• John McGann – Sound Fundamentals DVD

    Noted mandolin teacher and transcriber, John McGann, has a new instructional DVD. Sound Fundamentals: Tone, Touch and Technique for Mandolin uses a number of crucial...

  • Rhythm mandolin DVD from John McGann

    John McGann is one of acoustic string music's more prolific instrumentalists and educators. He is the 1985 national mandolin champion, and has performed and recorded...

  • Crooked Still heading for Ireland

    Our friend Richard Hawkins over at The Bluegrass Ireland Blog is reporting that Crooked Still, the innovative Boston-based string band, is heading back to Ireland...

  • Episode#39 – Andy Hall

    Episode #39 continues on the heels of last week's discussion with Chris Pandolfi. This time, we are talking with dobroist/vocalist Andy Hall, also of The...

  • Episode#38 – Chris Pandolfi

    Voila!! After much consternation, trial and error, and long distance coaching, it appears that I have successfully uploaded what should have been last week's edition...

  • Episode#37 – August Watters part 2

    This week we continue our talk with August Watters, who in addition to being an accomplished mandolinist, guitarist and banjo pickers, is also an Associate...

  • Episode#36 – August Watters

    Continuing with our education focus, we talk this week with August Watters, who in addition to being an accomplished mandolinist, guitarist and banjo pickers, is...

  • Darol Anger’s Republic Of Strings

    Darol Anger's second project for Compass Records featuring his Republic Of Strings ensemble has been released. The group includes Anger on violin and Scott Nygaard...