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    Default Carlo Aonzo Trio playing BG

    Bluegrass on a bowlback and an electric archtop guitar but without a banjo?
    Just discovered this video, was fascinated by the way Aonzo holds his bowlback without any strap and even manages to play some lightning fast tunes...

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    Well Carlo is a tall skinny fellow, helps to tuck that tater bug away. I thought his playing on the common fiddle tunes was ok.
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    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    The guitar was tending to drown out the mandolin I thought, but as best as I could tell CA was getting a pretty decent chop out of that bowlback.

    Interesting, because there are a lot of people on a forum not a million miles from here who say you need a different mandolin for each of bluegrass, old time, "Celtic", choro, jazz ...

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    Carlo plays much of his repertoire including (now) jazz, classical and even Jethro Burns tunes standing and strapless.
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    When I’ve seen him play BG, the notes explode off his mandolin. So quick, so clean, so smooth.

    The fact he looks like Leon Redbone is another plus.
    Play it like you mean it.

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    A good mandolinist is a good mandolinist - and Carlos is GREAT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesserules View Post
    The guitar was tending to drown out the mandolin I thought, but as best as I could tell CA was getting a pretty decent chop out of that bowlback.

    Interesting, because there are a lot of people on a forum not a million miles from here who say you need a different mandolin for each of bluegrass, old time, "Celtic", choro, jazz ...
    Or there are those of us that will use Italian style instruments for everything.

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