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August 21, 1992 (26)
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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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Professional Musician

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Mandolin Mondays #164 w/ Special Guest Troy Boone

by dbmandolin on Feb-18-2019 at 8:00am
Sideline mandolinist Troy Boone joins us on Mandolin Mondays for a tasty version of "Old Dangerfield" played on his beautiful Prucha mandolin.



Erwin, TN, native and ETSU trained Troy Boone is a force to be reckoned with. In 2015 Troy recorded his premier record entitled First Impressions featuring some hot picking and fresh compositions. Check it out here: https://troyboone.bandcamp.com/releases

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Mandolin Mondays #163 w/ Special Guest Ray Legere

by dbmandolin on Feb-11-2019 at 8:00am
New Brunswick mandolin extraordinaire Ray Legere is on Mandolin Mondays this week with an exciting original tune played on his 1986 Nugget A style mandolin.



Ray is one of Canada's hidden treasures of the acoustic music scene. Over the years, he has played with many of the great North American bluegrass players, including legends like Tony Rice, David Grisman, and Doc Watson. He even filled in for Bill

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Mandolin Mondays #162 w/ Special Guest Jesse Brock

by dbmandolin on Feb-04-2019 at 8:00am
2-time IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year Jesse Brock stops by Mandolin Mondays to take a spin on this classic Monroe tune with his beautiful Jonathan A McClanahan Trinity F5 mandolin.



Jesse has made a name for himself in bluegrass as an A-list player. Over the years, he's kept company with the likes of Michael Cleveland, Lynn Morris, Dale Ann Bradley, Audie Blaylock, and more. He's been nominated for and

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Mandolin Mondays #161 w/ Special Guest Martino Coppo

by dbmandolin on Jan-28-2019 at 8:00am
Italian mandolin maestro Martino Coppo of the band Red Wine, brings us a lovely original tune cowritten with the one-and-only Mike Marshall played on Martino's powerful 2016 Corrado Giacomel J5 model.



Martino is one of the front runners of acoustic music in Europe. Over the years, he's made numerous collaborations with Italian and American artists such as Tony Trischka, Peter Rowan, Beppe Gambetta, Carlo Aonzo, Jim Hurst,

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Mandolin Mondays #160 w/ Special Guest Chris Henry

by dbmandolin on Jan-21-2019 at 8:00am
This week on Mandolin Mondays the infamous Chris Henry brings us a South American melody played in 432 tuning on his Randy Wood F5 mandolin.



No one takes the rooted tradition of Bill Monroe to new frontiers quite like Chris Henry. Over the years, Chris has played with just about everyone in the bluegrass scene, including Audie Blaylock, Shawn Camp, Peter Rowan, and many more. He now tours worldwide, fronting his own bluegrass

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