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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 #168 w/ Special Guest Jefferson Louvat

by dbmandolin on Mar-18-2019 at 11:00am
Belgium mandolin master Jefferson Louvat stops by Mandolin Mondays this week to play this gorgeous original tune on his custom lefty Northfield mandolin.



Brussels resident, Jefferson has traveled to perform at many legendary rooms and events including the Grand Ole Opry, The Station Inn, the IBMA as well as various festivals throughout the U.S. and most of Europe. In 2010 he signed with prestigious German record label, Acoustic

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Mandolin Mondays #167 w/ Special Guest Jimmy Gaudreau

by dbmandolin on Mar-11-2019 at 8:00am
We have a very special guest this week on Mandolin Mondays--the renowned Jimmy Gaudreau brings us an original tune performed on his Rose A Model Mandolin that was formerly owned by the late Orrin Star.



This month marks the 50th anniversary of Jimmy's professional career in music. In March 1969, he was a virtually unknown player when he moved to the DC area from his Rhode Island home to join The Country Gentlemen after the

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Mandolin Mondays #166 w/ Special Guest Eva Holbrook

by dbmandolin on Mar-04-2019 at 7:00am
This week on Mandolin Mondays we're graced with a tune from the impeccable Eva Holbrook of Shel and Lady Moon. She can really make that Weber Beartooth sing!



Originally from Ft. Collins, CO, Eva has been playing music from a young age. She and her 3 sisters formed the genre-bending acoustic band SHEL that over the years has been met with a cult following and critical acclaim. Check out their most recent

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Mandolin Mondays #165 w/ Special Guest Eli Slocumb

by dbmandolin on Feb-25-2019 at 8:00am
Young Colorado mandolin phenom Eli Slocumb plays this standard fiddle tune like you've never heard it before on his 2012 San Juan mandolin built by Bobby Wintringham.



Originally from Fort Collins, CO, Eli recently moved to Boston, MA, to study mandolin in the Roots Music Program at the Berklee College of Music. His debut self-titled album is a great listen, featuring a lineup of other amazing Colorado

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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

After

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