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The Northside Southpaws are an all-left-handed, all-resophonic mandolin/guitar duo based in Chicago who perform obsolete ragtime, archaic country, proto-grass, turn-of-the-century waltzes and other obscure string band music on lefty resonator instruments.

Mandolin Magazine calls their debut all-instrumental cd, STOMP GLIDE WOBBLE, " of the best mandolin cds of the year, filled with an unspoiled sound and infectious enthusiasm that will win over fans from bluegrass, jazz and swing, blues and other styles" (Spring, 2008).

Sing Out! magazine said "This much anticipated cd by The Northside Southpaws was well worth the wait. (STOMP GLIDE WOBBLE) features the pair on a fascinating mixture of archaic ragtime and hillbilly, early jazz and blues, proto-grass and other string band material played with an unspoiled, back-porch fluency that skips the pyrotechnics and possesses an enthusiasm that's bound to perk a listener's ears" (September, 2008). In 2011, Sing Out! called the Southpaws' second cd, NO BREAD. "just wonderful".

John now an NRP dealer - May 29, 2011

John is now an authorized dealer of National Reso-Phonic Guitars and Mandolins. Contact him through this site for a quote on your next fine resonator instrument. Say something nice about The Northside Southpaws and get a spectacular deal.

NO BREAD now available! - October 4, 2010

Our brand new cd, NO BREAD, is now available. It's fabulous.

STOMP GLIDE WOBBLE gets rave review from Mandolin Magazine - April 26, 2008

Mandolin Magazine has called STOMP GLIDE WOBBLE " of the best mandolin CDs of the year" (Spring 2008). Read the full review on our PRESS page.

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