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EIGHT GREAT MANDOLIN ALBUMS YOU NEED TO HEAR BEFORE YOU DIE!

MANDOLINQUENCY: THE ROCK & ROLL MANDOLIN BLOG Post #2 | BY BRAD TOLINSKI | June 8, 2017   I’m somebody who believes that listening is almost as important as practicing and playing, so I’m always happy when friends and fellow musicians turn me on to something new and interesting. Since we’re just getting to know each other, I thought it would be fun to share just a few of the mandolin-centric albums that have made big impressions on me over the years. Many of you...

THE WEIRD SAGA OF HOW THE MANDOLIN CAME TO AMERICA

THE WEIRD SAGA OF HOW THE MANDOLIN CAME TO AMERICA

MANDOLINQUENCY: THE ROCK & ROLL MANDOLIN BLOG Post #1 | BY BRAD TOLINSKI | Photo Wojtek Urbanek | May 2, 2017 Greetings and welcome to my first blog for Weber, makers of some of the finest acoustic instruments in the world. As the former Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine, and author of Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound & Revolution of the Electric Guitar (Doubleday) and Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page (Crown), I might seem like a strange choice...

Weber Craftsmen Interview: Mike Fischer

Mike Fischer has been a part of the Weber crew for four years.  Growing up in Minnesota, he picked up the guitar at the age of 10.  That started his love of music!  From there, at 14, he began working in stained glass.  Eventually combining the two, Mike has a love for the detailed, intricate work that mandolins require.   Mike sat down with us to talk a bit about his work here at Weber and his favorite instruments. Q: What do you do at Weber Fine Acoustic...

Exclusive Artist Interview: Dan Franklin

Exclusive Artist Interview: Dan Franklin

Dan Franklin is a Los Angeles based producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist. Originally from Ukiah California, Dan moved to L.A. to finish his bachelor’s degree in the heart of the music industry. Throughout the years, Dan has amassed a diverse list of clients and credits. As a multi-instrumental performer, he’s spanned every genre, playing with everyone from Slash to Leann Rimes on every stage from theme parks to the Grand ‘Ole Opry. In addition to playing well with others,...

Playing the Mandolin: Tips, Tricks and Advice from Pro Bruce Graybill

Learning how to play the mandolin can be a time intensive process, and may look daunting for the new player interested in playing this fantastic instrument. However, playing the mandolin does not need to be overly complicated.  Many new mandolin players inquire about resources, tips and tricks for getting started.  We asked award winning multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer-songwriter Bruce Graybill for a few tips and tricks to make learning easier and more fun. Here’s what...

Exclusive Artist Interview: Eva Holbrook of SHEL

Exclusive Artist Interview: Eva Holbrook of SHEL

RA Beattie: Tell me, are you guys touring somewhere in this vast world or home? Eva Holbrook: Well, we've been bouncing all over the place this year. Over to Germany, out to Alaska, coast to coast in the US... and apparently we’re just getting started, but we're home now for a couple of weeks working on music videos at the moment. Beattie: You've been everywhere. I know every place is unique and has its special qualities, but are there any places you've been recently that...

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