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    Re: Sierra Hull plays a Duff octave mandolin

    Wow, thanks for the transcription, Spencer. That'll keep me busy for a while. I love this tune and call it frequently and first started playing it at Winfield Kite Kamp about eight years ago.
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    Re: In praise of mandolin builder Matt Ruhland

    I crossed paths with Matt, too, this past weekend in Tygh Valley, Oregon. Not sure what number the A5 I played was but it was a dandy. Super nice guy and a great builder, too. Got to pick a few...
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

    My favorite headstock inlay:

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    Re: Father's Hall

    So far, I am playing the tune at about half the speed of Norman and Tony:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U3OpBZ3DAnM#fauxfullscreen
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    Re: Father's Hall

    Just learning this gem of a tune. It’s on the “Norman Blake & Tony Rice 2” CD with Doc Watson and Nancy Blake joining in on the musical mirth & merriment. Another great mandolin tune on this CD is...
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    Re: The Slocan Ramblers

    These guys are fantastic, creative musicians. Look forward to seeing them again at Cowichan Valley Festival on Vancouver Island this summer.
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    Re: Double Stop Fiddle Shop Lost to Fire

    Here’s a link to the newscast:

    http://www.news9.com/story/40014748/2-businesses-lost-in-downtown-guthrie-fire
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    Andrew Mowry article

    We are really fortunate here on the high desert of central Oregon to have a very vibrant acoustic music scene as well as some truly gifted instrument builders. Among the best of the builders is...
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    Re: In Praise of Michael Heiden

    I played a brand spankin' new and truly lovely Heiden A5 and...oh my. So lively and a cannon with sooo much balanced sustain. The "pop" was off the charts and, as stated, it's brand new. Englemann...
  10. Re: Northwest Camping/Festivals for an Overworked Guy

    July 12-14 in Merrill, Oregon so maybe this one will work for you...

    https://www.lostriverfestival.com/
  11. Re: Northwest Camping/Festivals for an Overworked Guy

    This one http://cowichanbluegrass.com/ on Vancouver Island, BC Canada should be a lot of fun this summer. Great lineup and setting. This used to be the Sooke Bluegrass Festival I think...
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    Re: Merry Christmas, Deadheads

    What a long, strange trip it was for Jerry...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Re: Red Diamond Serial Numbers

    Yep, Fretboard Journal sure did publish an article on Don. Not sure how recent, though. He's one of the most sincere and nicest guys you'll ever cross paths with. I own (and not releasing) RD 259...
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    Re: Norman Blake Tunes

    Nice pickin' Don!
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    Re: Reischman, Nygard & Gilchrist

    The mids on just about any mandolin John Reischman plays are "just about the best"!!!!! He is a tone master.

    Thanks for sharing the video, Don.
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    Re: Counterfeit D'Addario Strings from Amazon

    Yeah, but Just Strings is a sponsor of this wonderful website...I purchase my strings from them and also thank them for supporting the Cafe when I order.
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    Re: Just ordered a new mandolin.

    This weekend will be hopping in our fine state of Oregon with the Portland Old Time Music Gathering. It's a multi-day event filled with music, dancing, stellar beers, mirth and merriment!!!
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    John Reischman with his Heiden F5

    Here's a link to John playing and giving a description of his wonderful Heiden F5.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Here you go...great tune!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yUaITM8O3L4
  21. Re: Sierra Hull and Ethan Jodziewicz in concert, June 9, 2017

    [QUOTE=Charlieshafer;1582240] "Ever notice how vegetarians compare their veggie burgers to the real thing? "You'll love it, it tastes like meat!"

    No mandolin content, but I've never compared a...
  22. Re: Telluride Bluegrass Festival Music Festival June 15-18, 2017

    Looks like fun but why do they continue to call this a "Bluegrass" festival? I haven't been since 1980. My first time was in 1975 and if memory serves my correctly (it often doesn't anymore!) the...
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    Re: Red Diamond Oval on Ebay

    Wow. Thanks, Mr. Al. There's a Red Diamond A5 for sale right now at Music Emporium for $7,000. A while back they had a used roasted Red Diamond F5 that sold for $12,500 if memory serves me...
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    Re: Tiny Moore Plays a Monteleone 2-Point

    Wow! Eldon Shamblin on rhythm guitar? What a lineup!
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    Re: A Really Great Mandolin Stand

    I had the "gummy issue" on my Hercules stand, too. I called the folks at Hercules, exchanged a few emails with them and yesterday my replacement stand arrived. Excellent customer service.
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