Grant Gordy & Joe K. Walsh of Mr. Sun stopped by our offices to perform “Roly Poly,” the Western swing classic penned by Fred Rose.
Walsh is playing Nugget mandolin #302, built by luthier Mike Kemnitzer. “The cool thing is, [Mike] ended up mailing me two mandolins [to choose from],” Walsh says. “This is the one that I held onto.” At the time of this filming (late April 2016), this Englemann spruce mandolin was just a few months old.
Gordy is playing a 1944 Martin 000-18 that he purchased at the Chicago Music Exchange. “It really was kind of like hearing my voice for the first time,” he says of the day he found the guitar. Hear more about this duo and their gear by listening to our podcast with Gordy and Walsh.