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    Sturgill Simpson Bluegrass Album

    In case some folks may not have heard yet, Sturgill Simpson released a surprise album late last week consisting of bluegrass recordings of a bunch of his previous songs.

    He cut the album with a...
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    3-Part Chris Thile Master Class online

    This just announced.
  3. Man 'headed for death' says he was saved by this

    Most definitely worth watching. This is on CNN so I can't embed the video but it has a great message.

    Luthiery, the art of creating stringed instruments, is changing lives in Hindman, Kentucky....
  4. Re: Thile is the Messiah! The pick of Christ!!!

    That looks heavenly...

    But I prefer a Buddha Blue Chip

    Once I tried it, I was able to end my desires for all other worldly picks...
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    Re: Thile is the Messiah! The pick of Christ!!!

    Now you listen here!!! He is not the Messiah. He is a very naughty boy!!
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    Philphool, Phil Goodson, passes :(

    Cafe members,

    I regret to inform you all that Dr. Phil Goodson, known around here as Philphool, has passed away after a strong battle with cancer.

    In additional to being a well respected OBGYN...
  7. Re: Another great Bach warm-up from Sierra Hull

    Posting the video was nice.

    Adding the pdf transcription and the picking video on top of it makes for an A+ effort!

    Thx!
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    Chris Thile Livestream

    Chris Thile has a livestream concert this weekend on Sunday: https://www.caramoor.org/events/chris-thile-summer-20/

    I just saw this on his Instagram and thought I'd share!
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    Re: Anybody know anything?

    We could introduce the concept of "known unknowns" vs "unknown unknowns" but even that might not show what anyone knows or doesn't know.
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    Re: Anybody know anything?

    The thread title reminds me of a conversation I had many years ago with one of my university lecturers in a bar in Barcelona when we agreed that the more you learned, the more you realised that there...
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    Re: Anybody know anything?

    Many people are saying.
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    Re: Anybody know anything?

    I have some amazing fantastic people, they know everything. They've told me they know everything. And they're doing a fantastic job. Incredible job.
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    Donnie looks like he's getting ready to take a swing like fellow Cubs fan Chris Thile.

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    Re: Compulsive purchase- Flatiron 1N

    One comment. Others have given splendid comments about the mandolin. There is no such thing as a compulsive purchase, when it comes to mandolin!. Now, on the subject of retirement. I experienced...
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    Re: Seagull S8 Owners Thread

    I purchased the natural S8 a few months ago. Action was too high for me so I carefully pulled off bridge saddle and lowered it by sanding it down. Now it is perfect. I get generally positive...
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    Minneapolis March

    From Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iiSixDXuj40&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: Dagger Gordon video

    This is a Bulgarian piece which I learned in Crete last year. I went for a week long seminar at Labyrinth Music Workshop in Houdetsi with a Spanish musician called Efren Lopez, of whom I am a very...
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    Re: Blue chip picks

    I think I may be able to shed some light. I met a picker at a festival just after he'd dropped his BC pick. As he scanned and probed the ground all around him he did have a certain je ne sais quois...
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    Re: Dolinman's Reel

    There's a full version of it on his Bandcamp page.
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    Dolinman's Reel

    New music from Dolinman (Diptanshu Roy), a marvelous Calcutta based mandolinist (and member of the Mandolin Cafe) well versed in all things traditional bluegrass (a fine Monroe style player) in...
  21. Re: Recommendations for a quality but affordable mandolin

    it's the 2x factor. Can you get a good solid, "Professional" level guitar for $500 bucks?

    Maybe a Flatiron, "Festival" grade a-model?

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  22. Re: APM cancels Live From Here amid other layoffs and cuts

    From Bluegrass Today, June 16, 2020

    Live From Here with Chris Thile another casualty of COVID-19

    Excerpt from the article:

    In a message to fans this afternoon, Chris expressed his sorrow...
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    Re: Live from Here is no more

    This is an American tragedy. Thile elevated mandolin playing to an entirely new level, and he brought the music we all love to a wide audience. It was such a pleasure to tune in to his program. I...
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    Re: Live from Here is no more

    Five years ago this month, I cornered Thile backstage at a show in Cincinnati and confirmed that he'd be taking over Prairie Home Companion. I wrote a short news story on my phone for Mandolin Cafe,...
  25. Re: APM cancels Live From Here amid other layoffs and cuts

    I think this has more to do with public funding (remember when PBS and other public funded organizations took at hit ten years back?) than with audiences and social distancing. Many states are going...
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