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A Few Of My Favorite Places

Arnie Gamble Guitars Very nice instruments and a nice guy to boot!

Voyage-Air Guitar These are great! Invented by my friend Harvey Leach. I bought one of these and traveled all around Poland with it!

Rosa String Works-Rosa Mandolins Nice mandos and accessories.

www.guitarrepairbench.com  Information on building and repairing, electric and acoustic guitars.

Fret Not Guitar Repair - Cool Site and just generally great people!! Check out Marguerite's site!

KVMR (radio station ~ Sat 10:00 - 12:00)

Wolf Mt. Festival (Grass Valley Bluegrass Festival)

http://www.resophonic-association.com/ Site from Europe

Reso Gathering Site

Rob Anderlik's Site Reso related Kathy Barwick article November 2006

Mandolin Cafe

Mandozine

Mandolin Armrests & Stands by Doug Edwards

Flying Whale Recording Studio

Mandolin Moments e-zine

 

Music

Rollin Hazard Band  

Living Letters Music

Sierra Songbird Ministries

Living Letters Productions

 

A Few More Favorite Places

Fretworks Nice folks, quality products.

Notepads Express Rod does a great job on these! (One of the few things I spend my advertising dollars on!)

Poland web site This is a list of some cool places to visit.

Mimi.s Hair Salon   530.272.0400
1793 East Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
 Very high end work and atmosphere with bargain prices!! (ask for Tina)

 

Instrument Makers

Musicians & Bands 

Jesse Brock

IBMA 2009 Mandolin Player of the Year!!

Jesse Brock

I first met Jesse Brock about 1996 or 1997 at a CBA bluegrass festival. He was an in incredible mandolin player then and has just continued to raise the bar! I saw Jesse and Michael Cleveland play a mandolin duet at SuperGrass recently and believe me it was an industrial strength performance! Jesse Brock plays mandolins fitted with Allen Cast tailpieces, TR-1, TR-3.  He called and said "they made a huge difference on his mandolin, better volume and sustain, more open tone" (Gibson Sam Bush model)  Jesse  toured and recorded with Michael Cleveland and  Flamekeeper for quite a few years. He was a guest recording artist on Michael Cleveland's "Let 'Er Go, Boys!"  He also has a solo recording out that is awesome!! called "Kickin' Grass" on Pinecastle Records. Nominated for the IBMA Instrumental Album of the Year 2003 Jessie installed an TR-3 on his Gibson Sam Bush model F-5, he said it made a very definite improvement in the tone and volume of the mandolin, "increased volume and the tone is more open"

Tim Laughlin Tim is using an Allen TR-1 mandolin tailpiece on his new mandolin. You can check his MySpace page.
David Grisman David uses an Allen TR-10 mandolin tailpiece on an older 10 string instrument that had a failing tailpiece.
 

Chris Hillman

I have been a fan of Chris Hillman for quite some time. Glad to see he has one of our Allen cast MR-2 tailpieces on a signature model Breedlove mandolin.
Chris Harris - Mandolin & Lead/Harmony Vocals  Dale Ann Bradley Band Chris Harris Is using an Allen TR-3 mandolin tailpiece on his F-style mandolin. Caught their sets at Grass Valley with the Dale Ann Bradley Band! Wow!  (personally one of my favorite bluegrass bands ever!) He is a awesome player! Love his style. He is also quite a vocalist! Honored to have Chris using one of my Allen Tailpieces!
Eddie Perez

Dwight Yoakum Band

 

Sent an Allen TR-2  mandolin tailpiece to a music store in the LA area that was going out on the road with the mandolin player for the Dwight Yoakum Band. After a bit of research I discovered the mandolin / lead guitar player is Eddie Perez!! Edward Anthony Perez (born June 26, 1968 in Los Angeles, California) is an American guitarist and singer. He currently records and tours with country artist Dwight Yoakam. Prior to joining Yoakam, Perez was a member of the Grammy award-winning, multi-platinun band The Mavericks. He has also played with other notable artists such as James Intveld, Connie Smith, Jim Lauderdale, Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan and Kim Richey. In addition to his work with The Mavericks, he has worked with Mavericks' lead singer, Raul Malo, on his solo projects. Perez played on the Peter Asher produced Malo record, You're Only Lonely.
Joe Walsh

Plays with an Allen TR-3 Mandolin Tailpiece on his Gilchrist.

