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Mandolinist David Benedict’s sophomore full-length record The Golden Angle marks a coming of age. After graduating with a mandolin music performance degree and spending a 3-year stint in Nashville touring and recording with acclaimed bass player Missy Raines, David was looking for the next chapter in his musical career. So in 2017, he made the move to Boston to join the bluegrass band Mile Twelve. The group quickly gained notice after the release of their debut album Onwards, receiving the 2017 IBMA Band Momentum Award and touring extensively around the US, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan. David also claimed the 2018 IBMA Momentum Award for Instrumentalist of the Year. These opportunities have contributed to the development of David's own artistic voice as an instrumentalist and composer, which is showcased in this new solo record.

Produced by Grammy-Nominated mandolinist Matt Flinner, The Golden Angle presents an original body of instrumental string band music. This new album, recorded four years after David’s last solo release Into the True Country, displays a new level of musical maturity and individuality. With an emphasis on virtuosic instrumental interplay and memorable melodies, the record weaves a complex yet compelling soundscape, featuring collaborations with a host of celebrated and award-winning bluegrass musicians including David Grier (guitar), Mike Barnett (fiddle), Missy Raines (bass), Ross Martin (guitar), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), and Wes Corbett (banjo).

David’s compositions, arrangements and playing style on The Golden Angle demonstrate his ability to integrate seamlessly with the high-caliber company he keeps and confirms his place among notable emerging acoustic musicians. Jazz guitar sensation Julian Lage notes, “David is one of the most inspiring lights on the creative acoustic music scene today. A talented player and composer who is paving the way for new and exciting music! I can’t wait to see where he takes us!”

David now lives in Cambridge, MA, and continues to perform full-time with Mile Twelve. In between touring and recording, he teaches private mandolin lessons from home and at music workshops around the country. David is the creator and curator of the popular weekly video series Mandolin Mondays hosted by the Mandolin Cafe.
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Mandolin Mondays #221 w/ Special Guest Caleb Lindsey

by dbmandolin on Mar-30-2020 at 7:00am
Caleb Lindsey of the Lindsey Family band joins us this week on Mandolin Mondays for a few passes on the old "Panhandle Rag" with his trusty Weber Bitterroot F model.



Caleb began playing guitar at age six and mandolin a few years later. Mandolin has become his featured instrument. He's played with his family in the Lindsey Family Band since the beginning, and since then they've released a host of studio albums and made appearances

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Mandolin Mondays #220 w/ Special Guest Bryce Milano

by dbmandolin on Mar-23-2020 at 7:00am
Rising young mandolin star, Bryce Milano plays a special composition for all of us quarantined at home this Mandolin Monday. Let the lovely sound of Bryce on this 2005 M01 two point built by Michael Heiden inspire us to get back to the mando wood shed this week with all our extra free time.



Bryce is a self proclaimed "multi-mandolinstrumentalist and songwriter" from Philadelphia, PA. He picked

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Mandolin Mondays #219 w/ Special Guest Martin Howley

by dbmandolin on Mar-16-2020 at 7:00am
We Banjo 3 mandolinist Martin Howley just about plays the finish off of this Collings MF5 with some burning Irish triplets this week on Mandolin Mondays.



Originally from Ireland, Martin now resides in Nashville, TN. He's won 7 “All Ireland” contest titles and was the first Irish banjo player to play the hallowed Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Over the years, he has performed with such artists as the Chieftains,

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Mandolin Mondays #218 w/ Special Guest Hannah Johnson

by dbmandolin on Mar-09-2020 at 7:00am
Hannah Johnson from The Johnsons' Bluegrass Band swings by Mandolin Mondays this week to play a soulful and mournful original tune on her Gibson-made Flatiron Festival F5 mandolin.



Originally from Northern Michigan, Hannah first learned about bluegrass in 2016 when she saw Mike Compton play with the Nashville Bluegrass Band. She's been studying Monroe-style ever since. You can hear Hannah play with her sister Lydia in The

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Mandolin Mondays #217 w/ Special Guest Timmy Jones

by dbmandolin on Mar-02-2020 at 8:00am
This week on Mandolin Mondays Carolina Blue resident mandolinist Timmy Jones plays some fire on this original tune with his gorgeous Gilchrist F5 mandolin.



Tim Jones comes from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina where he learned play and love bluegrass from a young age. In 2017, Tim was instrumental in forming the Brevard, NC-based band Carolina blue. Since then, the band has gone on to win many accolades,

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