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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 #181 w/ Special Guest Jack Dunlap

by dbmandolin on Yesterday at 7:00am
This week on Mandolin Mondays Virginia mandolin up and comer Jack Dunlap shreds on this original tune with his well-worn trusty Carey mandolin.



Jack has been cutting grass on the mandolin for some time now. In 2015 he recorded the award winning project Chop, Shred, & Split, A Mandolin Apprenticeship with Jack's mentor, Virginia mandolin legend Danny Knicely: https://www.jacksmandolin.com/store/...apprenticeship

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Mandolin Mondays #180 w/ Special Guest Jesse Cobb

by dbmandolin on Jun-10-2019 at 7:00am
Former mandolinist with The Infamous Stringdusters and just all around mando hoss Jesse Cobb brings us a very special Mandolin Mondays with his take on the Game of Thrones theme score played on his 2011 San Juan mandolin built by Bobby Winteringham in Delores, CO.



Jesse made his start in bluegrass playing in a family band with his brothers Jed and Shad. In 2000 he decided to make a go of a music career when he moved to Nashville

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Mandolin Mondays #179 w/ Special Guest Alon Sariel

by dbmandolin on Jun-03-2019 at 7:00am
Award-winning Israeli musical director and classical mandolin performer Alon Sariel stops by Mandolin Mondays to play us a riveting excerpt of music on his uniquely designed mandolin built by Israeli luthier Arik Kerman.



Alon got his start on the mandolin playing in the Beersheba Mandolin Orchestra in South Israel where he grew up. Later he went on to study mandolin, lute, and conducting at the prestigious Jerusalem Academy

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Mandolin Mondays #178 w/ Special Guest Roger Tallroth

by dbmandolin on May-27-2019 at 7:00am
Swedish guitarist Roger Tallroth of the band Väsen makes a special appearance on Mandolin Mondays this week with an original tune played on his Northfield flat top octave mandolin.



Though a talented multi-instrumentalist, Roger is perhaps most well known for his guitar work with the popular Swedish Folk group Väsen. He was a forming member of the trio which is now celebrating it's 30th anniversary. They just released a phenomenal

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Mandolin Mondays #177 w/ Special Guest Robin Bullock

by dbmandolin on May-20-2019 at 7:00am
This week on Mandolin Mondays, North Carolina Celtic and Classical mandolin sage Robin Bullock plays his rocking cross-tuned arrangement of these old-time tunes on his 1920 Gibson A model mandolin.



Robin got his start as a founding member of the innovative acoustic world-music trio Helicon. Since then, Robin’s solo career has won him three Washington Area Music Association WAMMIE Awards, a Player’s Choice Award from Acoustic

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