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    On the back deck

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    Sitting on the deck playing my Capek A5. And looking North .....
    We have all had some trying times but don't forget to look up!
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    Patrick Sky RIP

    Patrick Sky, one of the bright lights of the folk scare of the 1960s, a contemporary of Bob Dylan, great friend of Dave Van Ronk, special friend of Buffy Saint-Marie, died Thursday 5/27/21 at the age...
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    Building a Ukulele - NMC

    Rick Turner posted this video from a Ford Motor Company series from the early 1900's on Facebook.



    For those that can't see the embedded video here's the link:
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  4. Jimmy Buffett: Something So Feminine About A Mandolin

    I've always enjoyed this song. It was recently re-released on his "Songs You Don't Know By Heart" album. This morning I stumbled across this video with Jimmy Buffett talking about it.

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    Taking up (a) Mandolin

    I like this expression. I like rolling it around in my head and thinking about it.

    I was moving along through my life, and a mandolin happened. I took it up into my hands, and my life changed...
  6. Planet Bluegrass Announces Outdoor Live Spring Concerts

    https://bluegrass.com/spring-grass?utm_source=Bluegrass.com+Subscribers&utm_campaign=3528084985-NFTP20190826-FFFestivarianSurvey-TixBuyers_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7c905ce758-3528084985-921...
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    NMD Collings MT2

    Hey Folks, I ordered this beautiful Collings MT2 w/torrified top a few weeks back and after waiting a week to be shipped, because of some real nasty weather most of us saw. And then waiting an...
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    Re: Plans for the Gibson Kalamazoo Site

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    Well, we can hope for the best on such a grand plan.
    A couple of years ago my wife & I were returning home from a weekend in Michigan. On a whim, we decided to exit in Kalamazoo to find the...
  9. Not perfect by no means but I'm learning :-)

    https://rumble.com/vdx7m5-me-myself-and-i-on-the-mandolin.html
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    Stolen mandolin recovered!

    Hi all,

    I just wanted to share a very happy story with you, and it's really only happy because of the help of this wonderful community here on Mandolin Cafe!

    Earlier last year our shop was...
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    Jonathan Kellerman

    Worth looking at is Kellerman's novel, A COLD HEART.
    The book is dedicated to George Gruhn and John Monteleone among others.
    The book features vintage mandolins and guitars.
    Kellerman himself has...
  12. Excellent Musical Documentary Now Playing - It Was The Music

    Hey Folks, I have been caught up on one of the best music documentaries that I have seen in a long time. It is called “It was the Music” and follows the musical lives of Larry Campbell and Teresa...
  13. Old-Time/String Band/Bluegrass-ish Jam in Myrtle Beach

    It's hard finding acoustic old-time/folk/bluegrass/Americana nerds in the Myrtle Beach, SC area, but I've finally put a small group together. If you are in the area and interested in jamming let me...
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    Re: Music in Charleston and St Augustine

    I'm an hour and half up the road in Myrtle Beach if you land in Charleston. I have a small group that gets together second to last Sunday of the month for a hybrid old time/bluegrass/Americana jam....
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    The Sound of the American Mandolin

    This is a great and informative video about Gibson mandolins, both pre-Loar and post-Loar.

    https://youtu.be/gv5E7OlKI5k

    In this documentary from 1995 Tony Williamson goes through the history of...
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    Re: Jams in The Villages

    northfloridabluegrass.org
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    Mandolin Cafe Milestones

    As I sit here today, on this palindromic day of 1/23/21, gazing into my computer screen, noticing that this will be my 12,000th post, I reflect upon all that the Mandolin Café has been, done, and...
  18. Online Music Hour Sun 17th Jan 4pm PST (will include mandolin!)

    Hi Folks,

    Just thought I'd let you know in case any of you might be interested. I'm playing for an hour on Zoom this Sunday at 4pm PST (midnight in Ireland, sorry!). I'll be playing mandolin and...
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    Adieu to a friend

    Forty-four years ago I purchased a Gibson F-5, Serial #A17518, from Stutzman's Guitar Center here in Rochester. My first (turned out to be my only) bluegrass band had just broken up, but I knew that...
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    Re: Speed of bluegrass... is it just me?

    This reminds me of an interviewer asking the great Irish piper Finbar Furey why he played so fast, Finbar replied ' because I can '

    I thinks this applies to a few mandolin players too.


    Dave H
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    RIP cafe member man_dough_nollij

    I was surfing Reverb for mandolins when I read in this ones https://reverb.com/item/38082469-strad-o-lin-stadium-blonde description that the sellers Uncle (man_dough_nollij), who was a member here,...
  22. A nice version of June Apple feat. Sierra Hull

    https://youtu.be/iHdCH5gerNo
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    someone's gotta say it

    Happy New Year all! :mandosmiley:
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    Thank you Scott and Mandolin Cafe

    I would like to thank Scott T and all those involved in the operation of our favorite website today. The quick news section on the front page allows those of us releasing recording projects to reach...
  25. Eastman 305 and Northfield Calhoun comparison

    I have been fortunate enough this year (my first year playing) to acquire two of the more commonly recommended mandolins for beginners here on the Cafe, so hoping I can help out some of my fellow...
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