. Recently learned these three particularly twisty ones--"The Return Home," "Cahal's Jig," and "The Mystery Inch."



Stay tuned for my new 7-part video lesson series on Mandolins Heal the World all about the Irish jig. We'll be looking at the right hand jig picking pattern, Irish triplets, and melodic

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Mandolin Mondays #108 w/ Special Guest Ted Eschliman

by dbmandolin on Jan-22-2018 at 11:29am
This week, JazzMando.com founder Ted Eschliman graces us with a chord melody version of this George Gershwin classic on a his incredible Clark 5-String electric mandolin.



Ted has had his finger on the pulse of the online mandolin community for over a decade. In addition to his impressive work on JazzMando.com, Ted is also the forum moderator for our very own Mandolin Cafe. His educational efforts in jazz mandolin have helped

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