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    Hey Guys,

    Eva Holbrook here, just wanted to post a note about an online show I'm hosting in my room on Dec 16th featuring my favorite Weber instruments including the Gallatin Sopranolin, Bitterroot Octave, and my trusty Beartooth. If any of y'all are interested in tuning in, here's a link -

    https://www.concertwindow.com/evaholbrook

    And here's a sample of what you'll be hearing -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRFzpt0rp_E

    Also, I'm on the hunt for another Weber Beartooth, if anyone knows of any for sale I've had mine for 15 years and I'm still so in love with it, I'd really like to find a spare!


    Eva

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    Tuscany was beautifully done.

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    Eva
    thank you for posting this, love your videos and playing.

    sent you a PM of a possible lead on a Beartooth.

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    Eva - Don't overlook a Beartooth Oval hole model if you ever come across one. I used to own this one. Unfortunately,it turned out to have a warped neck & i traded it in for another "F" style mandolin. The problem was fixed,& i think it's now with a new owner.
    The mandolin was very powerful indeed,but had the typical 'Weber' tone - wide open,crystal clear & very responsive,
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    I love my Yellowstone F and am courious to hear other models. Thanks!

    Will you be show casing any ovals or octives?

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    Eva, Your playing is fantastic. Thanks for posting the sample. It give me hope that there is more that can be played on the mandolin than bluegrass. I like bluegrass, but I am an old rock & roller from years past. Again great playing............

    Steve

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    Thanks for that heads up.
    Having something to say is highly over rated.

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    First of all, welcome to the Café! I'll bet you've been lurking here for years, or at least surfing by. But you have lots of fans here, and I'm sure they (we) all are very pleased you've joined us. Musicians of all types, especially ones as extraordinarily gifted as you, are always welcome here!

    Looking forward to your broadcast, on Beethoven's birthday. (Thanks to Linus, that's embedded in my brain.) I hope you'll also include a display of your wonderful hats. I've taken to wearing something somewhat similar occasionally, event and weather permitting ...
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    Thanks very much

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    Sorry guys,
    This is the first forum I've ever joined and I'm not sure how to reply to each post individually.
    Thanks for all the kind words and the help, I'm so pumped to be on here chatting with y'all. I've never been a proper mandolin enthusiast so much as a kid who fell in love with The Beatles at age 6 and the mandolin at age 10. To me this cafe represents a priceless resource and community that I've always been somewhat intimidated by, which makes your kind words all the more meaningful. I imagine like slk, I'm more of a rocker as well, my favorite mandolin moments are performed by John Paul Jones and Levon Helm. I'm amazed by how incredibly versatile the mandolin is. Sometimes I think it's the ideal instrument. The tone is moving, but not as challenging to develop as say violin, it's dynamic enough to make you cry, or cause a complete uproar, the melodic options it provides are endless, and not to be too practical, it's small enough to take anywhere. Evocative, direct, delicate, strong, there are a million things that could happen when a person picks up a mandolin, and I'm glad to meet other folks who appreciate it's strange beauty.

    To answer your question, Zach, I won't be showcasing any ovals, but I will be showcasing my Bitterroot octave. I'm in love with this thing. I am also curious about Weber's oval holes, I've never tried one.

    Journeybear, thanks for the kind words! I'm a professional dreamer as well

    Ivan and Daryl, thank you for the leads! Sure appreciate it. That mandolin is my absolute love.


    Thanks for chatting with me, guys!

    Eva


    P.S.... Mandolin Cafe was the first sticker I ever stuck on my case

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    Thanks for the thanks, Eva! And you did just fine in your answering. That's what I do, if there have been several responses to a post since I'd last checked - all in one post, rather than separate posts for each. Just easier.

    Bit of advice - not sure what happened to the pic you tried to upload. If you click on the third icon from the right end of the strip above the message pane and select the "upload from your computer" option you should get to where you want to be. Oh, and I'm sure Scott (list owner) will be gratified to see that testimonial.

    I really like your description of the mandolin and its attraction to you. Much the same for me. I'd add my thumbnail sketch for the uninitiated as to what a mandolin is: a cross between a violin and a 12-string guitar. And you're lucky, you didn't have to sort out the techniques necessary to play violin. That's what Sarah is there for!
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    Eva, you inspired me to purchase a Weber Sopranolin, and I think I got the second or third one made.
    Having something to say is highly over rated.

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    Right on! Can't wait.

    I'm really interested in the Gallatin oval. Maybe one day we'll both get our hands on one

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    Wow, nice work Eva. You rip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvaEHolbrook View Post
    Sorry guys,
    This is the first forum I've ever joined and I'm not sure how to reply to each post individually.
    At the bottom right of each post there is a button that says 'Reply With Quote' and you can use that to quote/reference someone else's post. And you don't have to leave in the entire previous post, you can manually edit it so it only includes something specific you want to refer to, as I have done here.

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    This site is the reason I'm a fan of SHEL. Was either Journybear or Ed Goist posting your "Slash's little sister" video got me hooked. 15 friends and family members went to your show in Bathalto Illinois a few years ago. 2 of my Grandblessings got hats that year for Christmas LOL.
    Welcome to the cafe.

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    Hey Eva, it's Demetrius from Tripping Lily... I would've sent you this link on Facebook,
    but I got off it about a year ago. Needed a break from it and fell in love with life without it lol.
    Check this beartooth out.
    http://mandoweb.com/Instruments/Webe...olin-1999/1406

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    Eva, Incredible playing and beautiful Mando description... I'm amazed!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney Riley View Post
    This site is the reason I'm a fan of SHEL. Was either Journybear or Ed Goist posting your "Slash's little sister" video got me hooked.
    That was my path, too! I've got the tunes now, but I'm still waiting for the opportunity to see SHEL live.

    David

    PS: Since I am writing, check out the D-hole Weber Octar. That's a completely different animal, and it ROARS! It's a bit physical to play, but the sound is well worth the effort. You may find, like I did, that a whole bunch of new music starts flowing out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney Riley View Post
    This site is the reason I'm a fan of SHEL. Was either Journeybear or Ed Goist posting your "Slash's little sister" video got me hooked.
    It was Fast Eddie. I blame him. He'll admit it. He knows what he's done. Between his keen eyes and my big mouth, we've managed to generate some interest in several musicians, among them Eva and SHEL. And Rodney, too - I recall you've posted a lot and gone to shows. I'm a bit too far off the beaten track for much of that. Enjoying online, though.
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    http://www.larkstreetmusic.com/list/pict/Beartooth.jpg

    Hey Eva,
    Love your playing....found a "Beartooth" for you.....right here in my home state of New Jersey. : )
    Price looks right....let me know if you happen to pick it up!
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    I'll be tuning in for sure. I recently purchased a Weber Bitteroot Octave, and like you, I've fallen in love with it - much to the disdain of my Gibson Fern. Thank you so much for the invitation to hear you play yours. You're amazing!

    Have you played this Zeppelin song on your octave yet?:

    "The Rain Song" on Octave Mandolin
    Weber F5 Bitteroot Octave - "...romantic and very complicated."
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    spreading your music over to the AcousticGuitarForum

    http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...d.php?t=411272

    http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...35#post4747535


    a neat NAMM performance and interview of SHEL

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    Quote Originally Posted by darylcrisp View Post
    spreading your music over to the AcousticGuitarForum
    And you don't see the irony in that?

    SHEL is a breath of fresh air in the music world, IMHO, and one of the reasons that makes them unique is that they do not use a guitar! Quick, name me another group that doesn't have guitar.

    Anyway, good on you darylcrisp, I am sure the guitarists will appreciate their music all the same.
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