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  1. lenf12's Avatar
    It's nice to know that Sam B. will have somebody to hand the torch to when the time comes. Justin should pick up a bit of "head shacking" though :-)
  2. grassrootphilosopher's Avatar
    It is interesting to see such youthful exuberance. I also like your Duff. It is no secret that I like Duff mandolins. Thumbs up all in all.
  3. Cheryl Watson's Avatar
    Justin, that was awesome tasteful and agile playing with great tone! Thanks!
  4. Nick Royal's Avatar
    Pretty impressive. Wish we could hear the Kenny Baker fiddle version too.
  5. Alfons's Avatar
    Well done! I'll be listening to that a few more times.
  6. cayuga red's Avatar
    Snappy tune and snappy playing! Nice mandolin too. Thanks for posting.
  7. cayuga red's Avatar
    Fine playing from an upcoming artist. He should become a major star in Americana and bluegrass music.
  8. cayuga red's Avatar
    Lovely music and beautifully played!
  9. Alfons's Avatar
    Very nice, and I really like the interesting tones you are getting from that mandolin.
  10. DougC's Avatar
    It is so nice to hear the 'relaxed' phrases. Beautiful music.
  11. Scot63's Avatar
  12. Dagger Gordon's Avatar
    Lovely sound from that mandolin. It's always interesting to see musicians from parts of the world we don't hear from enough.
  13. Alfons's Avatar
    Nice ideas - I think that "work in progress" has legs. Sounds very nice, and you're certainly getting some great tone from that Mowry.
  14. MontanaMatt's Avatar
    CNC is older than 2010…maybe not for Andrew…
    Lovely song!
  15. grassrootphilosopher's Avatar

    It is often the case that, if you are geographically isolated, your style or playing takes a life of its own despite of the probably noticable influences.
  16. lenf12's Avatar
    There ain't enough caffiene in the world to get me up to that speed (or tasty notes . Andy is a phenominal talent!!!

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  17. Alfons's Avatar
    Most excellent!
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  19. Paul Statman's Avatar
    Bostin, Emory! Still one of the best. Bravo, sir!
  20. KEB's Avatar
    Sounds killer Emory-- nice work. A & E strings really sing on that Heiden!

    (Or could that be technique? Nah, probably just equipment )
  21. William Smith's Avatar
    Emory is a fantastic player, I first heard him when he was on my late Great Uncle Dick Smith's first recording with Mike O' Reilly in 1998. Great Stuff!
  22. chuck3's Avatar
    Love Emory's playing. He was an inspiration to me early on, and still is.
  23. Alfons's Avatar
    Excellent tune, playing and tone. Love the recording too! The audio and video are great. Love cruisin' The 8 and your other projects as well.
  24. Fretbear's Avatar
    That tone is the definition of "The Modern Sound".....
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  26. Brian Ebie's Avatar
    I could listen to this over and over. Great playing, Emory, and an amazing sound coming out of that Heiden.
  27. DougC's Avatar
    Lovely tune on that Capek F5 mandolin.
  28. nick delmore's Avatar
    Didn't recognize the instrument she was playing. It would be nice if the make & year were included in every M.M. description. I know they sometimes are but I'm always curious about the mandolin & I imagine others are too.
  29. JonDoug's Avatar
    Wonderfully contemplative, with lots going on below the seeming calm. Great!
  30. Paul Cowham's Avatar
    I have happy memories of meeting Abbey (and her mum) back in 2017 at the Crossover festival in the Uk. I also recall that we had a late night "jam" on the Friday eve. I was really impressed with her mandolin playing, and it is great to see her doing well. Lovely playing here too.

    If you read this Abbey, bests to you (and your mum!), Paul
    Updated May-02-2023 at 2:49am by Paul Cowham
  31. Scot63's Avatar
    That was really beautiful! Thank you.
  32. Glassweb's Avatar
    Absolutely worth slowing this down to 50% to study her fantastic technique. Look for the little "gear" at the bottom of the YouTube page and go to "playback settings". There you can choose normal, 3/4, 1/2 speed etc... Superb playing!
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  34. DougC's Avatar
    Charlotte certainly has mastery of the mandolin techniques. I enjoyed the 'setting aside' the pick for a quiet passage. She's a huge talent in the mandolin world. Thanks for sharing this video.
  35. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    Bravo!!! Absolutely stunning! Not familiar with Jiro Nakano, but I will be moving forward! Love the finger-picking section; very sweet! A moving performance! Thank you, Charlotte and David, for sharing!
  36. Scot63's Avatar
    Wow! Thank you for getting Monday off to a wonderful start.
  37. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Here's information about Charlotte's recording released in June last year.
  38. Alfons's Avatar
    Well that's some fine pickin! A great tune and sound and some interesting techniques too. I'm gonna have to watch this a couple more times in slo-mo.
  39. cayuga red's Avatar
    Magnificent! Great tune and great playing. And what a mandolin!
  40. Alfons's Avatar
    Alright! Very nicely done, and some fun dynamics in there too.
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  43. danielpatrick's Avatar
    Great stuff!!
  44. Andy B's Avatar
    Alan, I love your playing on Soldiers Joy and all the variations. Congratulations on the new Gil-it sure looks mighty fine and sounds lovely in your hands.
  45. Alfons's Avatar
    You tricky devil, you - I like that minor excursion! Way cool, and you are getting some great sounds from that Gil.
  46. Jim Garber's Avatar
    Nice, Alan, and thanks for the “trip around the world”—and the fretboard—with the Soldier’s Joy. Lovely to hear you play and congratulations on the new Gilchrist.
  47. Don Grieser's Avatar
    Great playing, Alan! Great to meet you and jam at Monroe Camp. Congrats on the beautiful Gil.
  48. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    A very joyful Soldier's Joy! Thank you, Alan and David, for sharing!
  49. Josh Levine's Avatar
    Well done Alan. Bonus points for the “Slidey’s”.
  50. MontanaMatt's Avatar
    Thanks for the “Joy”!
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