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    New Peghead Nation web site

    FYI - Appears they've rolled this out. Its been in the works for a very long time, hope it's going well for them.

    https://pegheadnation.com/
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    Not your typical mandolin video

    From French mandolinist Annick Robergeau-Bonnet.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Amx-QQAlw&feature=youtu.be
  3. Re: Best Book for Christmas Song Chord Melodies

    Unlikely anyone will recommend this one because it's not mandolin specific, but a personal pick, The Christmas Real Book. The arrangements and chords can be challenging but some real beauties,...
  4. Dennis tells us the winner of the Northfield...

    Dennis tells us the winner of the Northfield Mandolin was Paul Lafiasco from Florida. Lucky guy!
  5. Article: New Music from Marijke & Michiel Wiesenekker - Wouldn't

    You can view the page at https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/content/719-New-Music-from-Marijke-Michiel-Wiesenekker-Wouldn-t-Listen
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  6. Re: New MP3 by Mark Daly - Abstract Expressions from the album Ab

    Here's some additional info on this one directly from Mark. This is a single so we typically don't do news releases so this kind of serves that purpose:

    Abstract Expressions, relates to the...
  7. Carlo Aonzo's L'Italia dei 1000 Mandolini starts this Saturday

    This is from an email news blast from Carlo. Rather than attempt to make a news article out of this simply posting it here.

    It's word for word so in his voice:

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    Here we are! Finally...
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    Re: Guitar Center

    Who can forget the famed First Quality Music article detailing a $460 million dollar debt load with only $20 million in sales over a few years? Read that article closely. It's an eye opener.
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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    Chris Thile's Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1

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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    Or go for something a lot different. Solo screeching electric mandolin ala Master Alex Gregory's 13 13 Jokes for Heavy Metal Mandolin, hosted on the Cafe's MP3 page.

    Here's his "Heavy Metal...
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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    Caterina Lichtenberg, recently released Solo. Stunning album.

    From Solo, Georg Phillip Telemann's "Fantasie Nr. 1, Allegro."
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    Re: $750 Collings mandolin case at elderlys

    Manufacture of all Collings cases ceased awhile back. Very, very unlikely they will ever be produced again. My understanding form the GM the equipment was moved off-site and the building that housed...
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    Re: $750 Collings mandolin case at elderlys

    Apples, oranges.

    Some people like to drive a Lexus to the grocery store, some like a Jeep. I drive an 11 year old Honda. Some folks living in a run down trailer park have a tricked out mini truck...
  14. A banjo album that deserves wider recognition

    I rarely get excited about an album of banjo instrumentals, but I make an exception for this one. This is music that deserves our collective attention. And remember, this comment is from a guy (me)...
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    Re: Sierra Hull on Steven Colbert

    I think the music is exceptional, and his singing doesn't bother me. Don't get me wrong, but nothing excites the masses in the bluegrass genre more than some country yahoo forming an all-star...
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    Mandolin Camp North 2021 cancelled

    No surprise here. This information is not on their web site but this just received via email from the Board of Directors for this camp. We're aware of many, many other camps through the first half of...
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    Re: Sierra Hull on Steven Colbert

    Nothing makes bluegrass succeed more in the mainstream more than a popular non-bluegrass musician that records a bluegrass project.
  18. Re: Where have all the Irish bouzouki / cittern players gone to?

    According to the builder database there are a documented 130 builders of bouzoukis, 47 citterns.
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    Re: CMSA Convention in the Clouds

    IBMA = apples
    CMSA = oranges

    Not a criticism of CMSA but IBMA is a very, very smart marketing, cutting edge social media presence that packs a punch way beyond their membership numbers and has...
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    Re: Monroe's mandolin smashed to bits

    Today is the anniversary of the smashing on Monroe's mandolin, certainly not a pretty day or cause for celebration. A reminder we have the only video interview with Charlie Derrington about the...
  21. Re: Where have all the Irish bouzouki / cittern players gone to?

    It's a paradigm, but purely anecdotal. If someone sees three instruments from one builder for sale in a couple of days and posts a question here asking what is the true problem with the brand and...
  22. Article: Canadian Bluegrass Star Adrian Gross Perseveres through

    You can view the page at https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/content/710-Canadian-Bluegrass-Star-Adrian-Gross-Perseveres-through-the-Pandemic
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    Re: In the Mood

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/151810-In-The-Mood
  24. In Conversation with Arik Kerman - an interview

    For those of you interested in this builder's work, here's an insightful interview on Jacob's web site:

    In Conversation with Arik Kerman

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    Re: Bill Monroe’s “Strawberry Point”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zes6OPpP1HQ

    Purchase here or here.
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