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  1. Mandolin Mondays #332 w/ Special Guest Magnus Zetterlund

    Back on Mandolin Mondays this week, we have Swedish mandolinist Magnus Zetterlund with us playing a beautiful Swedish fiddle tune called "Halls Lilla Vals" written by Jon Erik Hall (1877-1948) from Bergsjö in Hälsingland.
    Magnus is playing a sweet a electro-acoustic Phoenix Jazz mandolin.



    Magnus Zetterlund (b.1980) is an award-winning mandolin player and instructor from Sweden. He is a prominent musician ...
  2. Mandolin Mondays #331 w/ Special Guest Tom Wright

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we have 10 string mandolin player Tom Wright with us, carving up a fun medley of "Big Yellow Taxi" and "La Bamba" on his Thomas Buchanan mandolin.



    Tom grew up in Washington, D.C. listening to classical music and studying violin. The creative explosion of the sixties caught his ear and he learned guitar and the songs of the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Frank Zappa, and ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #330 /// "Durang's Hornpipe"

    Been looking at this fun fiddle tune over on my YouTube channel recently, and I thought it would be fun to work up a solo arrangement for Mandolin Mondays here.



    I've got a free pdf tab/notation transcription for all the notes I played in this video right here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FFe...ew?usp=sharing

    Also, check out this free lesson video for the ...
  4. Mandolin Mondays #329 w/ Special Guest Rainer Zellner

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we're joined by German mandolinist and bluegrass promoter Rainer Zellner, playing a beautiful solo version of "Flowers of Edinburgh' with his Northfield Big Mon mandolin.



    Rainer started playing music in the early 70s on guitar when folk music caught his attention. It did not take long until he switched to mandolin for Bluegrass music. In the mid 80s Rainer wrote and published "Das Mandolinenbuch,“ ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #328 w/ Special Guest Alex Rueb

    This week on Mandolin Mondays we have Austin, Texas-based mandolinist Alex Rueb with us to play the frets off this 2005 Collings MF5 Deluxe Varnish with a bit of "Little Rock Getaway."



    Alex Rueb was born and raised in Omaha, NE. Having a strong interest in music from an early age, Alex started playing piano at age 10 and moved on to guitar at 13. At age 17, he picked up a cheap mandolin from a pawn shop and was quickly ...
  6. Mandolin Mondays #327 w/ Special Guest Claudine Langille

    This week on Mandolin Mondays, we have Vermont-based Celtic mandolinist Claudine Langille with us to play a fun set of Irish tunes, "The Fairy Queen," "Red-Haired Molly," and "Hardiman the Fiddler" all performed on her 1914 Gibson A4 mandolin.



    Claudine first picked up a mandolin in 1976 when a traveling musician from Scotland put one in her hands, saying “Try this-it’s way easier than guitar.” ...
  7. Mandolin Mondays #326 w/ Special Guest Andrew Collins

    This week on Mandolin Mondays the great Andrew Collins returns to the series to share some music from his brand new album Love Away the Hate. Here's the title track played on his trusty Heiden mandolin.



    Andrew is one of the cornerstones for the Canadian acoustic music scene. Based in Toronto, he's been a part of many award-winning bands including the Creaking Tree String Quartet, the Foggy Hogtown Boys, as well as the Andrew ...
  8. Mandolin Mondays #325 w/ Special Guest Jim Richter

    This week we have mandolin player and instructor extraordinaire Jim Richter with us to play a brand new original tune called "Nimble Kimble" played on his 2009 Will Kimble Octave Mandolin.



    Jim Richter has increasingly been recognized over the last dozen years as one to watch for a more modern application of blues and blues-based rock to the mandolin. With 30 years of stage and teaching experience on mandolin, guitar, ...
  9. Mandolin Mondays #324 w/ Special Guest Teo Quale

    Returning to Mandolin Mondays this week, we have the incredible Teo Quale from the bands Crying Uncle, Jubilee, and The Barefoot Quales, with us to play an original tune called "Roaming with Homer" played on his 2006 Giacomel mandolin.



    Teo Quale age 15, is a mandolinist and fiddler from Alameda, CA who has been delighting audiences with his inventive and heavily grooved mandolin playing. Teo is fearless on the mandolin, ...
  10. Mandolin Mondays #323 /// "The Goat that Ate the Cabbage Plants"

    Wishing you a happy early St. Patrick's Day from Northern Ireland this week on Mandolin Mondays! Here's a fun Irish jig I recently learned called "The Goat that Ate the Cabbage Plants" that could have been written for our little friend here.



    I've got a free pdf tab/notation transcription for all the notes I played in this video right here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NCX...ew?usp=sharing ...
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