Tag: mandolin

Adam Steffey checks in

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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We caught up with mandolin ace Adam Steffey over this past weekend, after learning that he had been in the studio tracking for a new solo project. But he didn’t want to talk about that. He’s all fired up about the upcoming Boxcars release, Familiar With […]

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Harry Clark – 2nd luckiest mandolinist alive?

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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If it wasn’t for Caleb Lindsey taking a chain saw to the face on Saturday and coming through it with just a scar, we might be talking about Volume Five’s Harry Clark as the world’s luckiest mandolinist. Imagine returning to your car after an evening with […]

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Buddy Merriam Mandolin – Volume 2

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Iconic mandolinist Buddy Merriam has released a follow-up edition of his mandolin book, titled Back Roads Mandolin, Volume Two. It contains transcriptions of 32 more of his original tunes for the mandolin, presented in both standard notation and tablature, along with a number of photos from Buddy’s personal […]

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Mandolin Originals with Scott Napier

| December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Need one last Christmas present or stocking stuffer for the mandolin player in your life? Consider Scott Napier’s recently released instructional DVD, Mandolin Originals with Scott Napier. Napier, the longtime mandolin player for the Lost and Found and one of the newest instructors at the Kentucky […]

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Waltz Collection – Butch Waller

| December 14, 2015 | 1 Comment
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Butch Waller’s Waltz Collection (Big Chicken Records, BC 102) is a recently release, an EP length collection of six of his own compositions played by the mandolin ace accompanied by an excellent cast of north Californian bluegrass musicians, some of whom are his band-mates in High […]

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Merry Christmas from Bobby Osborne

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Bobby Osborne has put together another Christmas greeting for mandolin lovers worldwide, performed with his fellow instructor at the Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music, Scott Napier, and a private student, Lauren Price. They arranged a triple mandolin version of a familiar carol, and a modern bluegrass classic. […]

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Metacognition – Joshua Palmer

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Mike Compton to Peghead Nation

| October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Rules change snares Galax mando record attempt

| October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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New Sierra Hull CD in January ’16

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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