Railroad Earth mandolinist John Skehan will team up with mandolinist Todd Collins for an album of Sonatas by eighteenth century Italian composer Emanuele Barbella. The duo

have been performing as a mandolin duo for a number of years, usually playing Bluegrass, Celtic and Old-time fiddle tunes and Jazz ,as well as their own original compositions. According to the pair, The music of _ Perform Mandolin Duets of Emanuele Barbella_ would traditionally be performed on classical Neopolitan or bowl-back mandolins- (‘tater-bugs’ as the bluegrassers call them)-which have a very delicate sound compared to the modern F5 mandolin.