Tag: mandolin

Zack Autry receives Randy Wood endorsement

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Zack Autry is getting used to being treated like a serious, professional bluegrass musician. The 23 year old mandolinist has been working for several months with the Edgar Loudermilk Band, where he joins his dad, legendary guitarist Jeff Autry on stage. A new honor came his […]

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Bruce Weber Sr. retires from Weber Mandolins

| March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Bruce Weber Sr., founder and General Manager of Weber Mandolins, has announced that he is stepping down from active management of the company. It had been sold in 2012 to Two Old Hippies, which also manages Bedell and Breedlove guitars, with the Weber shop moving to Bend, OR with […]

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Banjo added to the Monroe Mandolin Camp

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The horrors! Slobbering five-stringers have been invited to drool all over the proceedings at this year’s Monroe Mandolin Camp in Nashville. But seriously, after mando purists pick themselves up off the floor, they’ll recognize what camp managers Mike Compton and Heidi Herzog have to say about the […]

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The Mandolin Style of Jesse Brock

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Good news for fans of mandolinist Jesse Brock! The long-awaited transcription book by Nick DiSebastian, The Mandolin Style of Jesse Brock is now available. Transcriptions were taken from several prominent bluegrass recordings on which Jesse is featured, including his critically-acclaimed solo project, Kickin’ Grass, from […]

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Brandon Shuping to String Therapy

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
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String Therapy, a modern grass outfit in Lancaster, OH, has announced the addition of Brandon Shuping on mandolin. Brandon was born into bluegrass, as the son of Garland Shuping, who played banjo for Jim & Jesse before starting Wild Country, which also featured his mom, Elaine, as […]

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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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