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    The Mandolin Cafe has posted the following news release:
    Rich DelGrosso Intervew

    Our feature interview with award winning mandolinist and Mandolin Magazine columnist Rich DelGrosso.



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    Good read, thanks for providing this interview.
    Rich rules !
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    After John Cephas died, I went to his memorial service. Afterwards, we went to a church for some more fellowship and Rich was in a jam group with a dozen or so folks just going at it. He was on the resonator and sounded just great! We met briefly. That said, the musical scene at that gathering was just wonderful! Yes, he can play the mandolin!

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    Fantastic read. I am not so much a blues player, but on the strength of that article I ordered his book.
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    Rich is a very nice guy. His classes are enjoyable.
    I like to sing too and he is great with songs. Thanks for the interview.
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    In my own view Rich and his playing illustrate the blues as a felt thing, not an intellectualized style which often misses the point. Although I have never met him I would bet he is a fine teacher. His blues mandolin book is, I think, the best available.
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    My digital cable comes with music channels. On the blues channel Rich DelGrosso is in rotation with some of the greatest names in blues. That says it all to me.
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    Rich is a nice guy and a helluva player. The world needs more blues mandola. SRSLY!

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    Maybe the world does need more blues mandola. But to me the fact that blues mandolin plays a very small role in the history of 20 and 21st Century music is a point of pride. There are a very limited number of outstanding blues mandolinists so we can get a pretty good grip of the whole scene and those individual contributors. To me, it is kind of nice to be involved in what turns out to be a fairly exclusive club.

    I think what gets my goat is those who think that because they can read music they can "play the blues".... It just isn't that easy, as Rich DelGrosso and others have illustrated through their work.

    I believe that his mandolin blues instructional manual (book) is by far the best learning tool out in print... I would love to see him do an instructional video as I think he is a natural teacher.
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    Great stuff, I got to know Yank some from playing around the region, great fellow.
    Keep up the great work Rich.

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    Very cool Rich. You certainly can pull out some soulful tones out of that mandolin.
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    I have a tendency to buy mandolin instruction books, thinking I will work my way through them and learn everything they have to offer. It rarely happens that way. In fact, there are only two that I have gone through cover to cover - Jethro Burns Mandolin Method, and Rich's book. Thanks for the tasty licks, Rich! And thanks for keeping alive, and also adding to, a vital tradition in American music.

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    OK, the coricidin bottle I got from Duane is coming off the shelf. I'm so glad to hear this music on a mandolin type instrument. Thanks for playing it. And thanks for this interview bringing it to the forefront. I am curious what tunings you prefer.
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    I got the book Maxwell Street to Memphis a few years ago and always recommend it. Great interview, great player, inspirational teacher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandolinfox View Post
    I have a tendency to buy mandolin instruction books, thinking I will work my way through them and learn everything they have to offer. It rarely happens that way. In fact, there are only two that I have gone through cover to cover - Jethro Burns Mandolin Method, and Rich's book. Thanks for the tasty licks, Rich! And thanks for keeping alive, and also adding to, a vital tradition in American music.

    Mike Fox http://www.mandolinfox.com
    Rich is a mandolin treasure, really one of a kind.

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    Rich is an inspiration to all of us blues mandolin players. He has met and played with some of the great bearers of tradition in the genre. He deserves a lot more recognition for his work! Bert Deivert
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    Noting the anniversary of this interview with Rich.

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    "Went up North, to Santa Cruz
    To see Rich DelGrosso playin' The Blues
    Ain't it Sweet,
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    It's hard to beat.
    That Mandolin Bluesman rocked me off my feet!"

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