I met Gavin Strappe, mandolin and banjo player for JigJam, when he visited my store, The Mando Shop, in Tallahassee, FL. He bought a Collings mandolin. What a great pleasure it was for me to hear him play! After developing my own brand of mandolin, TKD, I contacted him and he agreed to help me by playing a TKD for a promotional video. You can see those videos in the Personal category on the Stringfest Video page.
JigJam has now grown to 5 members. Here is the first video with the new group of five.
One of the earlier videos from 2016 with Gavin playing the Collings he purchased at The Mando Shop.
After doing the TKD promotional videos, Gavin liked the TKD mandolin and chose to play one. In this 2018 video he is playing a TKD Falcon mandolin.
Here is a 2019 live performance of JigJam playing Bluebird at the National Folk Festival in Canberra, Australia. Gavin is playing a TKD Eagle, one I sold to the band’s lead singer, Jamie.
Performing Dolly Parton’s Jolene, Gavin is playing his TKD Hawk mandolin. I will always be grateful Gavin chose to play a TKD mandolin, and thankful for the incredible music JigJam shares with all of us.
This exceptional band from Ireland tours the world and fortunately that includes the United States. Here is a link to their website where you can find tour dates to see when they are coming to a city near you.
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