Bands You Need To Hear

Bird Mancini
Bird Mancini is from Boston. Hot rocking guitar and terrific vocals drive the group. Check out their original recordings.

Dan Palladino
Talented musician, composer, arranger, producer, and teacher.

Railroad Earth
Some of New Jersey’s finest. Check them out when they come to your town.

Other Talent

Mark Simon Guitars
Mark is a highly respected guitar builder and repairman here in Jersey. Check out his Terraplane Resonator guitars he has been building. Johnny Winter and Sonny Landreth have.

Banjo Ben
Ben Freed has a terrific site for finding out what is going on acoustically in the New York, New Jersey, Conn area.

Want to find a jam session around the country?

Brenda Ladd Photographer
Brenda Ladd is one of the finest photographers around. Not only in Austin, TX, but in the country!!! Go to her website and find out for yourself.

India Travel Course
Mike and Anna Marmor’s excellent resource for travel to India.

Backward Glances
COOL vintage clothing and r-n-r memorabelia in downtown Asbury Park, NJ.

Mandolin Resources

Michael Lampert – jazz mandolinist
I highly recommend checking out Michael’s CD “Jacaranda” and his new CD “Blue Gardenia”. A true jazz approach and terrific player on the electric five string mando.

Mel Bay Publishing
Check out Mel Bay’s collection of mando books. “Monroe Instrumentals” and “Classic Bluegrass Solos (of Bill Monroe)” are essential for anyone wanting to study Bill Monroe’s songs and style. “Monroe Instrumentals” is a must-have for every bluegrass mandolinist for learning the repertoire.

NJ Guitar and Mandolin Society
Michael Lemma has a cool monthly concert series going on and a guitar / mandolin ensemble made up of talented high school students. Go see what is happening in Bergen County.

The Mandolin Cafe
Scott Tichenor’s mandolin portal.