This week on Mandolin Mondays we have Virginia singer-songwriter and mandolinist Lorraine Duisit with us to perform her original song "Diamond Willow" on her 1924 H4 Gibson Mandola.
Lorraine is a former member of the band Trapezoid, and over the years has made appearances on Prairie Home Companion, Voice of America, All Things Considered
and more. Washington Post writes of Lorraine, “an enchanting singer
This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Polish mandolinist Karolina Jastrzębska of the bands Caroline & the Lucky Ones and Stacja Folk to play this compelling original composition "The Ant's Path" on her powerhouse Polish-made Bulas mandolin.
Karolina encountered music at an early age in Poland. Growing up the group T. Band would often rehearse in her home--her father, Paweł Jastrzębski, played
Returning to Mandolin Mondays this week we have classical mandolinist Alon Sariel with us to play this gorgeous original prelude from a recent partita he composed for mandolin. Joined by his cat and his Mintu Biswas mandolin, Alon's video is one you'll not want to miss.
If you're new to Alon's music, he's an award-winning mandolinist and lutenist originally from Beersheba, at the southern part of Israel. Now living in Hanover,
Returning to Mandolin Mondays this week we have 13 year old Wyatt Ellis from Maryville, TN near the foothills of the Smokey Mountains playing an original tune called "Whites Creek" on his Gibson mandolin.
Bluegrass music is known for nurturing young musicians, so it is relatively common to spot the early rising stars of the genre. However, the sudden success of Wyatt Ellis, during the pandemic, was quite unexpected.
I just recently became an uncle 3 times over, and it reminded me of this tune I wrote and recorded a while back from my niece. Had fun dusting this off again--hope ya'll enjoy!
I first recorded this tune on a duo record with a guitarist friend called Each by Side--you can check out the original recording here: https://open.spotify.com/album/7taWw...Su6YXccVSsYHmQ
And for those out there interested