The Mandolins and Beer Podcast #42 Emory Lester

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This week’s guest on the podcast is Emory Lester!
EMORY LESTER is one of this day’s foremost exponents of the acoustic mandolin. The power and attach of his mandolin playing are unmatched, and his sound is infectious. His landmark mandolin-featured recording projects have placed him among the elite mandolinists of our time. His latest solo recording titled ‘At Dusk’ showcases Emory’s musical creativity, and skill as a mandolinist and multi-instrumentalist. Emory has undeniably inspired and influenced many of today’s current wave of modern day mandolinists, pointing the way with his clean, clear, fast and efficient mandolin techniques. Be sure to head over to EMORY’S WEBSITE to purchase some tunes or sign up for some lessons!

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The Mandolins and Beer Podcast #40 Isaac Eicher

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This week’s guest on the Mandolins and Beer Podcast is Isaac Eicher! Tulsa native Isaac Eicher grew up in a musical household and started playing the mandolin at 9 years old. He inherited a multifarious taste of music from his parents, who are both well-accomplished artists- violinist Shelby Eicher and vocalist Janet Rutland. Eicher’s parents played all styles of music including jazz, bluegrass and western swing, in their home as he was growing up. In his teen years, Eicher evolved into an extraordinary musician and began to compete on a national level, winning first place prizes at the Walnut Valley Mandolin Championship in 2006 and Rockygrass in 2010. After graduating high school in 2009, Eicher’s musical journey took a very interesting turn. He enrolled in the University of Oklahoma, and developed a new interest: language arts. Eicher became enamored with the Spanish language and learned it very quickly. To further his studies, he went abroad to Valencia, Spain, to immerse himself fully in the culture. With mandolin in tow, Eicher’s musical style became greatly impacted by the pursuit of learning Spanish. He began to incorporate world music styles like gypsy swing, Brazilian samba, and Cuban montunos to his already strong foundation in jazz and bluegrass music. You can contact Isaac and keep up with him at his WEBSITE !

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Mandolins and Beer Episode #39 Andy Wood

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My guest this week is Andy Wood!

Andy spent most of his childhood playing and competing in bluegrass festivals. Touring the bluegrass circuit with his cousin and grandfather provided Andy with the necessary exposure that helped refine and sharpen his skills. Andy and his cousin held various state championship titles.

At the young age of sixteen, Andy finished second in the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MANDOLIN CONTEST in Winfield, Kansas. Currently touring as a solo guitarist and mandolinist along with working on a host of additional musical projects, Andy is also performing live with his own band promoting JUNKTOWN, an album which showcases his vast musical influences and abilities.

Go to ANDY’S WEBSITE to check out everything he is up to. He’s also got a YOUTUBE PAGE, an INSTAGRAM and a PATREON!

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The Mandolins and Beer Podcast Episode #31 Paul Glasse

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This week’s guest on the podcast is Paul Glasse!

Paul Glasse is a former National Mandolin Champion, known internationally as both a featured artist and a sideman. He has performed and recorded with a remarkable range of artists including: Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Shawn Colvin, Joe Ely, Allison Krause, Mark O’Connor, Jerry Douglas, and members of the Texas Playboys.

Paul has appeared on the Tonight Show and Austin City Limits. He has been profiled in Downbeat Magazine and selected by Texas Monthly as one of the 100 musicians “most essential to the Austin music scene.” Paul has toured throughout Europe and appeared in U.S. venues as diverse as Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, Chicago’s Grant Park and Austin’s Broken Spoke. He has been inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame and is a much sought after teacher at music camps and workshops throughout the U.S.

Be sure to check out all of Paul’s links below!

Paul Glasse Web Site

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This page does list gigs and has some streaming links of a few of Paul’s tunes!

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Mandolins and Beer Episode #19 Sharon Gilchrist

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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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Mandolins and Beer Episode #8 Jarrod Walker

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This weeks guest is Jarrod Walker. Jarrod is an accomplished mandolin player currently playing with Billy Strings. They are currently on tour and have a brand new album coming out on Sept. 27th. You can get all of the Billy Strings info HERE! I also highly recommend following Jarrod on his Instagram.

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