3-time IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year and all around Mandolin Queen, Sierra Hull, makes a very special appearance on Mandolin Mondays this week with an original Celtic-inspired tune on her trusty Gibson axe.
Based in Nashville, TN, Sierra is a mandolinist who's name precedes herself. Starting at a very young age, she began making onstage appearances with such artists as Sam Bush, Alison Krauss & Union Station, and others.
This week on Mandolin Mondays, the amazing Andy Leftwich, formerly from Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, plays the heck out of this Texas-style fiddle tune on his 1999 Gilchrist mandolin.
Andy is a 4-time Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist from Tennessee. Although primarily known for his fiddle playing, Andy has carved out a space for himself in the mandolin world as well. In addition to his 15-year tenure playing fiddle
Nashville-based mandolinist Caleb Edwards of the bands Lateral Blue and Runa joins us on Mandolin Mondays this week for a tasty original tune played on his 2017 Northfield Big Mon mandolin.
Caleb got his start in music growing up in Metamora, Indiana. He first found the mandolin at age twelve and went on to graduate from the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music in 2014. He then moved to Nashville to join the
Today marks two hundred consecutive weeks of Mandolin Mondays! To celebrate this momentous occasion, I worked up this special solo arrangement of the "Russian Rag" for your amusement. Enjoy!
This tune first entered the mandolin world with the 1932 Dave Apollon mandolin orchestra version. In the years that followed, additional reprises of this ensemble arrangement surfaced from Sam Bush, the Modern Mandolin Quartet,
3-time Winfield Mandolin Champion Solly Burton brings us a swinging arrangement of this baseball classic played beautifully on his 2018 Pava F5.
Solly is an unassuming jet ski mechanic and farmer from Indiana, but he's been impressing many with his mandolin prowess since a young age. He won his first Winfield Walnut Valley National Mandolin Championship at the age of 16 and has gone on to win two other