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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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.
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.
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 is the incredibly talented and busy Dominick Leslie! Dominick has been involved with many projects over the years including The Deadly Gentlemen, The Grant Gordy Quartet, The Brotet, Missy Raines and the New Hip, The Bee Eaters, Noam Pikelny & Friends and several other spontaneous acoustic groups. Currently he can be seen performing with Hawktail, Sam Reider and the Human Hands, and Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers. You can check out Dominick and all his links at his parent approved website HERE
This week on the Mandolins and Beer podcast, I talk with one of my all time favorite mandolin players, Matt Flinner. I’ve been a fan of Matt ever since I’ve picked up the mandolin! His credits include solo cds, a jazzy quartet cd, work with Frank Vignola, and his most recent project the Matt Flinner Trio. He has transcribed and published a few music books, been nominated for a Grammy and has an incredible online learning program! You can find out about all of this an more by visiting Matt’s website. Also, be sure to follow Matt on his Facebook and his Instagram.
As always a big thanks to my sponsors for this episode, The Mandolin Cafe and Scott Enloe Woodworking! Be sure you check out Scott’s incredible work on his Website or on his Facebook page!
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This weeks guest is the man behind the Mandolin Cafe Mr. Scott Tichenor! Along with providing the mandolin world with endless inspiration and content….Scott is a heck of a mandolin player himself! We had a great conversation and I hope you all enjoy it! Cheers!
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