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    Default some really good mandolin playing in this song

    meet me at the creek, billy strings band
    at 2:40 starts some interesting mando.

    ....just not mandolin, the whole group are amazing artists. I'd say those fellows are worn out at nights end.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEzWuT1RyQk

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    I like Billy Strings but I keep rewatching his videos primarily to watch his mandolin player!
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    Would folks agree that we can thank the New Grass Revival for that particular rhythmic pulse/solo type section? I know that's where I first really heard that approach. The mando player is Joshua Rilko I believe. Pretty sure he switched mandolin brands recently. Comes to mind anyway. Fun stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Growth View Post
    The mando player is Joshua Rilko I believe. Pretty sure he switched mandolin brands recently.
    The one in the above video is a Northfield with the name (partially?) taped over. I think he's playing a Gibson now but not sure about that.

    I'm a Northfield owner and fan but I do think the more recent one (whatever it is) sounds better.
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    I love Northfield Mandos, have own several wonderful F5's from them. And, am interested in the new F5 4.0!
    Joshua recently got a Wienman. They show a video of him playing it on their website. Those fellas we're getting after in the video in the Billy Strings group. Great fun.

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    Ah, that's a different mandolin player than I've been enjoying in other Billy Strings videos.
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    I met Billy at a workshop a few years ago. He seemed pretty disinterested in the whole thing. Maybe he was tired or not feeling well; I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

    He needs to work on keeping his voice on the mic. He backed up and faded out on the vocals a lot. Just my .02.
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    Hi flatpicknut...is the other mandolin player you have seen Jarrod Walker? I had not heard of Jarrod prior to hearing about the Wienman mandolins. He too is highlighted on their website and talks about playing with Billy's group:

    "I have toured with Claire Lynch the past few years and will be hitting the road hard with Billy Strings next year. I don't know if you're familiar with either of these names but they're both fantastic".

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    Default Re: some really good mandolin playing in this song

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Growth View Post
    Hi flatpicknut...is the other mandolin player you have seen Jarrod Walker?
    Yep, that's the guy! I love his solos.
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    Cool...can you recommend any specific videos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Growth View Post
    Cool...can you recommend any specific videos?
    Here's one I liked. Audio isn't great for the most part but the camera is near the mandolin and catches some tasty solos.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4j0LtIqOdN8

    And here's another longer video with the same mandolin player:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sY29AOp1Wi0
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    No doubt he is a fine picker, thanks.

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