"Music is a conversation, not a contest."

Many of you may be familiar with David Benedict's Mandolin Mondays series of mandolin videos that have been featured on the Mandolin Cafe in 2016. Here is what Scott Tichenor, owner of the Mandolin Cafe has to say about these videos.

"David made his first post in the blogging area of the Mandolin Cafe's forum January 4, 2016, stating he would release a new video every week and call the series Mandolin Mondays with the hashtag #mandolinmondays for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.

I was familiar with his work in the mandolin world and took note. Privately, I had doubts someone could commit and make a year's worth of weekly videos while employed as a touring, professional musician. It was a huge commitment, a personal challenge he made, and he certainly made it. And it wasn't fluff material. He was working through extremely complicated pieces of music played exceptionally well. What really appeals to me about David's music is that he approaches the mandolin in a wider role than a lot of musicians, which is part of what the Cafe was built on. He takes it wherever he wishes: video soundtracks from computer games, Christmas tunes, Bach, Beatles, music from commercials, and beyond. Some of it is mind blowing, and his ideas are always interesting. His lack of restraint on what he approaches is refreshing and something I find very appealing". Scott Tichenor

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American Pie

Auld Lange Syne

Bear Island Reel

Beatles Medley

Blue Monk

Bluegrass In The Backwoods

Bob Dylan Medley

Boston Boy



Charleston #1

Chief Sitting In the Rain

Dave Mathews Medley

Deep River Blues

Denver Belle

Diabinho Maluco

Evolution Of TV Sitcom Themes

Garfield's Blackberry Blossom

Ghost Busters

Grey Eagle

Hard Times

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Home Sweet Home

Homer The Roamer

Huckleberry Hornpipe

Hushabye Mountain

Jeff Sturgeon

John Hardy

Joy to The World

My Country Tis Of Thee

My Own Kind Of Hat

Not Your Mama's Jig

Old Tom

Paddy Fahey Reels

Pokemon Medley


Ship In The Clouds

Skating In Central Park

Star Wars

Super Mario Medley

Taylor Swift Medley

Tell Me Something Good

Tennessee Waltz

The Boxer

The Entertainer

The Old Mountaineer

Theme and Variation: Bury Me Beneath The Willow

Turkey In The Straw

Twisty Jigs

Waltzing Matilda

Windy And Warm

Winnie The Pooh

You've Got A Friend In Me

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