Duo Pizzicato

Matteo Casserino and Gino DiMichele

The first Italian mandolin music I can remember hearing was by Matteo Casserino at the Cafe Trieste in San Francisco. Then I used to hear him practice at Gino DiMichele's guitar shop on Judah Street near 9th Ave. Someone recently sent me this incredible photo of Matteo and Gino both playing vintage Gibson instruments. This is the only time I can remember them playing these two instruments.