Mandolin Player Profiles

Jody Stecher:
Playing from the Heart

When it comes to folk, old-time, and bluegrass music, there are few players that can compete with Jody Stecher. Since the 1960s, Stecher and his recordings have been credited by an entire generation of players from David Bromberg to David Grisman for introducing them to those original songs and music. Read more here.

Don Julin:
The Sounds Inside Your Head

Don Julin, author of the best-selling Mandolin for Dummies and Mandolin Exercises for Dummies, talks about the new directions for his career and how he's come to appreciate the classic F5 aesthetic and sound. Read more here.

Richard Kriehn:
A Prairie Home Mandolinist

Richard Kriehn traces the path he took from growing up in the middle of Texas contest fiddling country to playing mandolin in the house band for Garrison Keillor's long-running public radio variety show, A Prairie Home Companion. Read more here.


Jacob Joliff:
Putting in the Hours

One of the most exciting and technically accomplished mandolinists playing today, Jacob Joliff talks about his approach to the instrument while striving to find and keep his own voice at the same time. Read more here.