SORM Playlist #15-23: The Mandolin Episode
(airing the week starting 6-03-15)

The Mandolin is a remarkably versatile instrument at home in Classical, Jazz, Celtic and Folk Music from a variety countries. This week we’ll hear Mandolin Masters Bill Monroe, Jesse McReynolds, Butch Baldassari, Rudy Cipolla, Yank Rachell and Jethro Burns & Tiny Moore. We’ll also sample the Allegro from Vivaldi’s Concerto … → read more


Akira Otsuka: First Tear

        AKIRA OTSUKA First Tear Patuxent 231   American Bluegrass fans first became aware of mandolinist Akira Otsuka as a member of the groundbreaking Japanese band Bluegrass 45. Since those days he has been a very busy player in combination with many of the biggest … → read more

BILL BURKE & FRED COON: Black Bear On The Mountain

Burke & Coon: Black Bear on the Mountain

          BILL BURKE & FRED COON Black Bear On The Mountain   There is something special about listening to musicians who have played together for a long time. Bill Burke & Fred Coon met at a music festival in Arizona twenty years ago. Bill, … → read more