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    Question Mandolin musical genres / artists

    What artist play Mandolin musical genres like for example Battle of evermore or Whiskey in the jar?
    I know Led zepplin plays battle of evermore and Wiiskey in the Jar is Irisk folk. Can we name some non Blue Grass players. Not bashing Blue Grass at all. Just want to branch out.

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    Oval holes are cool David Lewis's Avatar
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    Ok, there’s a lot of great jazz players - jethro burns, don stiernberg, Jason Anick, tiny moore, ...

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    There's a lot of mandolin in early Blues. Check out Yank Rachel tearing it up. And Rich DelGrosso on the contemporary side

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    Here's a suggestion: spend some time exploring the Mandolin Cafe mp3 Library. Lots of different genres represented there and there are even son tabs at the top of the list for specific genres.

    Also search for mandolin on Youtube.

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    There's a thread here about the use of mandolin in rock that has a list of over 100 bands and 300, maybe 400 songs. The most recent update was 2 1/2 years ago, and is spread over Posts #296-298, because it's that far over the character limit for a single post. It's high time for it to be updated again. Must get around to it ...

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    Unsure of the mandolin player's name, but a defunct band I found this last year called Larry and His Flask are really interesting and fun.
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    If you go to the category "Jazz/Blues Variants, Bossa, Choro, Klezmer" on the Forum page, you'll find 50 entries with blues and blues-related mandolin, by neatly 50 different musicians.
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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