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    Default Helping out a mandolin themed film: Jacob's First Mandolin

    An interesting project Jacob Sharp of the band Mipso filled me in on and I thought it would be great to share and for this community to throw it's support behind. Here's the story:

    Visit NC and the state of North Carolina recently commissioned 12 filmmakers to make films telling uniquely North Carolina stories. Jacob's film-making brother Taylor and filmmaking partner Holland Gallagher were chosen to tell this tale of the bet between Jacob and his father that resulted in him getting a mandolin. They went to Emerald Isle for two days this past April with a film crew and relived the memories.

    The film is now in a competition and if it wins it will air on national TV and funds will be donated to the non-profit Casting for Hope. We just voted and it's easy, only asking for an email address. You might get on a mailing list but you can always unsubscribe. To vote for the video go to the contest site where all 12 videos are listed and look for Jacob's First Mandolin to cast your vote.

    Here's the video in its entirety and if you like it, the band, and particularly the Sharp brothers would appreciate your vote in support. Jacob tells me he started hanging out on the Cafe years ago when he was 13. I hope it does well. It's a wonderful short film and deserves our support.


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    Awroit! Worthwhile support for this film, and easy to do. I was able to Wade right in and cast a vote. It looks like one can vote once per day, but I'll know more tomorrow!

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    This was really wonderful! <3

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    Nice story! Great quote: "One of the best bets I lost in my whole life". Nicely done film. Got my vote.

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    Great story!

    Gotta love the intersection of fishing and mandolins.
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    Voted. I love stories like this. Good luck!

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    That's great! (I saw Mipso at Old Settlers in 2019. Got my first one of their CDs!)
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    Two pretty significant fish.
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    Fishing and mandolins. Doesn't get much better than that.

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    Loved the story and the scenery from my state. And I love Mipso.

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    Yes indeed that was nice. Memories, mandolins and fishing - the magic triad. Thanks Doug

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    It's a two way race with the film about the bike rider. You can indeed vote every day.
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    It's neck and neck! My vote for today is in.

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    I'm in!
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    The movie gives the mandolin a context. That is great.

    When someone at work tells you their kid is learning guitar, there is a whole context that comes to mind, about the struggle, about social access, about the pitfalls. Everyone "gets it". Hopefully shorts like this movie can help establish a context for the mandolin in the greater culture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Statman View Post
    Awroit! Worthwhile support for this film, and easy to do. I was able to Wade right in and cast a vote. It looks like one can vote once per day, but I'll know more tomorrow!
    thanks for your support, paul! contest ends tomorrow and you can vote each day (once per device!). thanks for your support - appreciate you wading in

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    thank you jeff! contest ends 5 pm EST Friday. we could really use your support pushing this thing over the finish line! you can vote today and tomorrow (once per device if you have multiple email addresses!). thanks for your help. I'm hopeful the film leads another unlikely kid like me to their first mandolin as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mipsomandolin View Post
    thanks for your support, Paul! contest ends tomorrow and you can vote each day (once per device!). thanks for your support - appreciate you wading in
    Great - I shall wade in again today.Thanks.

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    56 likes on YouTube...... come on Madolinecafe community, WE can better than that!

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    It was just announced that Jacobs's First Mandolin won! Congratulations, Jacob!

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