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Mandolin Picker

For mandolin pickers

My name is Brannam Smith. I am 18 yrs. old and I play mandolin in a bluegrass band called III Generation. Welcome to my site for mandolin pickers. I started playing mandolin when I was ten. John Moore when he was with the band California influenced me to start playing mandolin. I took lessons off and on for three years, now I give lessons. Mandolin is a great instrument that can produce all different kinds of sounds.

Third Generation

We are hard driving traditional, gospel, and progessive sound with influences from classical to rock. Check our site for the next show. http://www.thirdgenerationbluegrassband.com

Musical Influences

  • Sam Bush (who I meet and he signed my mandolin)
  • Ricky Skaggs (who I meet also and signed my mandolin)
  • John Moore (who influenced me to start), and Chris Thile

Favorite Recordings

  • New Grass Revival (all of their albums)
  • Tony Rice (all of them)
  • Chris Thile (all of his stuff as well)