Tag: mandolin

Vince Combs passes

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Vince Combs, a near-legendary Monroe-style mandolinist from Kentucky, has passed away after a four year struggle with bone marrow cancer. He was 81 years of age, and died on Saturday night (7/25). Though born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, his life was divided between his work for General […]

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Acoustic Disc releases Dawg Jazz book

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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A third edition in their Book Of The Dawg series, Dawg Jazz, has been released by Acoustic Disc, David Grisman’s record label. Like its previous volumes, Dawg Roots and Dawg Grass, this third book collects 20 Grisman compositions in a jazzy vein from his many recordings this […]

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A Reminder – Mandolin record attempt at Galax

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Our friend (and occasional correspondent) Tara Linhardt has asked us to remind everyone about the Guinness World Record attempt for Largest Mandolin Ensemble, set to be held during the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA in August. Regular readers may recall that Tara organized an […]

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Exploring Classical Mandolin by August Watters

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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It’s a long way from Bean Blossom to Boston, but that’s the exact route August Watters’ life has taken. Growing up in Unionville, IN, just ten miles from the famous festival put on by Bill Monroe, Watters never imagined that his boyhood impressions of Big Mon […]

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Artist2Artist: Andy Statman – What is it to be Ferocious?

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
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You know what drives me nuts? It’s pretty simple. It’s for me to be on stage and play a fiddle note that is not good quality. Mind you, it can be one note in thousands — or it can be a bunch of poorly delivered […]

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Mando news from Berklee

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We caught up recently with Joe Walsh, mandolin instructor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and he shared some news from the growing 8 string community on campus. Joe says that they now have about ten mandolinists studying at Berklee, enough for him […]

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Jarod Walker to Claire Lynch Band

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Claire Lynch has announced the newest member of her band, mandolinist Jarod Walker. Fans may recognize him from working last year with both Missy Raines and Rebecca Frazier. Walker grew up in Florida, one of the infamously talented Walker Brothers, but lives now in central […]

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Adam Steffey elbow update

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
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We heard today from Boxcars mandolinist Adam Steffey with an update following his elbow surgery last week. Fortunately, it seems that the surgery went well to repair an irritated ulnar nerve that was causing pain in the ring and little fingers of his left hand. […]

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Now it’s official – there’s a poster!

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Tara Linhardt and her band of merry mandolinists are dead set on wresting the record for the largest mandolin ensemble back from the Creteians, and they will do it at the 2015 Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA at 2:00 p.m. Tara’s team took the […]

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Adam Steffey going under the knife

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Just like the instruments they play, sometimes bluegrass musicians themselves need a bit of a tune up. Mandolin master Adam Steffey will be headed in soon to try to fix a pesky irritated nerve that has been bothering him recently. According to Steffey, he had […]

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