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    Arriba Francie break by Dick Nunneley

    All:

    There is an absolutely fabulous mandolin break on the Slim Ritchey tune, Arriba Francie, played by the late Dick Nunneley on the Alan Munde album Old Bones. Has anybody taken notice of this...
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    Re: Gerry Barry RIP

    Reinhardt: I only just found out about this, minutes ago. Thanks for these wonderful thoughts on Gerry. I met and got to know Gerry at Sore Fingers back in 2014 and 2015, and again at a few Monroe...
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    Re: Canada to Europe - mandolin carry-ons

    Thanks, everyone. I may be borrowing trouble on this. I've flown a few times to Europe with a mandolin in a Calton or Price shaped case, and I had no issues taking it on board and putting it in...
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    Canada to Europe - mandolin carry-ons

    I'm flying from Toronto to France in a few months, on TransAt Airlines. I was wondering if anyone on the Cafe has experience with how strict this airline is about mandolin case size as carry-on. ...
  5. Re: Torrified tops? anyone doing that on mandolins yet?

    I played a new, torrefied Vintage model Red Diamond recently (May, 2015) down at Don MacRostie's shop. I was stunned at how powerful it was.
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    Re: Sore Fingers Summer School 2014

    Answer: John Paul Jones
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    Sore Fingers Summer School 2014

    Sore Fingers Summer School 2014

    As a Café member, I thought I would give a brief report on the recently concluded Sore Fingers Summer School in Kingham, England. This was my first time to attend....
  8. Re: Post in this thread, get a chance to win a Cafe ball cap

    I'm losing my hair. Oh the sun!!! Help! Gotta make those outdoor festival jams.
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    Re: The Mandolin Side of Byron Berline

    The first two Country Gazette albums, Traitor in our Midst and Don't Give Up Your Day Job, feature Berline playing great fiddle, of course, and terrific mandolin on some songs. Listen to his break...
  10. Re: Good Reading Material? Not Instructional/Theory Books

    How about "Bluegrass" by Bob Artis, published around 1975?
  11. Re: Rhythm Guitar messing up my mandolin playing??

    ArtDecoMandos:

    Thanks a lot. I think you reinforced a suggestion from one of the other folks: spend a week on an instrument, and maybe relax into the flow of it. I haven't tried that yet. I'm...
  12. Re: Rhythm Guitar messing up my mandolin playing??

    Jim and Mando.Hobo:
    Thanks for your feedback. What you say makes sense. I guess I just need some patience in readapting my right hand to playing both instruments. I often play both in the same...
  13. Rhythm Guitar messing up my mandolin playing??

    All:

    I need your help. I have been learning rhythm guitar, and it is going well. But in the last 4 months or so, my mandolin playing has gotten progressively worse. I've played mandolin for...
  14. Re: What is your favorite summer festival to attend?

    Mike:

    Is Winfield good for serious audience listening and parking lot picking? I haven't been since about 1972!!! I'd like to return, but would shy away if there are too many distractions.
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    Re: Dick Nunnely: 1953- 2010

    Would folks be able to create a discography of recordings that featured Dick? I own a Natural Grass album from the 1970s, Its Only Natural, on which Dick plays some terrific breaks. Besides that...
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