Mandolin for Christmas
'I... have never [before] heard a mandolin produce such rich, multi-dimensional sounds.' - San Antonio Express-News 'A stunning mastery of interpretation.' - Saint Paul Pioneer Press 'Truly dazzling.' - Washington Post About Evan J. Marshall What sounds like a small choir of mandolins playing bass lines, chordal accompaniment, and tremolo melodies is in fact nothing except Evan Marshall all by himself. Which would not mean much in this Age of the Overdub except for one astounding fact: Marshall plays all this music live, at once, on one mandolin, with no overdubs at all. That's four tiny pairs of strings and one flatpick, plus a stray finger or ten. These feats of the impossible are something like what Chet Atkins did on guitar -- Atkins, in fact, commended Marshall as 'one of the few great musicians of our time.' Evan J. Marshall is a versatile virtuoso. Besides being the master of solo mandolin playing in duo-style, he is known throughout the Southwest as Relaxin' Jackson, fiddler in Cody Bryant's Riders of the Purple Sage, and in the Pacific Northwest as Billy Mandolin of Billy and the Hillbillies. Evan has been a Featured Guest Artist with numerous Symphony Orchestras; he gives solo concerts and recitals, performs for private and corporate events, and is a much sought after instructor. Evan is an enthusiastic teacher who much enjoys the serious mandolin, violin and fiddle student. Though he specializes in classical and bluegrass music, Evan is a teacher of most acoustic styles of music.