This week’s guest on the Mandolins and Beer Podcast is Sharon Gilchrist!
Sharon Gilchrist has long made her home in the American traditional acoustic music scene. Whether she’s playing mandolin or upright bass, singing a traditional ballad or performing original material, you hear an artist steeped in traditional Appalachian music relaying those sounds through her own diversified musical lens. Sharon has performed with Darol Anger, the Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Quartet, Scott Nygaard and John Reischman, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, Uncle Earl, The Kathy Kallick Band, Bill Evans, Scott Law & the Bluegrass Dimension and the Ger Mandolin Orchestra directed by Mike Marshall. She is currently based in the Bay Area of northern California.
You can find out more about Sharon and sign up for private lessons with her at her Website. You can also follow her on Instagram.
For more information about her upcoming Tall Pines Music Camp go to the Website!
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This week’s guest is the newly Grammy nominated mandolin player Frank Solivan!
Since leaving the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., Frank Solivan has built a reputation as a monster mandolinist — and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Their respect and deep understanding of the tradition collides, live on stage, with jazz virtuosity creating an unforgettable, compelling performance.
Be sure to check out Frank Solivan and the Dirty Kitchen at their Website or on Instagram HERE and HERE
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This week’s episode is with the legendary Don Stiernberg! Currently Don is regarded as a leading exponent of jazz mandolin style, and a respected teacher. The most recent of his nine recording projects is “Good Numbers”, a collection of standards and jazz tunes played by his working band, The Don Stiernberg Trio. Also released in 2016 were three online video instructional courses for Soundslice.com. The trio has performed coast to coast as well as in Germany and Brazil. Don also conveys his love of the mandolin and music at events such as The Mandolin Symposium (CA), The Swannanoa Gathering (NC), Django in June (MA), Mandolin and Guitar Camp North (MA), Steve Kaufman Acoustic Camp (TN), River of the West Mandolin Camp (OR), Cape Cod Mandolin Camp (MA), Ashokan Swing Week (NY), Accademia Internacionale di Mandolino (Italy), European Mandoline Akademy (Germany)and Momento Rio Bandolim (Brazil).
You can find all of Don’s information and sign up for private lessons at his Website. You can also check out his amazing mandolin courses from Soundslice at this LINK. You can also find the books discussed on this episode Here for Don’s and Here for Jethro’s! To hear the songs sampled during this episode, as well as past episodes go to The Mandolins and Beer Spotify Playlist
This week’s guest is Mike Compton! Mike is a true American mandolin master and expert in old-time and deep Southern musical styles, Mike Compton’s straight-from-the-still vocal and instrumental style merges vintage grit with modern authenticity. Whether he’s working with rock stars Elvis Costello and Sting or acoustic legends John Hartford and producer T‐Bone Burnett, Compton can entertain audiences ranging from rockers and urban hipsters to die-hard country, folk, and bluegrass fans as a solo, duo, or band performer.
Be sure to go to Mike’s Website to purchase his music and follow Mike on his Instagram for updates!
Big thanks as always to my weekly sponsor The Mandolin Cafe and this episode’s sponsor Peghead Nation. Get 30 days of free lessons by going to Peghead Nation and entering mandolinbeer at the checkout!
This week’s guest on the Podcast is Mike Guggino of the Steep Canyon Rangers! Mike and the Rangers are currently touring Australia with Steve Martin! The Steep Canyon Rangers have 3 releases coming out in the next 12 months! Be sure to follow them on their Website, Instagram, and Facebook . You should also be sure to follow Mike on his Instagram as well.
This weeks guest is the IBMA 2019 mandolin player of year, Alan Bibey! Alan is an incredible player and was great to talk to! His band Alan Bibey & Grasstowne have a new release that has had two hit singles released off of it! He has put together a successful Mandolin Summer Camp in Surfside, South Carolina and his list of credits is incredible! Be sure to check out Alan at his Website as well as on his Instagram.
This week’s guest on the Mandolins and Beer Podcast is none other than John Reischman! John is an incredible player, writer and person! He has some really cool stories to share. I highly recommend you check out the video that Fretboard Journal did on John’s Loar. (I’ll post the video below this blurb). You can check out all of John’s information on his WEBSITE or on his INSTAGRAM You can also take a months worth of lesson from John on the instructional site PEGHEAD NATION Just follow the link and be sure to enter mandolinbeer at checkout!!
As always a big thanks to my regular weekly sponsor the MANDOLIN CAFE as well as to this episode’s sponsor Peghead Nation!