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    Does anyone here know of any folk punk or thrashgrass groups that use mandolins?

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    well, the Celtpunk bands -- Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Hitting Henry, Beating the Bloody Buggers to within an Inch of Their Miserable Lives -- they all tend to use mandolin, FWIW.
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    Worth a good bit, I like Celt punk. Just wanted the Americana flavor for variety

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    Trampled by Turtles, perhaps? I don't know what genre to put them in, but "thrashgrass" might work ... and I'm pretty sure there's a mandolin in there somewhere.

    I was actually trampled by turtles once. It took forever.
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    Yeah I've been listening to them, that's what prompted my post.

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    Perhaps:

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    looks cool, diving deeper into google now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmando View Post
    well, the Celtpunk bands -- Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Hitting Henry, Beating the Bloody Buggers to within an Inch of Their Miserable Lives -- they all tend to use mandolin, FWIW.
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    Matt Norman plays mandolin for a folk group Gadarene who are quite punky, but not thrash metal type


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    He also set up and directs our mandolin orchestra MOoD
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    Hoots and Hellmouth out of Philly may fit the bill.

    Dig Deep from Wisconsin may as well.

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    The Up and Down out here in Alameda, California, are really fun, thrashing, Americana bar band. They play a mix of originals and selected covers. Roughly a bluegrass-with-drums format, but their live sound comes closer to that of the Celtic punk bands.

    Several videos on their website.

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    My own thrashgrass band, the Sickening Crunch, has lots of mandolin playing in it.

    All we need now is guitar, bass, banjo, fiddle, vocals, nyckelharpa, concertina, tuba, heckelphone, ophicleide, maybe a drummer ... then write and record some songs.
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    The Nyah Fearties sometimes used mandolin as well as all manner of other weird and wonderful sound-making objects.

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    Try Boiled In Lead. When my old band played Winnipeg Folk Festival 25 years ago we did a workshop with them and a couple other bands. I don't know if they're still playing that way, but they're still around.

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    The Manx are fun. Their mandolinist posts on the Cafe.


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    Apologies for my ignorance, "boiled in lead"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron McMillan View Post
    The Manx are fun. Their mandolinist posts on the Cafe.

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    And probably one of the few exercise videos featuring a nude banjo player (at 1:44) wearing only tattoos, and a firefighter mandolinist sliding down the firehouse pole (at 1:03) *while* carrying a mandolin slung over his shoulder!

    Even with the audio muted, their visual antics are quite entertaining, made me laugh.

    Wonder what would happen if I brought that video to the local Senior Center exercise class... might spice things up a little bit...

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    There's always the 'Bad Shepherds', but probably not what you are looking for. He has got a nice twin neck Fylde though.



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    Quote Originally Posted by diligo4565 View Post
    Does anyone here know of any folk punk or thrashgrass groups that use mandolins?
    I am a fan of folk punk etc, but being new to the mandolin I probably didn't pay close attention when first discovering these bands to see if mandolin was particultly featured or not. I would guess with the following bands probably not as fiddle tends to be more common as a lead instrument in celtic punk etc. Some cool celtic punk etc bands: the Tossers, Across the Border, Black 47, The Dreadnoughts, The Rumjacks, hmm actually some of these are more punk than folk. Santiano isn't punk folk, more celtic rock but they do great versions of The Irish Rover and Whiskey in the Jar as sung by their grabelly voiced Noddy Holderish singer Pete Sage. I will have to see what i have in my itunes and if I can hear mando for these bands.

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    Go see Hackensaw Boys live. High octane bluegrass.

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    The Clash qualifies as punk don't they?
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    Not quite sure about "folk punk", but in their relatively short existence Flibbertigibbet http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2278 included a bit of up-tempo mandolin work in some of their tracks ... their rendition of Reynardine springs immediately to mind but there are others

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    I like the Lost Dog Street Band and the former band some of them were in, Barefoot Surrender. I guess you'd call them Appalachian Punk. Another unique band we've seen is a street band in New Orleans named Yes Ma'am. They have a talented washboard player also. We saw a good folk punk band that opened for Susan Tedeschi earlier this year but their name has slipped my mind at the moment.
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    The South Memphis String Bang does some mandolin on a few of their songs. The last time we saw them they were playing a Stradolin. Alvin Youngblood Hart and Luther Dickinson took turns playing it. One of the tunes was Bootlegger Blues. They're not punk but they're a good old timey sounding band.
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    Since this thread was resurrected, I'm gonna use it to plug the band where I play mandolin and violin, which is releasing its debut album next month: https://www.facebook.com/ShamRocksBand/

    To keep it fair, I'll also mention The Mahones and Flatfoot 56, both of which prominently feature the mandolin in their work.
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