The young mandolin player David Benedict has started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund his full-length debut CD of original progressive bluegrass tunes. He’ll be recording it this September in Nashville. The Grammy-nominated mandolinist Matt Flinner is on board to produce the album.
David is currently completing a degree in mandolin performance at Bryan College in Dayton, TN, where he has had the opportunity to study a wide variety of music, ranging from Bluegrass and Oldtime to Celtic, Classical, and Jazz. These eclectic influences are reflected in the instrumental tunes that David composes. Like the mandolin pioneers that came before him, David Benedict strives to write tunes that blend tradition and innovation.
The Kickstarter campaign expires on July 21st. You can learn more about it here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/821913528/david-benedict-the-debut-solo-album?ref=activity
Below is a video of David playing his version of the traditional tune Big Sciota.