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  1. Sierra Hull and Billy Strings, Grey Fox June 2019

    Masters of the craft


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx8bPqvFXig


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx8bPqvFXig
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    Re: How do you clean your mandolin?

    I've been using our own Dave Harvey's Jubilee Polish for years. It really cleans up my mandolins, and I big time trust Dave to formulate something that is good for a mandolin.

    Here is a link to...
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    Happy Birthday Stan Jay

    Over the years I've bought a whole lot of musical instruments but my two main stage instruments, A Gibson F5G and a Taylor, I bought from Stan. I miss his humor and I miss that store. RIP.

    From...
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    Re: Any arguments AGAINST MAS?

    If it's an argument made on behalf of playing feel then one solution might be to have a couple different mandolins from a maker whose work you really like.

    For instance I have an F4 and F5 from...
  5. check out Judah & the Lion (over my head)

    Dan Tyminski on fiddle, and i see Kate Lee also on fiddle and Forrest O'Connor in the background on mandolin.

    musicians in this video:

    Judah Akers - Lead Vox, AGT
    Brian Macdonald - Mandolin,...
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    Re: Swannanoa Gathering 2019

    Like josh, I went in 2017 (Hey Josh!). I took the John Reischman old time class, the Celtic class with David Surette, and the Matt Flinner newgrass class. All three were excellent teachers, but very...
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    Re: Swannanoa Gathering 2019

    I'll be there again to do repair and set-up work. Always a great week. Hope to see old friends and new faces as well. If all goes as it has the last few years, I'll be in the lounge across from...
  8. Re: Name this tune Emory Lester is playing...

    Thank you administrator!......it is indeed 'Forever True', which is a song I wrote back in 1993, and has been recorded on my old 'Emory Lester Set' album, and another version of it on an album I did...
  9. CBA Fund to help fire victims who lost instruments.

    I hope that the great membership of MandolinCafe can rally to help this fund for folks who have lost their musical instruments in these raging California fires --
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  10. Re: Condolences on the passing of Rebecca Harvell Ellis

    Thank you for all your kind thoughts and prayers. Most of you didn't have the fortune to know Becky, but she was my best friend and the sweetest person to ever have lived. As for mandolin content, if...
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    Re: When or why to upgrade

    I'm curious as to why the gentleman who's in the business says that only one out of a thousand will need a better mandolin. Are the low-end Kentuckys that good? (I like mine.) Will almost everyone...
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    Re: When or why to upgrade

    I have found that the very best high class instrument stores treat the beginner trying to find an instrument in a first class manor. They realize that you finding an instrument that will inspire you...
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    Re: Multi-Instrumentalist's Advice?

    I'd say it depends on what the other instruments are. If your other instrument is, for example, the bassoon or hurdy-gurdy, there are few technical similarities, and almost no chance of confusing...
  14. Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    Not counting the night...
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    Re: check out Billy Strings meeting his match

    Music is collaborative, not competitive. I think they supported each other very tastefully.
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    Here's an update on Peter Ostroushko

    ...who spoke at a benefit concert held to help pay his medical bills:

    http://www.startribune.com/ailing-minneapolis-musician-ostroushko-inspires-supporters-at-fundraiser/488858811/
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    Re: Gibson Mandocello

    I am assuming you went on Google -- probably how you found the Mandolin Cafe, right? -- and saw Gibson K-4's being listed with asking prices over $10,000. Now, were those realistic market values? ...
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    Ronnie McCoury on "Let Her Go"

    Travelin' McCourys cover Passenger's "Let Her Go" - Ronnie's smokin' on the mandolin and I can hear Del in his vocals, pretty strong family resemblance in the timbre of their voices.


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    Re: Mandocello History ?

    Mandocellos appeared both in Europe and America around the 1880s and 90s, as the mandolin orchestra movement evolved and grew. In Europe the mandolin orchestra instruments developed in two streams....
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    Merry Mandocello Christmas!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQk3FPZmfaEHave a Merry "Mandocello" Christmas!
  21. Whipping Post (Allman Bros) Berklee String Orchestra NMC

    NMC but a lot of strings here, they done good, had to post
  22. Mando Mania on Music City Roots Steaming Now!

    http://musiccityroots.com/livestream

    Campbell, Compton, Statman, and Bobby Osborne. Sounds wonderful so far. Tim O'Brien too. Sam Bush too.
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    Re: Mandolin Bros Catalog Descriptions by Stan

    I just wanted to point out that Stan didn't do long florid descriptions of every instrument. Just look at the old Vintage News copies. A lot of the time there is just a listing with price and...
  24. Re: Mandolin Bros Catalog Descriptions by Stan

    Methinks there's a fairly broad range between Stan's more rococo flights of intricately interlaced adjectives, hypothetical historical linkages, and catchy if far-fetched metaphors, and "cold,...
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    Re: Who's been/going to Swananoa Mando Week?

    I was there at the 'wall jam.' Matt Flinner on banjo, playing crazy licks. Mike Marshall adding, filling, punctuating...stellar. Then, Robin Bullock, like a musical green man, emerged from the...
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