Mandolin Mondays #159: This week on Mandolin Mondays we have a very special video sponsored by D'Addario Strings. Listen to an in depth comparison of 3 different D'Addario mandolin string styles played back to back to back on my Apitius Vanguard F5 mandolin.
For this video, I used medium gauge sets (.011, .015, .026, .040) of Phosphor Bronze, Nickel Bronze, and Monel strings. Check out the links below for more details.
Italian mandolin innovator and founder of the oldest bluegrass band in Italy, Bluegrass Stuff, Massimo Gatti joins us on Mandolin Mondays to play an beautiful original tune on his custom Giacomel J5 mandolin.
Massimo has had his hand in the Italian acoustic music scene for over 40 years. Since the start of his band Bluegrass Stuff in 1977, he's gone on to pioneer many other musical
Moscow mandolin sensation Olga Egorova plays this Dutch made octave mandolin like no other! This week on Mandolin Mondays she brings us a set of Russian and Ukrainian tunes that will put you at the edge of your seat.
Olga is a professional Russian mandolinist who can be seen collaborating with many artists around the country. She performs regularly with guitarist Roman Palmov in the exciting acoustic
This week on Mandolin Mondays, CJ Lewandowski of The Po Ramblin Boys plays us an original tune on his trusty McClanahan F5 mandolin "Orch."
Just in the past few years, CJ and The Po Ramblin Boys have made big waves in the traditional bluegrass scene. After two full length studio albums, they've signed with Rounder Records and won the 2018 IBMA Emerging Artist Award.
CJ also has recently released a
Spanish mandolin guru Roberto Cubero effortlessly combines the ancient music of Spain with the tradition of Bill Monroe with this beautifully rhythmic traditional piece played on his Gibson F5-G.
Originally from Guadalajara, Roberto now lives in Barcelona where he plays music with his brother in the mandolin guitar duo Los Hermanos Cubero. They've receive accolades including the Premio Europeo de Nueva Creación de Folklore