Mando Mafia

Style: Global Stringband Music
Began performing: 1989
Stomping grounds : Mid-atlantic states of the US

Mando Mafia was formed in 1989 to explore the links between mandolin-family instruments and old-time music, bluegrass, and the music of other ethnic traditions. Individual band members have won instrumental competitions in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, and collectively the band has won the Non-traditional Band Competition at the Appalachian String Band Festival in West Virginia. Their first bluegrass festival appearance was at the Merle Watson Festival, sharing the stage with some of the top names in bluegrass music. The band has released three recordings which have garnered international acclaim. [--Pete Marshall]

Band Members:

Kelly Perdue-mandolin
Lew Prichard-mandolin
Bill Giltinan-mandolin
Pete Marshall-octave mandolin
Rick Friend-guitar
Vaughan Mairs-bass They also add in other stringband instruments...fiddle, banjo, mandola, mandocello, mando-banjo, and other instruments.

Band Address/Booking/Label Address:

Black Rose Productions
5505 Walnut Level Rd, Crozet, VA 22932, USA
Phone: 804-823-4078
Fax: fax 804-823-5027
E-mail: [Pete Marshall]


Mando Mafia Black Rose BRC1(out of print)
Take Two Black Rose BRC2
Mando Liniment Black Rose BRCD3

Other Notes:

Mando Mafia Milestones (in reverse chronological order)

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