A San Francisco native, Marla is one of the prominent voices of the mandolin in Irish music. She brings a deep and distinctive sensibility to the tradition on one of its lesser-heard instruments. She is a dynamic performer and a sought after teacher. Her playing is featured on her 2020 release The Bright Hollow Fog, on the 2017 Noctambule release A Sweetish Tune, on the eponymous Three Mile Stone recording with San Francisco favorites, fiddler Erin Shrader and guitarist Richard Mandel, and on The Morning Star, a duo CD with legendary Irish singer and bouzouki player Jimmy Crowley released in 2011 — an all instrumental project that features Irish music on an array of mandolin-family instruments: mandolin, mandola, mandocello, bouzouki, and dordan. She has performed and taught nationally and in Ireland, and was a featured performer at the 2018 Masters of Tradition festival in Bantry, Co. Cork. Be sure to check out all of Marla’s info at her WEBSITE and follow her on INSTAGRAM
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This week’s guest on the podcast is Andrew Collins!
Mando maestro Andrew Collins finds himself – through no actual fault of his own – at the epicentre of Canada’s burgeoning acoustic/roots music scene. He didn’t invent it – but he’s certainly been a contributor, having co-founded seriously noteworthy Canadian bands like the Creaking Tree String Quartet, the Foggy Hogtown Boys and, more recently, his namesake Trio. That’s not to mention the fact that this prolific, robust performer – comfortable on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola and mandocello – composes, produces, arranges, writes and teaches across multiple genres, including a popular collision of folk, jazz, bluegrass, celtic, and classical.
You can find more out about Andrew by going to his WEBSITE or by following him on INSTAGRAM
He also mentions Kevin Breit on the podcast so here is a link to his WEBSITE
Thanks again to Caleb Edwards for sending over his new single! Check out Caleb HERE.
The guest this week on The Mandolins and Beer Podcast is Andrew Marlin.
You may be familiar with Andrew from his involvement with Chapel Hill, NC duo Mandolin Orange. As the songwriter for the band, Andrew has become known as a gifted lyricist, producing powerful yet subtle, thoughtfully crafted songs. With Mandolin Orange, Andrew has toured the world, graced famous stages (including the Ryman Auditorium, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and Newport Folk Festival, to name just a few), sold thousands of records, and received millions of streams.
This week’s guest on the podcast is Bluegrass Hall of Famer Doyle Lawson!
Doyle is a member of the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame, a recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship, and a 7 time Grammy nominee! He’s played in a band with Jimmy Martin, played with J.D. Crowe and the Kentucky Mountain Boys, has been a member of the Country Gentlemen, The Bluegrass Album band and now currently fronts his own band Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Their new album “Live In Prague” is an incredible sounding live album that was recently nominated for a Grammy! You can check out Doyle at his Webiste or follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
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And of course, thanks as always to my favorite website Mandolin Cafe
Here is a video of a Red Slipper Lounge recording featuring Doyle with JD Crowe.
This week’s episode is with C.J. Lewandowski. CJ plays Mandolin for The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, who were recently awarded the 2018 IBMA Emerging Artist Of the Year award and nominated for a Grammy for thier newest album Toil, Tears, & Trouble. He is best known for playing Authentic bluegrass in a style that resonates memories of the 1960’s, but also brings something new to the genre. You can check out the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys at their WEBSITE or on their INSTAGRAM. You should also check out C.J.’s amazing solo cd Ozark Mandolin which is available HERE
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Also here are the links I to Bobby Osborne and Don Brown and the Ozark Mountain Trio!
This weeks guest is the incredible Casey Campbell! In a remarkably short time, Nashville native Casey Campbell has become one of the most influential young voices in bluegrass mandolin. His performing and recording resume includes gigs with bluegrass legends Bryan Sutton, Del McCoury, Mac Wiseman, Jim Lauderdale, David Grier, and many more. Be sure to check out Casey’s WEBSITE and follow him on his INSTAGRAM
This week’s episode is with the incredible Kym Warner! Kym Warner is an Australian musician and record producer, and a founding member of the American bluegrass band The Greencards. He currently is a member of Robert Earl Keen’s band and also has a solo album which you can purchase at this Link You can also follow Kym at his Instagram
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