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    Check out you tube for the playing of R Wesley Carr from Rochelle, IL ! The 2019 National mandolin champion ! Pretty good playing !
    My two favorite pastimes are drinking wine and playing the mandolin but most of my friends would rather hear me drink wine! Adapted from quote by Mark Twain------supposedly !

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    I just searched for it and couldn't find anything. Can you add a link?
    Mandolin: Kentucky KM150
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    Ralph "R. Wesley" Carr has a YouTube channel.
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    There is no video of the contest on his YT page
    Good Advice: Play before you pay, and know your product and your market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenhopkins View Post
    Ralph "R. Wesley" Carr has a YouTube channel.
    I've learned a couple things from his channel, it's the first thing I checked after a search came up empty.
    Mandolin: Kentucky KM150
    Other instruments: way too many, and yet, not nearly enough.

    "Imagine life without mandolin. Now slap yourself! Never do it again!" -Gunnar Salyer

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    Walnut valley doesn't allow video, and generally, people comply. They have a videographer, and you can buy your round for a reasonable fee.

    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenhopkins View Post
    Ralph "R. Wesley" Carr has a YouTube channel.
    Glad to here that he won the contest -- well deserved I think. I have been a subscriber to his channel -- lots of good stuff on there coming in connection with his music school I think and also his band associations?. Anyone on the this site know him personally? Always wondered how things work out with his infant daughter.
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    Bernie- I know him. He's a great guy. He and his wife are managing AxInHand here in DeKalb. The last I knew (recently), their daughter is coming along well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Ludewig View Post
    Bernie- I know him. He's a great guy. He and his wife are managing AxInHand here in DeKalb. The last I knew (recently), their daughter is coming along well.
    Thanks for the info and glad to hear it -- things sounded heartbreaking a few years ago.
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    Hey everyone! thanks for all of the positive words! It's crazy to think that people are talking about me on here. Anyways, my daughter is doing much better. If you want to know the full story, there was a gofundme out there that had the updates as they happened (no need to donate, we are all out of the hospital and back at work) After her surgery, she made an amazing recovery. She's doing better than any of her doctors ever would have imagined. She is still on a feeding tube but that shouldn't be permanent. She just has to relearn how to eat. She's a super happy and loving child and we're so blessed to have her in our lives. Thank you for all of your prayers and concern! It really meant a lot to my wife and me.

    Unfortunately, they don't allow video of the competition but I did share a video of me playing one of my tunes last night. I'm still adjusting to the new mando. Even though it's the same brand as I played before, it definitely has its own personality. I'll post the link below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SEoIbAHkgI

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    Cool. Makes me want to watch Back to the Future.

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