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Mandolin Mondays #371 w/ Special Guest Caleb Edwards

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Returning to Mandolin Mondays this week, we're joined by mandolinist Caleb Edwards playing and singing this Elizabeth Cotten classic "Freight Train" on his 2017 Northfield Big Mon Mandolin.

Caleb Christopher Edwards mixes his folksy tenor, ringing melodies, and melodic poetry in a glass to toast as an earthy, American cocktail. Lyrics of hope, doubt, and wonder ground his songs like muddled sugar while his swift, peaty mandolin garnishes the glass rim. While Edwards’ spirit is smooth, it ignites a fire that audiences can carry for a lifetime: a truly refreshing glass of American folk music.

And just recently, Caleb launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new mandolin recording that he's working on--check out the project and support his efforts here:

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

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

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Updated Feb-18-2023 at 11:18am by dbmandolin



  1. Joe Welna's Avatar
    Beautifully done Caleb!
  2. Todd Bowman's Avatar
    One of my favorite tunes! Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing!
  3. geechee's Avatar
    I believe you got inside that song. That's hard to do. Excellent performance!
  4. jaycat's Avatar
    Great job. PS--it's "Cotten" not "Cotton."