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Mandolin Mondays #328 w/ Special Guest Alex Rueb

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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 hooked, marking the start of his addiction to bluegrass music. Alex moved to the Austin area in 2002 to check out the music scene and soon joined The Grassy Knoll Boys where he honed his mandolin chops and developed a love for singing three-part harmonies. When Alex stumbled upon the The Lost Pines in 2010 he was immediately impressed with the bandís original songwriting and deliberate arrangements Ė a rarity in the Austin bluegrass scene. He was thrilled when he received an invitation to contribute to the bandís upcoming record with producer Lloyd Maines and became a full-time member of the band shortly thereafter. Aside from bluegrass music, Alex enjoys playing jazz piano, latin, and gypsy swing.

Be sure to connect with Alex at the following links below for more information about his music:

https://www.facebook.com/alex.rueb/
https://www.instagram.com/alex_rueb/
http://www.lostpinesband.com/

And as always, tune in next week for more Mandolin Mondays! Until then...

Happy Picking!
David

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Comments

  1. Bshag's Avatar
    One of my favorite tunes beautifully played. Thx Alex and David.
  2. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    A great tune and a wonderful performance!!! Thank you, Alex, for sharing!!
  3. MontanaMatt's Avatar
    What, no .pdf of the sheet music?



    Oh, and wow! Such a great performance!
  4. doc holiday's Avatar
    Killer playing by an all around nice guy & great ambassador at Collings Guitars & Mandolins!
  5. Clement Barrera-Ng's Avatar
    Phenomenal picking. And coincidentally, just saw another great video of Mr. Rueb picking on a Waterloo WL-M, inspired by the other thread on the recent demise of the Waterloo mandolin:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ5FHlqXkto
  6. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by doc holiday
    Killer playing by an all around nice guy & great ambassador at Collings Guitars & Mandolins!
    Alex is no longer with Collings as of a few months ago. He has taken up a position as a software developer, something he's been working at for some time but is now going into it full-time.
  7. William Smith's Avatar
    Very nice, I need to learn this tune, I always liked it, for sure the way Don Reno played it on banjer.