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  1. Mandolin Mondays #413 w/ Special Guest Liam Purcell

    Back on Mandolin Mondays this week, we're joined by Liam Purcell of Liam Purcell and Cane Mill Road, playing the Thile tune "Bittersweet Reel" on Liam's 2014 Steve Sorensen Two-Point Sprite--filmed here by Teddy Kent.

    Growing up just down the road from Doc Watson, Liam Purcell leads Cane Mill Road as they rock the traditional bluegrass standards they were raised on, yet boldly write original ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #412 w/ Special Guest Mason Via

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Old Crow Medicine Show guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Mason Via, playing an old time fiddle tune called "Whiteface" on a Bernabe 3-point mandolin.

    You might know Mason Via as a member of Old Crow Medicine show (who he made his Grand Ole Opry debut with.) You also may have seen him on a past season of American Idol, in which he made it into the ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #410 w/ Special Guest Joti Rockwell

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by California mandolinist and music professor Joti Rockwell, for an impressive 11 minute performance of Bach's C major Fugue BWV 1005 on his Heiden A-style Standard model made in 2011.

    Joti Rockwell is a music professor at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Originally from the Washington, DC area, he is a multi-instrumentalist and performer of American roots ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #409 w/ Special Guest Chris Silver

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by mandolinist Chris Silver playing an original tune "Castle Danger" on his 2015 Liebers mandolin.

    Chris Silver is best known throughout the country as a virtuoso flatpick guitar and mandolin player and
    can be heard at festivals, theaters, and clubs and radio shows across the globe. Formerly of the bands
    Stoney Lonesome, Tangled Roots, and the Kate Mackenzie ...

    Updated Nov-26-2023 at 1:26pm by dbmandolin

  5. Mandolin Mondays #408 w/ Wolfgang Meyering & Michael Waterstradt

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, we're joined by German mandolinist Wolfgang Meyering with his Jurgen Richter mandolin and his bassist bandmate Michael Waterstrad playing an original tune called "Klompenswing."

    Get to know Wolfgang and his music here with this lovely self introduction, "My name is Wolfgang Meyering from Germany. I send you a little humorous tune for Mandolin Mondays. It is a song that I have written ...

    Updated Oct-30-2023 at 12:43pm by dbmandolin

  6. Mandolin Mondays #407 w/ Special Guest Michael Daves

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by bluegrass guitar and vocal powerhouse Michael Daves, playing an old time fiddle tune called "Benton's Dream" on this mid-30s Gibson A50.

    Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Michael Daves grew up playing bluegrass in the grand old tradition of staying up late & singing loud. Although he’s since moved north, the Southern roots permeate his music, however traditional or experimental. ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #406 w/ Special Guest Jesse Smathers

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Floyd, VA, mandolinist and guitarist of the Lonesome River Band, Jesse Smathers, playing the "Methodist Preacher" on his Hinde mandolin.

    Jesse began playing the guitar at age 11, picked up the mandolin at 15, and was heavily influenced by the music of Lonesome River Band. In 2009, he won the guitar championship of the Virginia Folk Music Association. The following year, ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #404 /// "Kentucky Mandolin"

    Such a fun Monroe tune to play on a fitting instrument!

    If you want to hear how this mandolin stacks up against 6 other beginner mandolins, check out the recent beginner mandolin comparison video that we just did on the channel here:

    Also, if you want a transcription of this arrangement, you can find the tab/notation here: ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #402 w/ Special Guest Ian Coury

    Back with a vengeance! This week Brazilian mandolinst Ian Coury returns to Mandolin Mondays with this virtousic original composition called "Solando no Limbo" (Soloing in Limbo) played on his powerful 10-string bandolim built by Pedro Santos.

    If you're unfamiliar with Ian's work, he's one of the most respected virtuosos of the 10-string bandolim and the Choro genre. Since last on the series, Ian has been busy teaching ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #401 w/ Special Guest Noah Fishman

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by Maine multi-instrumentalist Noah Fishman and his Campanella Dué mandolin playing this moving original tune entitled "The Way Home" from his recent album.

    Noah Fishman is a performer, composer, and educator. Rooted in Maine, Noah ventures to make bold, playful statements by bending lines between folk, chamber, and jazz. At home on a number of stringed instruments including ...
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