Joe Walsh is an awesome mando picker. He is recording and touring with the Gibson Brothers and has a couple of solo projects out. This Sweet Loam project is sweet!! You can get a copy from Joe here.
Dominick Leslie

Plays with an Allen TR-3 Mandolin Tailpiece

Dominick is currently a member of The Deadly Gentlemen, The Grant Gordy Quartet and the Lily Henley Band. Whether writing a new piece, learning a tune or performing with his confreres, Dominick will always share his love of music with others and enjoy playing the mandolin.
Kathy Barwick

 

Kathy Barwick is a wonderful reso player as well as an accomplished flat picker.  Kathy has toured and recorded with a number of bluegrass artists over the past twenty years, including the Bluegrass Philharmonic, Bill Grant & Delia Bell, the All Girl Boys and the Avocado Brothers.  Check out the MP-3s below! She has recently joined up with  "Mountain Laurel" Kathy's playing is prominently featured on the second CD, Trouble At The Mine.

MP3 Panhandle Rag with Kathy Barwick & Jim Beeler

MP3 Powder Creek with Kathy Barwick & Jim Beeler

Ethan Anderson

The Anderson Family Bluegrass Band

Ethan Anderson is probably the youngest professional player using our tailpieces. Ethan uses an AR-2 Allen cast tailpiece. The Anderson Family Bluegrass Band is a very good bluegrass band and fun to watch. Check them out soon!!
Buck Owens

 

August 12,1929 - March 25 2006

Thank you Buck for the many years of wonderful music! I was so glad I got the chance to tell you that in person. This world is a better place because you were here! Randy Allen

Tom Bekeny Tom is an accomplished mandolin player He tours and records with one of my personal favorites The Kathy Kallick Band. Tom was part of Laurie Lewis’s Grant Street Stringband and is featured on Laurie’s & Kathy’s album, Together.  Tom has also been a member of High Country. Tom is using an AR-2 Allen tailpice.
Massimo Gatti One of the best mandolin players from Europe. Usually he will be playing a mandolin fitted with an Allen MR-2 model tailpiece. I say "usually" because he owns and plays many mandolins. He has recorded 11 or so CD's and whole bunch more.
Mountain Laurel Bluegrass Band  Without a doubt one of my favorite local (local to me that is) bluegrass bands. They have a great catalog of original and traditional tunes with really well executed arrangements. Kathy Barwick Plays an Allen Dobro that is set up with an Allen cast tailpiece.
Rich Ferguson Gospel Creek Rich Ferguson plays a custom Allen resophonic guitar. He said in a recent letter " this is probably the best (resophonic) guitar in the country." Rich Ferguson Plays an Allen Dobro that is set up with an Allen cast tailpiece.

They have a couple of CD's available or for booking information contact: Rich Ferguson 510-568-0887 rich@gospelcreek.com

John Branstetter

 

John plays guitar in this band but when he plays mandolin he plays and Allen custom mandolin. http://www.GospelGuitar70X7.com
Donny Catron Donny plays an Allen D-H Custom Guitar. A dreadnought herringbone with South American Rosewood back & sides.   We included a few features that Donny wanted on this guitar. He prefers the small tuning buttons and we also used a flat finish on the neck. He likes the vintage look so we tinted the top to give it that aged appearance.   Check out the article on Donny in the winter 96' issue of the Soundboard.

Donny Catron of   "The Tennesee Gentlemen"  For CD's or booking contact: 

Doyle ( 901-726-0959)

 

Peter Oliva

 

Peter is a gifted songwriter / performer. Among his credits included a tour performing with the "Byrds". His songs aren't just intended to change your mood, but also your heart. 

Peter is often touring the USA He has recently written a lot of new material Peter plays an Allen D-Custom guitar.

Since 2001 Peter has been writing and taking his music in  a new direction. He has a new CD that is very soon to be released. Stay Tuned!

Peter has a couple of CD's available, one  titled, " The Eye Of The Storm" This project has some great musicians taking part, including Gene Parsons. Another titled "History" Check out his site: http://peterolivamusicministry.com/

 

 

Sara Jorosz Sara is a great player singer-songwriter. She uses an Allen MR-2 cast tailpiece on a custom instrument built by Fletcher Brock.
Ted Garber

Grizzly Peak Bluegrass Band

Ted plays an Allen Dobro set up with an Allen RS-1 tailpiece.
Jesse Brock

  Winner of the 2009 International Bluegrass Music Awards Mandolin Performer of the Year!!

