• John McGann at Mandolin Cafe

    Mandolin Cafe takes a look at John McGann, one of the less heralded heroes of the 8 string world, in the most recent edition their recurring 10 Questions segment. McGann is a virtuoso on both mandolin and guitar, and has been

  • Mandolin Mashup 2011 video

    Well... it looks like I was wrong last week about there being no archived copy of the 2011 Mandolin Mashup video from the Berklee College of Music. Berklee mandolin instructor John McGann organizes this show each Spring as a showcase for

  • Sierra rocks it at Berklee

    Speaking of Sierra Hull and Berklee... Here's a video of her helping out a fellow student, Caleb Gilbreath, on his senior recital. Caleb's a drummer, and brought Sierra along to sing Gillian Welch and David Rawlings' 455 Rocket, a hit for

  • Mandolin Mashup at Berklee – and online

    It's a bird... it's a plane... it's Mandolin Mashup 5! Tonight (May 4) at 8:15 p.m., Berklee College of Music mandolin instructor John McGann will host a concert at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston to celebrate the skill and artistry

  • Songwriting analysis from Mark Simos

    In the first part of our interview with Sierra Hull earlier this month, she discussed her current studies at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. One instructor she mentioned was Mark Simos, with whom she is studying lyric writing

  • New banjo book from Berklee

    David Hollender, professor at Berklee College of Music, is set to publish Beyond Bluegrass Banjo, a new book of exercises and improvisational explorations for banjo students at Berklee - or any other banjo player who wants to branch out from

  • Alex Hargreaves gets Berklee scholarship

    Virtuosic young fiddler Alex Hargreaves has been named the recipient of the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. This is a competitive award, named in honor of the founder of the Monterey Jazz Festival, and