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Joe Walsh



Biography

Hailed by Nashville’s Music Row Magazine for his “lickety-split mandolin work” and by CBC-Newfoundland as “one of the best mandolinists of his generation”, Portland, Maine-based mandolin player Joe Walsh is known for his exceptional tone and taste, and his collaborations with acoustic music luminaries including legendary fiddler Darol Anger, flatpick guitar hero Scott Nygaard, folk legend Jonathan Edwards, and pop/grass darlings Joy Kills Sorrow have taken him all over the musical and figurative map. He’s played with everyone from John Scofield to Bela Fleck to Emmylou Harris, and performed everywhere from festivals to laundromats to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. After a number of years helping bluegrass super-group the Gibson Brothers rise to the top of the bluegrass world, Joe currently splits his time between a group with Grant Gord, Darol Anger and Ethan Jodziewicz called Mr Sun and a trio with Brittany Haas and Owen Marshall. An avid educator, Joe is a mandolin instructor at the Berklee College of Music. He teaches regularly at music camps throughout North America and beyond, and has taught hundreds of students near his home in Portland, Maine. Joe is co-directing the Berklee American Roots Weekend camp in Boston, and the Ossipee Valley String Camp.

Watch Past Performances

Video 11/18/2014: Grant Gordy and Joe K. Walsh

Brooklyn-based guitarist Gordy and Portland, Maine–based mandolin player Walsh are entertaining and talented gentlemen of bluegrass.

Grant Gordy and Joe Walsh