Mandolin Heroes

Jacob do Bandolim (1918-1969), BRAZIL

Jacob do Bandolim  is one of the first names in the history of the choro genre. A serious and dedicated musician, he instilled a high degree of professionalism in the traditionally relaxed music - even if he was never a professional himself (he made a living as a notary). He [...]

Alison Stephens (1970-2010), UK

Alison Stephens Ali lost her fight against cancer on Sunday 10th October 2010 An exceptional musician, inspirational educator, everyone who met her couldn't help be infected by her generous heart and positivity, Biography Alison Stephens was arguably the leading exponent of the classical mandolin in the UK. [...]

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Larry Rice (1949-2006), USA

Larry Rice, a renowned mandolin player, began his bluegrass career by playing in his father's band, the Golden State Boys. He later formed his own band (the Haphazards) with brothers Tony and Ronnie. In the '70s, he co-founded the New South, with J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Red Allen and [...]

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