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August 16, 2015 | A decades-long love affair with an old-fashioned instrument

Portland has its hipsters. Seattle has its coffee. Lexington, NC has its BBQ.

Being only a three hour drive away, we were already aware that the Mecca of Mandolins is in Lawrence, KS., and a recent article at confirms this. You already knew about it being the home of the Mandolin Cafe and mentor/best friend Scott Tichenor, but there's a well-documented history that goes even before his arrival. Literally more than a century.

Well worth the time reading:
Mandolin mecca: Tracing Lawrence's decades-long love affair with an old-fashioned instrument


Posted by Ted at August 16, 2015 5:51 PM

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