Grammy-nominated mandolinist Matt Flinner has made a career out of playing acoustic music in new ways. Whether it’s with his own Matt Flinner Trio or with Phillips, Grier and Flinner, the Frank Vignola Quartet, Darrell Scott, Steve Martin, the Ying Quartet, Tim O’Brien, Leftover Salmon or the Modern Mandolin Quartet, Flinner’s style and compositional ability have established him as one of the most accomplished and musically diverse mandolinists in the world. Flinner is also a highly respected teacher. He started his Bluegrass Mandolin 101 online courses in 2013 and has motivated hundreds of students to become better players in bluegrass, old-time, swing and other styles of mandolin playing over the last five years. Flinner is also pretty confident that he is one of the 10 best mandolinists in the southern part of Addison County, Vermont.