Tag: mandolin

Barry Mitterhoff to be honored at New Jersey Folk Festival

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Celebrated mandolinist Barry Mitterhoff will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award during this month’s 42nd Annual New Jersey Folk Festival. A Jersey native, Barry has spent nearly 50 years teaching and playing bluegrass music in his home state, and the nearby metropolis of New York City. […]


Andy Carswell passes

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

We received a note from Australian grassers The Stetson Family with news that their mandolinist, Andy Carswell, had passed away in mid-March after a three year bout with cancer. Both Andy and the band had made an effort to keep his health situation under wraps […]


Mike Scap passes

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mike Scap, a noted guitarist, mandolinist, and fiddler in the 1980s, passed away in Springfield, New Jersey on March 29. He was 60 years of age, and had been suffering from lung cancer. Close followers of the Colorado bluegrass scene knew Mike as the original […]


Zack Autry receives Randy Wood endorsement

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Bruce Weber Sr. retires from Weber Mandolins

| March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Banjo added to the Monroe Mandolin Camp

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]


The Mandolin Style of Jesse Brock

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Brandon Shuping to String Therapy

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Adam Steffey checks in

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Harry Clark – 2nd luckiest mandolinist alive?

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]