I've been ruminating on this idea for some time, and folks that have read my posts on Mandolin Cafe know some of my promises to start a 'resource' for klezmer mandolin here.
The general notion is that I want a place to share really good acoustic music in klezmer. There is very little klezmer out there on the internet played on mandolins and I want to change it here.
So, what is klezmer music, or what is the 'pure drop' as they say in Irish music. And how does mandolin
Hmmm, let's see now, I guess I should start with a biography. My personal musical history. I just watched Mike Marshall's 'live interview' from Germany (October 2014). And I recalled what I was doing when he described his musical background. It is far more interesting... but I'm a little older than him.
Anyway, in high school I began in earnest playing guitar, a hand made classical guitar from a luthier neighbor. I then bought a Gibson J40 adjustable bridge steel string from a folk