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Sharon Gilchrist and John Reischman: “The Road to Malvern”

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A great mandolin duet from two members of Peghead Nation's illustrious mandolin instruction staff.

by Dan Gabel
December 07, 2016

Sharon Gilchrist and John Reischman were recently at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, California, as part of Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans' California Banjo Extravaganza concert. Before the concert, Sharon and John played a rousing mandolin duet of “The Road to Malvern” in the Freight's lobby. 

 Sharon, John, and Peghead Nation co-founder Scott Nygaard recorded this tune for their new album, The Harmonic Tone Revealers, which was released a few months ago. “The Road to Malvern” was written by fiddler Jim Childress, who named the tune after the town in Arkansas where his wife was raised.

We're thrilled that John Reischman will be joining the Peghead Nation mandolin teaching staff in early 2017, with a course that will focus on his original tunes as well as some of his favorite old-time, new acoustic, and roots tunes. John is one of the most well-respected mandolin players around, tours extensively with his band the Jaybirds, and teaches at many of the most popular workshops and camps offered in the US and Canada.

To get updates about John's forthcoming course, please submit your email address below.

And you can learn mandolin with Sharon Gilchrist in her Beginning Mandolin and Intermediate Bluegrass Mandolin courses right now!

Tags: Mandolin
Category: Featured Video

Comments and Discussion

Posted by Rich Young on
Is Sharon playing a Nugget mandolin? The headstock looks like it.
Posted by dangabel on
Hi Rich,

Sharon is playing her Stephen Gilchrist (no relation) F5 mandolin. You can see a video of her talking about that mandolin here on Peghead Nation:

Thank you!
Dan Gabel
Co-Founder and Executive Producer
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