Mandolin Cafe News

New Music
Builder News
Special Events
Bill Graham

News Search

NOTE: you are viewing old, archived Mandolin Cafe News articles. Our news has relocated here.

Matt Flinner Mandolin Workshop - Smyrna, Tennessee

By Mandolin Cafe
September 17, 2007 - 7:50 am

Email article Email article  Printer friendly Printer friendly

Matt Flinner

Matt Flinner

Smyrna, Tenn. — Matt Flinner, widely considered one of the finest mandolin players on the acoustic scene, will teach a mandolin workshop Saturday, October 13, 2007, at the Smyrna Assembly.

Matt Flinner has made a career out of playing acoustic music in new ways. Starting out as a banjo prodigy who was playing bluegrass festivals before he entered his teens, Flinner later took up the mandolin, won the National Banjo Competition in Winfield, KS in 1990, and won the mandolin award there the following year.

He moved to Nashville in 1999 and is now widely considered one of the hottest and most creative mandolin players on the acoustic scene. His two solo albums for Compass Records, The View from Here and Latitude, both featured bluegrass stalwarts Todd Phillips, David Grier, Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas and Darol Anger, and received high critical acclaim. Flinner actively tours with Phillips and Grier (in Phillips, Grier and Flinner) and the modern Mandolin Quartet, as well as with his own Matt Flinner Acoustic Trio and Matt Flinner Quartet, which released its Walking on the Moon CD on Compass in 2002.

This workshop will cover: Right hand technique; improving speed, tone and accuracy; Left hand finger-busters; Various approaches to improvisation; creating variations to common tunes and Building a practice schedule.

Additional information:
Date: October 13, 2007 (Saturday)
Location: Smyrna Assembly
14119 Old Nashville Highway
Smyrna, Tennessee 37167
Time: 1:00 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $50

Located 10 minutes south of Nashville on I-24 and easily accessible from I-40 (Memphis, Knoxville), I-24 (Chattanooga, South West Kentucky) and I-65 (Louisville/Bowling Green, Birmingham).

Registration payment accepted via Paypal to or check can be made out to Matt Flinner and mailed to:

Hal Loflin
107 Brookfield Court
Smyrna, TN 37167
Contact: Hal Loflin

This workshop is sponsored in part by the Mandolin Cafe.

Eastman MandolinsMorgan MusicAcoustic Music CompanyThe Music EmporiumKentucky MandolinsEllis MandolinsWeber MandolinsMandolin World HeadquatersThe Mandolin StoreD'Addario StringsJustStrings.comElderly Instruments