Statman began seeking out a number of masters of maqam-based music for lessons, including Armenian kemenche/tar player Andrinik Aroustamian, Mountain Jewish kemenche player Zevulon Avshalomov, Greek cimbalom player Paul Lemberis, a Romanian-Jewish mandolinist
named Martin Kalinsky who also played balalaika and domra and later, Epiorti Greek clarinetist (and NEA National Heritage Fellow) Periklis Halkias.
The mandolin was the instrument you would sit around and play with your friends," said mandolinist
and guitarist Jeff Warschauer.
Though exceptional mandolinist
Reischman gets his name out front, this Vancouver-based folkgrass band democratically spreads the spotlight.
Guitarist Paul Brewer takes care of most of the lead vocals with mandolinist
Terry Hymes singing Tenor or Baritone parts.
Since his arrival to the San Francisco Bay area in the 1990s he has helped fuel a vibrant jazz scene with his cultural flavors, working with musical wizards like guitarist Eddie Duran and mandolinist
Mike Marshall as well as with brasilieras Claudia Villela and Celia Malheiros.
He started out as a bluegrass mandolinist
who then became one of the pioneers of the klezmer revival.
Gold and platinum-selling country music band Diamond Rio - a combination of vocalist Marty Roe, guitarist Jimmy Olander, mandolinist
Gene Johnson, keyboardist Dan Truman, bassist Dana Williams and drummer Brian Prout - will entertain the crowd with their rich vocal harmonies.
Backed by a crackerjack band (keyboardist and mandolinist
Rebecca Haviland, electric guitarist C Lanzbom, electric bassist Mike Friedman, and drummer Ben Artelis), Bowersox lit into "Everything Falls into Place.
Eddy & the Esoteriks is the whimsical name given by guitarist and mandolinist
Ed Eastridge to a shifting band of collaborators on this strange and wonderful tribute to the eccentric French composer Erik Satie (1866-1925).
Nickel Creek's obnoxiously talented mandolinist
done got his young heart broke, and that's led to a felicitous return to his childhood bluegrass roots.
Currently there's a Brazilian music renaissance happening in the Bay Area, led largely by non-Latins like Welch, singer Sandy Cressman, and mandolinist
Grammy award winning violinist, fiddler and composer Mark O'Connor returns to his fiddling, bluegrass and newgrass roots celebrating three decades as a professional musician with the release of Mark O'Connor Thirty-Year Retrospective, a live concert recording featuring fellow virtuoso instrumentalists mandolinist
Chris Thile, guitarist Bryan Sutton and doublebassist Byron House.