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  1. Mandolin Mondays #393 w/ Special Guest Carrera Stamile

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by the incredibly talented, 16 year-old, South Carolina classical mandolinist Carrera Stamile and her Carlo Mazzaccara mandolin for a performance of the “Obsession” movement from Sonata No. 2 by Eugčne Ysa˙e. And she needs your help to raise support for a special mandolin further education opportunity--check out her GoFundMe page below:

    Carrera’s interest in mandolin started when ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #392: "Crazy Creek"

    I did a recent lesson video on speed tips that people seemed to like, so I thought I better practice what I preach! Here's a wacky, fun, speedy Bill Keith tune called "Crazy Creek," and you can grab the tab for this arrangement below:

    If you'd like to check out my 7 Tips for Playing Faster on the Mandolin, here's the video link:

    And you can download the ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #391 w/ Special Guest Brielle Petrie

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Utah mandolinist Brielle Petrie of the Copper Kettle Band playing an original tune called "The Merry Maple" on her Weber Bitterroot mandolin.

    Brielle has always been interested in learning new instruments. She started learning classical violin/fiddle, then picked up piano and guitar. When she started learning mandolin and was introduced to bluegrass, ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #390 w/ Special Guest Stefano Boldrin

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, we’re joined by Italian mandolinist Stefano Boldrin playing some beautiful Celtic interpretations of some Italian folks tunes on his Jimmy Moon mandolin.

    Here’s a word from Stefano about his music and this video, “I live in Veneto and I play traditional folk music from Irish to Old Time, to North-Italian trad. Among my musical inspiration there are trad musician like Andy Irvine, Tim O'Brien, the Bothy Band ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #389 w/ Special Guest Titus Luckhaupt

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Ohio-based mandolinist Titus Luckhaupt of the band My Brother's Keeper, playing a mando version of the theme music from HBO's Succession on his Northfield NFS-F5 model mandolin.

    Here's a word from Titus about this video, "My name is Titus Luckhaupt and I’m a mandolinist from Cincinnati. I’ve been playing mandolin for my band My Brother’s Keeper for 12 ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #388 w/ Special Guest Jack Dwyer

    Back on Mandolin Mondays this week, we're joined by Pacific Northwest mandolinist Jack Dwyer and his Pomeroy mandolin, playing an original composition called "Downtown Rondo" from his brand new album Rondos Vol. 1.

    Northwest songslinger and strum-for-hire, Jack Dwyer, has pursued a wide-ranging career as a songwriter, singer, bandleader, multi-instrumentalist side & studio musician, teacher, ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #387 w/ Special Guest Justin Vilchez

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Australian mandolinist Justin Vilchez playing the Kenny Baker tune "Salty" on his Duff mandolin.

    A mandolinist from Australia, Justin Vilchez began his musical journey playing music at the age of eight. His love for melody led him to pursue a bachelor's degree in jazz and contemporary music. He then ventured overseas to Canada, where he joined the ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #386 w/ Special Guest Laetitia Barbera

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Italian mandolinist Laetitia Barbera playing "Pelagias's Song" from the movie Captain Corelli's mandolin.

    Born in Taormina, a beautiful town in Sicily, Laetitia began her studies in piano, double bass and mandolin at the Messina Conservatory at a very young age. She's a member of the centennial "Orchestra a plettro di Taormina." Laetitia developed her career ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #385 w/ Special Guest Guđmundur Atli Pétursson

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Icelandic mandolinist Guđmundur Atli Pétursson of the band Brek playing an original untitled composition on his 2010 Andrew Mowry mandolin.

    Guđmundur has worked with the bluegrass band Illgresi, as well as participating in various projects such as playing musical instruments on recordings and concerts with Baggalút, Brother Grass, Krumma and others. Now he plays with the new Icelandic ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #384 w/ Special Guest Andy Leftwich

    Returning to Mandolin Mondays this week, we're joined by multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Andy Leftwich and his Gilchrist mandolin to share an original tune called "Kimper County" from his brand new solo album.

    Four-time GRAMMY-winning instrumentalist Andy Leftwich began playing the fiddle at the age of six, entering his first contest at seven and winning the National Championship for Beginners ...
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