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    Michael - thanks for the interview and MC for the recognition of a very talented musician.

    Andrew - I have thoroughly enjoyed your work with Emily over the years. I have seen you guys in concert several times here in the Midwest and hope you consider bringing the short tour thru Iowa City. If you want some ideas for places to play on short notice send me a PM and we can chat. What will line-up / personnel be if this tour comes together..?

    Now with regard to Buried in a Cape I have been listening to it in regular rotation since it came out and have to say just how much I like this music. I am not surprised by the tunes given your ear for melody - but I am mightily impressed by your playing - just great. And, such a wonderful group of players you connected with for this project. Man, your description of Christian Sedelmyer is exactly what I have been thinking in listening to his playing... SO expressive and such a cool, unique style. And Eli is great - again, he has just wonderful ideas and execution on some of his leads. What really stands out - aside from the great tunes which is obviously where it has to start - is the organic and genuine feel of these recordings. Just wonderful. And as a player, I have learned a few and could see them making their way into circulation at our local session as accessible, melodic and catchy additions to any jam or band.

    My gal and I already cover quite a few of your songs ( - always acknowledged and encouraged to check out the real source..! ). It will be fun to add some of these tunes.

    Great job - thanks for the music.

    Also, it would appear that congrats are in order for another project underway in the Marlin-Frantz world..? '

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    p.s. I heard the Sullivan A at the Englert in Iowa City and we talked afterward. As I listened to this record I kept thinking - "wow, the Sullivan A sure sounds fantastic" and was surprised to hear it was a Gilchrist. I think I recalled that you had one... too bad you are so short on good sounding mandolins.

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    I want to thank Michael Eck for another job well done with this interview. I'm thrilled to have this one in the books and equally impressed with Andrew's new album which is one of the most musically satisfying to cross my desk in awhile. Musicianship of the highest caliber, with an emphasis on "music."

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    That Gil do have some girth to it and you really do it justice! Great recordings!

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    I want to thank Michael Eck for another job well done with this interview. I'm thrilled to have this one in the books and equally impressed with Andrew's new album which is one of the most musically satisfying to cross my desk in awhile. Musicianship of the highest caliber, with an emphasis on "music."
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    This recording was released without much fanfare. I saw a Facebook post about it, went to iTunes, listened to the first 5 seconds and hit the Buy button! Superior musicianship, beautiful and listenable melodies, and what tone he pulls from that Gil. One of the best instrumental recordings in recent memory.

    And wonderful interview! Interesting to hear him talk about his influences. I knew he liked Compton. I also hear some Tim O’Brien in his playing. But he’s carving out a niche of his own. The dude has some serious chops!

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    Thanks to Michael for the great interview with my own favorite mandolin player, and for the Cafe to get it out to those who can truly appreciate Andrew's immense talents.

    Love seeing the clip with Emily playing the fiddle part on the title track. She is such a great fiddler - totally nails it and provides an interesting contrast to Christian Sedelmyer's work on the album.

    And the Gil is just perfect....

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    This is rapidly becoming one of my favorite listening experiences. Just wonderfully done, it really captures the essence of playing in a group setting listening and reacting to each other dynamically and with energy.

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    what an excellent interview. I need to find the music and take some slow time and listen, I've been on a hamster wheel lately.

    really enjoyed reading all about everything.

    thank you Michael E

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    Agreed, great interview. I gave this another listen after reading the article the other day and was again very impressed. Super interesting to hear about the mandolin choice for this recording as well. I do love hearing the Sullivan A5 at shows though. See y'all at Thalia Hall in February!

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    Here's a snippet from Andrew's performance Friday night in Carrboro.

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    FYI, the new album from Mandolin Orange is out today: Tides of a Teardrop.

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    It was cool to see a blurb about the new album in Billboard.

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    Noting today's anniversary of this interview and a really fantastic album.

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    I remember playing that Sullivan A mandolin several times while hanging out and laughing in John's kitchen when we lived a few blocks from each other, when Portland was still pretty ragged and rundown and definitley NOT hipsterville. If I recall, like most builder's personal instruments, it was made from rejected parts that he didn't want to pass on to customers. John died far too soon...

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    I ordered this from Andrew's website about a month ago. Does anyone know if it's unusual to wait that long for a CD? Sorry, not a streaming guy.
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