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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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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.
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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Here is a video of a Red Slipper Lounge recording featuring Doyle with JD Crowe.
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’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 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.
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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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