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  1. Mandolin Mondays w/ Special Guest Elisa Meyer Ferreira

    Returning to Mandolin Mondays this week we have Elisa Meyer Ferreira of Choro das 3 with a very special performance of Jacob do Bandolim's tune “Primas e Bordőes” on her late mentor Paulo Fasanaro's mandolin.

    The youngest sister of Choro das 3, Elisa started studying music at 8 years old, diving straight into learning choro. She studied the bandolim at the Tatui Conservatory under professor Altino Tolodo, ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #376 w/ Special Guest Joe Brent

    Returning to Mandolin Mondays this week we have NYC mandolinist Joe Brent of 9 Horses and Adhyâropa Records with us playing a beautiful original tune called "NaNo" on his Adam Buchwald (Circle Strings) 5 string electric mandolin.

    Joe is a true gem of a mandolin player. His work extends from collaborations with the New York Philharmonic to the legendary Woody Allen. His band 9 Horses combines classical, jazz, and ...
  3. The Unpredictable Jacob do Bandolim

    Elisa Meyer Ferreira

    Oi amigos do Mandolin Cafe!

    It's about time to tell you what Jacob do Bandolim did with the recommendation letter Luiz Americano hand wrote for him to introduce him to the radio. If you haven't read my previous article you can do so here.

    Jacob couldn't have felt happier with this amazing surprise, to meet Luiz Americano completely by chance. Luiz was very well known and famous at the time. He was at a shop to fix his wife's guitar. ...

    Updated Mar-14-2023 at 3:17pm by ElisaBandolim

  4. Mandolin Mondays #375 w/ Special Guest Brian Carroll

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by mandolinist, songwriter, and music journalist, Brian Carroll of the online music publication Red Line Roots, playing an original instrumental called "Man in a Ballon" on his guitar bodied octave mandolin made by Andrew Mueller of Muleskinner Instruments.

    Brian is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who spent over a decade in the Boston music community, releasing 4 ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #374 w/ Special Guest Ethan Setiawan

    Returning to Mandolin Mondays this week, we have mandolinist Ethan Setiawan playing a stunning crosspicking original tune from his forthcoming album. The composition is called "Uncrossed" and Ethan is playing his Monteleone Grand Artist here.

    Originally from Goshen, Indiana, Ethan Setiawan has a command of the instrument far beyond his twenty-five years. He's a Berklee School of Music Alum, and has won both the ...