Rico Wallenda

Country and Bluegrass Mandolin

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12 years of experience on the mandolin in both studio and live settings with a specialty in bluegrass and country mandolin. I'm a working musician based out of Nashville, TN offering specialized mandolin on here. I attended Belmont University's commercial music program with mandolin as my primary instrument.

My name is Rico Wallenda, and I'm offering my services as a session mandolinist. Whether you have a song that needs a bit more texture, or if you want to highlight the mandolin on a specific track, I'm here to give you whatever you may want out of this fun little instrument. I attended Belmont University as a student in the commercial music program, and within that I chose an emphasis on music technology.

My first thought when considering what to track for any project is how can this instrument serve the song, and genuinely add value to it? It's fun to sit down and find what the song is calling for out of the mandolin. I like to think that I'm very 'coachable' when tracking, meaning that if there is input from the producer or artist I'm capable and willing to change up the idea or approach to better serve those interests.

Currently touring with Downriver Collective and Troubadour Blue

References on Spotify:

Downriver Collective
- EP; 'Off the Shelf'
- Singles: Tennessee Thunderstorm, Lonely Mountain, The Chain
Sarah Harralson
- Whiskey History
Madi Foster, David Nipper
- Slow Motion
Troubadour Blue
-Live performances only

Send me a note through the contact button above.

DownRiver Collective 'Dead to Me'

I was the Mandolinist and Co-writer in this production

Terms Of Service

I'm open to a few revisions as needed, let's call it 2 revisions (3 takes in total). You can expect as little as 48 hour turnaround and no more than a week. This is dependent upon my tour schedule.

GenresSounds Like
  • Ronnie McCoury
  • Tim O'Brien
  • Andrew Marlin
Gear Highlights
  • 2008 Gibson F5 Fern
  • 2017 Collings MF Varnish
  • Rode M5
  • Warm Audio 47 jr
  • Slate Digital ML-2
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