Jesse Brock I first met Jesse Brock about 1996 or 1997 at a CBA bluegrass festival. He was an in incredible mandolin player then and has just continued to raise the bar! I saw Jesse and Michael Cleveland play a mandolin duet at SupperGrass recently and believe me it was an industrial strength performance! Jesse Brock plays mandolins fitted with Allen Cast tailpieces, TR-1, TR-3 and  AR-2.  He called and said "they made a huge difference on his mandolin, better volume and sustain, more open tone" (Gibson Sam Bush model)  Jesse  toured and recorded with Michael Cleveland and  Flamekeeper for quite a few years. He was a guest recording artist on Michael Cleveland's "Let 'Er Go, Boys!"  He also has a solo recording out that is awesome!! called "Kickin' Grass" on Pinecastle Records. Nominated for the IBMA Instrumental Album of the Year 2003 Jessie installed an TR-3 on his Gibson Sam Bush model F-5, he said it made a very definite improvement in the tone and volume of the mandolin, "increased volume and the tone is more open"

Kathy Barwick

Click here to see a video of Kathy playing at the Auburn Bluegrass Festival (about 4 megs)

Kathy has a feature article on Rob Anderlik's site for the month of November:  Kathy Barwick is a wonderful reso player as well as an accomplished flat picker.  Kathy has toured and recorded with a number of bluegrass artists over the past twenty years, including the Bluegrass Philharmonic, Bill Grant & Delia Bell, the All Girl Boys and the Avocado Brothers.  Check out the MP-3s below! She has recently joined up with  "Mountain Laurel" Kathy's playing is prominently featured on the second CD, Trouble At The Mine.

MP3 Panhandle Rag with Kathy Barwick & Jim Beeler

MP3 Powder Creek with Kathy Barwick & Jim Beeler

Ethan Anderson

The Anderson Family Bluegrass Band

Ethan Anderson is probably the youngest professional player using our tailpieces. Ethan uses an AR-2 Allen cast tailpiece. The Anderson Family Bluegrass Band is a very good bluegrass band and fun to watch. Check them out!!
The Farnum Family

 

Benjamin "Bubba" Farnum has an Allen AR-2 on his Breedlove Mandolin.
Jason Robertson

 

Jason is an inspiring mandolin player!  I was really impressed with his playing when I saw their band perform at Suppergrass 2007. Jason has been recording and touring with the Kenny & Amanda Smith Band for several years. Jason uses a cast Allen tailpiece model AR-2 on his mandolin.
Buck Owens

 

August 12,1929 - March 25 2006

Thank you Buck for the many years of wonderful music! I was so glad I got the chance to tell you that in person. This world is a better place because you were here! Randy Allen

I had just sent Buck an RS-2 for his Dobro and a TR-1 for his mandolin about a year before he passed away. I don't know that he ever got a chance to use it. I never thought of Buck as a dobro or a mandolin player but like so many talented people, He could do just about anything with strings on it! When I last spoke to him he mentioned that he was working on a project that the recorc company wanted him to play all the instruments and do al the vocals. I don't know that he ever got it finished.

Tom Bekeny Tom is an accomplished mandolin player He tours and records with one of my personal favorites The Kathy Kallick Band. Tom was part of Laurie Lewis’s Grant Street Stringband and is featured on Laurie’s & Kathy’s album, Together.  Tom has also been a member of High Country. Tom is using an AR-2 Allen tailpice.
Massimo Gatti One of the best mandolin players from Europe. Usually he will be playing a mandolin fitted with an Allen MR-2 model tailpiece. I say "usually" because he owns and plays many mandolins. He has recorded 11 or so CD's and whole bunch more.
Mountain Laurel Bluegrass Band  Without a doubt one of my favorite local (local to me that is) bluegrass bands. They have a great catalog of original and traditional tunes with really well executed arrangements. Kathy Barwick Plays an Allen Dobro that is set up with an Allen cast tailpiece.
Rich Ferguson Gospel Creek Rich Ferguson plays a custom Allen resophonic guitar. He said in a recent letter " this is probably the best (resophonic) guitar in the country." Rich Ferguson Plays an Allen Dobro that is set up with an Allen cast tailpiece.

They have a couple of CD's available or for booking information contact: Rich Ferguson 510-568-0887 rich@gospelcreek.com

John Branstetter

 

John plays guitar in this band but when he plays mandolin he plays and Allen custom mandolin. http://www.GospelGuitar70X7.com
Ted Garber

Grizzly Peak Bluegrass Band

Ted plays an Allen Dobro set up with an Allen RS-1 tailpiece.
No Turning Back    

Rick Toles: "Alkali - Last of the 49ers"

Peter Oliva Folk Songwriter / Singer 

Tennessee Gentlemen Bluegrass

The Stardust Cowboys

Past Due and Playable

Mike Auldridge

Oregon Bluegrass Association

Jerusalem Ridge Festival

http://www.guitarplayerworld.com Get tips and lessons to learning the guitar with videos and tabs.

http://guitarforanyone  

Guitar For Anyone a free online guitar lesson site.

 

 

 
 
 

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