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  1. Mandolin Mondays #358 /// "Johnny's Peacock"

    So happy to be with you all this Mandolin Monday to share a tune from the new Foreign Landers album. This is a tune called "Johnny's Peacock" and I thought it would be fun to do an 8 string duet version of this one with my Apitius Vangaurd mandolin and Octolindo S Model Deluxe octave mandolin.



    The new album Travelers Rest is now out and available to stream/download on all platforms--take a listen here: https://linktr.ee/theforeignlanders ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #357 w/ Special Guest Bertolf Lentink

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we have the incredible Dutch multi-instrumentalist Bertolf Lentink with us, playing an original tune called "Blueberry Blossom" on his 1950 Gibson F12 mandolin.



    Bertolf is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter, and bluegrass lover from the city of Zwolle in The Netherlands. He founded the band The Junes and has toured and recorded extensively with the Dutch tribute ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #356 w/ Special Guest Jared Fischer

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we welcome Cambridge, MA based mandolinist Jared Fischer and his 1994 Grand Classic Apitius mandolin for a very Halloween appropriate performance of J.S. Bach's famous Toccata in D minor.



    Jared became fully immersed in the Bluegrass scene after moving to Denver, Colorado and discovering a vibrant, supportive community there. He played with a few different groups before moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #355 w/ Special Guest Aaron Weinstein

    This week we've got a special video from the Peghead Nation vaults! Returning to Mandolin Mondays we have chord melody mandolinist extraordinaire Aaron Weinstein with us sharing a performance of the Ray Noble standard "The Very Thought of You" on his amazing Apitius Yorkville archtop mandolin.



    Aaron needs no introduction here! His virtuoso chord melody style of playing the mandolin is like no other! Not only is he ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #354 w/ Special Guest Mike Mullins

    Returning to Mandolin Mondays this week, we have California mandolinist Mike Mullins with us to share a beautiful original, "The Forgotten Waltz" on his newly acquired 1923 Gibson H-1 mandola. Beautiful stuff here!



    San Francisco Bay Area native Mike Mullins has been a fixture on the West Coast acoustic music
    scene for over 40 years. Well-known for his guitar work with the Cache Valley Drifters (Bill Griffin ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #353 w/ Special Guest Marilynn Mair

    Back on Mandolin Mondays this week we have author of the well known Mel Bay Complete Mandolinist method book Marilynn Mair with us to share a new original Etude from her recent album played on her Woodley mandolin.



    For over four decades Marilynn Mair has played music across the globe, released two dozen solo and ensemble recordings, published four method books, written countless columns, and taught as a Professor of Music ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #352 w/ Special Guest Harry Clark

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we've got Nashville mandolinist Harry Clark with us from The Dan Tyminski Band and East Nash Grass--fresh after winning the IBMA Instrumentalist of the Year Momentum Award last week! Check out his awesome playing on this Nate Leath tune "Spider Shoe" played on Harry's Gilchrist mandolin.



    Harry has been a veteran of the bluegrass and mandolin scenes for quite some ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #351 w/ Special Guest Jake Eddy

    Have you ever heard a mandocello played quite like this? Flatpicker extraordinaire Jake Eddy is with us this week to burn this Monroe tune "Tallahassee" on his new 1921 Gibson mandocello.



    Jake Eddy is a bluegrass guitarist born and raised in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He began his music career and lifelong addiction to the road by playing banjo professionally at the age of fourteen with bluegrass-legend Melvin Goins. ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #350 w/ Special Guest Matt Norman

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we've got UK classical mandolinist Matt Norman with us to share a compelling performance of the classic Raffaele Calace piece "Piccola Gavota."



    Matt is a multi-instrumentalist and singer best know for his mandolin playing. He regularly performs in the folk scene with his band Gadarene, at Ceilidhs and social dances as well as Matt's own classical mandolin performances. This past May, ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #349 w/ Special Guest Danny Knicely

    Returning to Mandolin Mondays we have Danny Knicely with us, this time with a vintage Kalamazoo Mandocello paying tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II with a beautiful performance of the Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn composition "Single Petal of a Rose" that was composed in honor of the Queen.



    If you're new to his amazing music, Danny is a multi-talented musician and music producer from the Shenandoah valley ...
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