Thanks! No immediate plans yet, but we'll keep you posted.
Hey, Evan ... It's Joe Mancuso. Sorry i'm a lame-ass for taking so long to get on the list and stuff. I'll jump on the Patreon, too, for at least a little bit to get started. Love the new videos and still think you're doing amazing stuff.
If you would, please put me on the mailing list for _all_ locations. I want to pitch you to friends i have in other locations when you're playing there. Still hoping to catch you next time you're nearby (and buy some signed stuff!).
Until then, thanks again for the inspiration and hang in there!! Best,
Hey Joe, good to hear from you. Thanks for the kind words and the Patreon pledge! Sure, we'll keep you posted on all our shows. We're spread out across the country now, so there may not be any for a little while.
Evan's current algorithm as of dec 2016, ymmv:
1. exercise - strength+cardio+stretching, at least 3x a week, ideally 5-6.
2. food - less sugar/white flour and more veggies. savor. cook for yourself when possible.
3. mindfulness - many options here but I like these: http://bit.ly/2gDcBcr
4. nature - get out in it, whether it's yosemite or your local park
5. meaningful work - probably the hardest one. something you feel good at (or want to get good at), that pays enough to sustain you, and that helps others (http://bit.ly/2gDkPBb).
6. relationships - quality over quantity, but don't put all your eggs in one basket
7. art - immerse yourself in great books (http://bit.ly/2gDiuWW), films (http://bit.ly/2gDmWVH), music (http://bit.ly/2gDipTp). balance breadth (experiencing lots of stuff) with depth (getting to know certain works intimately)
Wow, This is so great! Funny thing is I was sitting here plunking on my Mandolin and looked on youtube because I wanted to see what Ska would sound like on the mando, and this is what I found! I'm a became a big fan right away! I hope you guys come to the Eugene OR area to play a show!
Thanks –– glad you found us!
Yeah, we've played there a few times!
I just stumbled across your song cover "Get Lucky" and love your sound. I especially like the use of acoustic instruments, especially the strings. Do you ever get to West Virginia. Morgantown, WV is home to WVU and I think they would love you there. BTW, I am 60 and love what I've heard but I think college students would love you
Thanks so much! We haven't been through WV yet but will keep you posted if we do.
so is kansas by chance a state you might want to come play in at some point ? also I play mandolin and guitar but I have a quick question for the mando player.....any advice you can share with me to help my own playing ?
I haven't had a mandolin lesson in 12 years, so I don't have a great sense of the best technique/theory books or lessons out there (if you find good ones, tell me!), but I'll say this:
There's no magic bullet that replaces practice—just putting in hours and hours of playing at consistent intervals over time. So the question to ask yourself is this: what inspires you to pick up the mandolin? Is it plugging into a loop pedal and layering parts until you have a mando wall of sound? Is it downloading tabs and learning to play along to your favorite bands? Is it finding other likeminded musicians (maybe they play violin, cello, upright bass, and drums? :P) and writing tunes together? Is it going deep into classic bluegrass; or maybe going the opposite direction and playing funk or metal?
Whatever your answer is... Do it! A lot! And send us recordings of the results.
Not sure when we'll be heading through Kansas again, but we had a great time last time around. We'll keep you posted.