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    Anything by Don Stiernberg or John Reischman. As good as it gets in this world as is Jubilee by Tom Rozum.
    Ditto to all of those.
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    Thank you to all. I’m kind of new to bluegrass, but really getting into it. I like the acoustic type songs that are just simply produced, if that’s the way to say it. I like to clearly hear the mandolin . I’m wearing out “Sleep with one eye open” album. I bought “The goat rodeo “ and was really disappointed. Also really like the Bella Fleck album filled with great players, “My bluegrass heart”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donn1958 View Post
    Thank you to all. I’m kind of new to bluegrass, but really getting into it. I like the acoustic type songs that are just simply produced, if that’s the way to say it. I like to clearly hear the mandolin . I’m wearing out “Sleep with one eye open” album. I bought “The goat rodeo “ and was really disappointed. Also really like the Bella Fleck album filled with great players, “My bluegrass heart”
    So sounds like you're okay with vocals and dig bluegrass. My favorite bluegrass outfit is the Seldom Scene. Lots of stellar mandoliniating. The albums with Mike Aldridge on dobro are my favoritres.
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    Any of the Herschel Sizemore projects would be well worth listening to, over and over again. He plays with a clarity that anyone should emulate. And some of his classics (Rebecca, of course) are in the key of B, which require you to stretch your musical legs. Which is a good thing to do!
    And I'll add the playing of Jimmy Geaudreau too. While it's really a banjo oriented album Home of the Red Fox by Bill Emerson features Jimmy on mandolin and he more than keeps up with Bill Emerson and Tony Rice on guitar. His style is unique, but very clean. This album has some real classics in the BG repertoire.
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    If you’re looking for something like the Thile/Daves “brother style” Mandolin/Guitar duo, check out the Billy Strings/Don Julin albums, Fiddle Tune X & Rock of Ages.
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    Reischman's "Up in the Woods" and "Walk along Joh"n both pure string band music,

    there is that series of Bluegrass instrumental albums Bluegrass 92' and so on

    with Wayne Benson and Scott Vestal and others,

    I always have to recommend Joe Weeds "Waltz of the Whippoorwill" also the Joe Weed "October Country" with Neil Helleman and Kate Robinson is also worth checking out and the Norman and Nancy Blake CD "Natasha's Waltz"
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    Liked Thile and Daves, didn't like the Punch Brothers...hmmm.

    I was going to recommend the DGQ, but maybe this is better. You've definitely come to the right place!


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    Lots of good choices. Couple to add

    Tim Connell and Eric Skye. Their June Apple album is great - tasteful playing and good song choices https://open.spotify.com/album/3ADS1...Sy6rE29fg3FaSw

    John Reischman's Travellers album has some great dual mandolin stuff and just real fun to listen to https://open.spotify.com/album/3mTCX...SaKwYcjU2D1Dow
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    Casey Campbell, Mandolin duets Vol 1 is excellent. Also Ricky Skaggs, Bluegrass Rules and Ricky Skaggs, Honoring the Fathers Tribute to 1946 and 1947 both feature a lot of mandolin.

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    Anything with Jethro Burns. I think Acoustic Disc sells them. They are as good as it gets for great mandolin playing. Jethro was part of the “Homer and Jethro” comedy musical acts of days gone by, but Jethro plays some incredible jazz mandolin. Probably my favorite mandolinist, with two or three others. Herschel Sizemore has some as well, and he is my other favorite player.
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    Ditto that Big Joe. I have a great vinyl disc of Jethro and Red Rector. Two old boys pickin away having some great banter too! Like they were on your front porch for the evening.
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    I've always enjoyed several of Butch Baldassari's (sic?) albums.
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    I bet you are sorry you asked now. There are so many great mandolin albums out there.

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    Adam Steffey, New Primitive. Very simply recorded album, lots of great mandolining.
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    Multiple dittos for the Herschel Sizemore repertoire, particularly about his "B" tunes.
    Boy that mandolin sure sounds great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Scott View Post
    I've always enjoyed several of Butch Baldassari's (sic?) albums.
    Me too. I just want to point out that the NME album I mentioned in post #27 and the Travellers album that Matt mentioned in #35 both feature Butch. A great player who unfortunately passed too soon. The album “Reflectons” he did with John Carlini is another duet album that’s worth listening to.

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    That reminds me: I LOVE Butch's Music of O'Carolan album, that he did with Mike Brock. It's gorgeous from start to finish!
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