The incredible Germany-based classical mandolinist Chris Acquavella brings us a beautiful original composition played on his 2019 Soloist Mandolin “Classico” built by Alfred Woll.
Chris Acquavella is a mandolinist, composer and educator from San Diego, CA, who currently lives in Mainz, Germany. He graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance in London, England. Chris studied mandolin performance
Arkansas mandolin wiz Abigail Hartley joins us on Mandolin Mondays this week for a spin on "Goodbye Liza Jane" on her 2012 Northfield F5M.
Abigail is from Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where she grew up playing mandolin with her family band, The Hartley Family. She's also talented multi-instrumentalist, with deadly chops on guitar, vocals and more. Recently she's been playing bass with the Texas sister
Amsterdam's resident bluegrass master Paul Van Vlodrop stops by Mandolin Mondays this week to play this Bill Monroe classic on his UK made Vanden mandolin.
Paul has been a fixture in the Netherlands bluegrass scene since the early 70's. He made a career playing with NL award-winning band 4 Wheel Drive for nearly 20 years. Since then, Paul has shared the stage with artists such as Byron Berline, Vince Gill, Bill Keith, and
This week on Mandolin Mondays Penny Lea Clark from The Purple Hulls brings us a fiery hymn medley played on her Northfield mandolin.
Penny Lea has done it all in the country scene. Since moving to Music City, touring through 48 States in 6 months, making her debut at the Grand Ole Opry, and landing a prestigious publishing deal, she decided to move back to her roots in Kilgore, TX. Now she still performs and records prolifically
Mandolin Jack of all trades, Jack Dwyer joins us for Mandolin Mondays this week with a G major version of "The Hangman's Reel" played on his Pomeroy mandolin.
Jack is a fixture in the Northwest mandolin community. Over the years, he's been known as a solo performer and multi instrumentalist with such groups as Mando Planet, The Scott Law Bluegrass Dimension, and The Another Brothers. He's also a busy instructor