Tag: mandolin

Metacognition – Joshua Palmer

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

If there is a talented young bluegrass artist out there somewhere, there’s a good chance that Tom Mindte and Patuxent Records has an eye on them. Their catalog contains many a title from the likely who’s who of the next generation of pickers. One such […]


Mike Compton to Peghead Nation

| October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pegged Nation has announced that Monroe-style mandolin master Mike Compton has joined their staff of instructors, and will soon be introducing a new video course for the California-based e-learning outfit. The company was launched just over a year ago to provide high level instruction for […]


Rules change snares Galax mando record attempt

| October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tara Linhardt, the driving force behind the two recent Guinness Book of World Record attempts for the largest mandolin ensemble during recent Old Fiddlers Conventions in Galax, VA, has released a forlorn statement on their most recent quest. It seems that a more severe interpretation of […]


New Sierra Hull CD in January ’16

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rounder Records has announced a January 29, 2016 release for Weighted Mind, their third album for mandolin maven Sierra Hull. This one will be something of a departure for the young virtuoso, whose two previous releases featured her as singer/songwriter within a bluegrass ensemble. If […]


Bluegrass championships at the Sydney Country Music Festival

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Attention young bluegrass pickers in New South Wales and Australia proper. The 2015 Sydney Country Music Festival will host Australia’s National Bluegrass Championships, October 31 and November 1. The festival, which is primarily a celebration of Australia’s burgeoning country music scene, will also feature a bluegrass […]


Mandolin Symposium taking a break

| September 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

David Grisman and Mike Marshall, two legends of American mandolin music, have announced they are discontinuing their Mandolin Symposium which had been held annually at UC Santa Cruz this past twelve years. Dozens of top eight-stringers from around the world have taught there over the past decade […]


Full video from Galax mando record

| September 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the folks at the Mountain Music Project, we have this video of the performance of Angeline The Baker featuring 491 mandolins at last month’s Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax. It is believed that the group has set the new Guinness Worlds Record for largest […]


The Ryan and Marty mando jam

| September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

How long does it take to establish a bluegrass tradition? I mean if something happens more than once at a festival, when do we start expecting it every time? Well… during last weekend’s Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival, Ryan Paisley made his second appearance as a […]


Video documentary of successful Guinness Record attempt

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The US mandolin world rejoiced on August 4 when a group of 491 mandolinists assembled at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA to re-establish the Guinness World Record for largest mandolin ensemble. Organizer Tara Linhardt is still awaiting final confirmation from Guinness that they […]


A major award for Buddy Merriam

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Buddy Merriam, who has spent the past 35 years performing traditional and original bluegrass music with his band, Back Roads, has been selected by the Long Island Music Hall of Fame as a recipient of their Long Island Sound award, also known as a LISA. These awards are […]