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Mandolin Mondays #384 w/ Special Guest Andy Leftwich

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Returning to Mandolin Mondays this week, we're joined by multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Andy Leftwich and his Gilchrist mandolin to share an original tune called "Kimper County" from his brand new solo album.

Four-time GRAMMY-winning instrumentalist Andy Leftwich began playing the fiddle at the age of six, entering his first contest at seven and winning the National Championship for Beginners at the age of twelve. By the time he was a teenager, he had appeared on the Grand Ole Opry and “Music City Tonight” with Crook and Chase, and had established a reputation as a winning contest fiddler throughout the Southeast. At 15, he capped off his contest career by winning Winfield, Kansas’s Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle Championship, one of the most prestigious contests in the country. At the same time, with mandolin and guitar added to his arsenal, Andy began playing professionally, and before he finished his teens, he had joined Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder in 2001. In addition to 2005’s solo album, Ride, Andy has recorded two critically acclaimed albums as a member of Three Ring Circle (with dobro player Rob Ickes and bassist Dave Pomeroy), and built an impressive list of studio credits as one of Nashville’s top session players.

Andy has just released a phenomenal new album entitled The American Fiddler--be sure to check it out here:

Be sure to connect with Andy at the links below for more info about his music:

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

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  2. Alfons's Avatar
    Most excellent!
  3. 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