Rich DelGrosso is the player keeping the mandolin alive in the blues. He has received nine Blues Music Award nominations, his latest for his CD The Ragpicker Stringband, which has received worldwide critical acclaim. Downbeat magazine placed it as one of their choices for best CDs of 2015. DelGrosso was a writer/ editor for Blues Revue magazine for sixteen years and Mandolin Magazine for eleven. He has published four instruction books for Hal Leonard Publishing, including Mandolin Blues: From Memphis to Maxwell Street. He has conducted workshops in the US, UK and Europe for over thirty years.