This week on Mandolin Mondays British mandolinist Mike Giverin aka "Mando Mike" brings us this amazing original waltz played on his Czech made Kristufek A style mandolin.
Mike has been touring the UK for 10 years with Americana/Bluegrass trio Jaywalkers and they have just released their 4th studio album Time to Save the World back on the 5th of November. The Record contains 10 originals, including
West Virginia mandolin sensation Johnny Staats is with us this week on Mandolin Mondays playing this lovely original tune on his Lee Chapman Aleyas Instruments mandolin.
Since his acclaimed 2000 mandolin release Wires and Wood, Johnny Staats has stayed busy in the bluegrass scene while still keeping his day job as a UPS delivery man. He has been featured on NBC's Today Show, in People Magazine, on the CBS Evening News and
Meet the amazing Rainy Miatke from Ashland, Oregon. She's here on Mandolin Mondays to play a killer original tune on her Weber Bitterroot.
Though only 15 years old, Rainy has already appeared on stage with such notable performers as Laurie Lewis, John Reischman, Alice Gerrard, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Všsen, Tony Trischka, Sean Watkins, and The Bee Eaters. At the age of 8 she formed the family band Rainy and the Rattlesnakes,
California mando wiz-kid Kyle Ledson joins us on Mandolin Mondays for a twisty Jethro Burns tune played on his Collings MT2 mandolin that he won on the Mandolin Cafe.
16 year old Kyle is an up and coming mandolinist to keep an eye on. He has a new single out and an older EP featuring members of Hot Buttered Rum, Molly Tuttle and the T sisters. Check them out here: http://www.kyleledson.com/estore.html
Brooklyn-based mandolinist Dave Goldenberg stops by Mandolin Mondays to play us a traditional Jewish folk tune performed on this Hugh Hansen A-style mandolin.
Dave was one of the first ever mandolin graduates of the Berklee College of music, and he has gone on to become a winner of the Utah State Mandolin Contest, the Telluride Bluegrass Band Contest, Rockygrass Mandolin Contest, and the 2015 Winfield National Mandolin Contest.