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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 #315 Featuring Eva Scow

by dbmandolin on Jan-17-2022 at 8:00am
This week on Mandolin Mondays we have the incredible Eva Scow with us playing a stunning solo arrangement of this jazz standard "I'll Be Seeing You" played on her Eastman MD805/V.



Eva Scow is a mandolinist from Fresno, CA, who in recent years has made waves in the jazz and swing mandolin world. She's known for her work with David Grisman, Edgar Meyer, Anthony Wilson, Mike Marshall, Mark Summer of the Turtle Island

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Mandolin Mondays #314 /// "Methodist Preacher"

by dbmandolin on Jan-10-2022 at 8:00am
This week on Mandolin Mondays, thought I'd take a little spin on this fun fiddle tune "Methodist Preacher" that we've been looking at here recently on the channel! Lots of fun stuff that you can do with this one!



I've got a free pdf tab/notation transcription for all the notes I played in this video right here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1059...ew?usp=sharing

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Mandolin Mondays #313 w/ Special Guest Marie Burou

by dbmandolin on Jan-03-2022 at 7:00am
This week on Mandolin Mondays we are joined by the amazing French mandolinist and professor Marie Burou playing this compelling rendition of "Les Deux Guitares" arranged for mandolin solo by Raphaël-Tristan Jouaville. Marie makes this Roman mandolin, Modele Martineau from luthier Brian N. Dean, really sing!



Marie Burou started playing the mandolin at an early age. She entered the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional

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Mandolin Mondays #312 /// "New Years Day"

by dbmandolin on Dec-27-2021 at 8:00am
Happy New Years to all of you Mandolin Friends! To close out year 6 of Mandolin Mondays here's a really cool Irish jig from Alan Kelly appropriately named "New Years Day."



Also, I'd like to dedicate this video the great David Surette. David was one of my favorite mandolinists to play Irish jigs with, and just one of my favorite mandolinists to hang out with in general. He will be sorely missed. You can listen to

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Mandolin Mondays #311 w/ Special Guest Phil Kramer

by dbmandolin on Dec-20-2021 at 8:00am
This week on Mandolin Mondays we have the bluegrass social media sensation Phil Kramer with us to play this original tune "Braiding the Wind" on his Bobby Osborne Signature Model Mandolin.



Originally From Cheyenne, Wyoming, Phil Kramer is a Multi-instrumentalist living In Boulder City, Nevada. While studying classical violin and jazz bass at the University of Northern Colorado, Phil was a recurring face in the freelance

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