Good Numbers


Don Stiernberg
mandolin, electric mandolin, and vocal

Andy Brown

Jim Cox


  • There Will Never Be Another You
  • Haven’t We Met
  • Just Friends
  • Something Special
  • Just One of Those Things
  • I Thought About You
  • Laverne Walk
  • Invitation
  • Come Rain or Come Shine
  • The Mayor of Swingville



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Ten original instrumentals plus two vocal standards, all done acoustically by Don and four cats he loves playing with. Swing, Latin, and contemporary as recorded by Steve Rashid for Don’s own label, MandoTraveler.

Stiernberg and friends convey joy in virtually every track.
-Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

Don Stiernberg
mandolin and vocal

Andy Brown

Jim Cox

Phil Gratteau

Larry Harris


  • Life Itself
  • Questions and Answers
  • Mandoboppin’
  • Bix in Rio
  • Donniebrook
  • The Very Thought of You
  • Three Down Town
  • The Wacky Waltz
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • Blues Santa Cruz
  • Magnanimous
  • Short Sleeves in December

Low Country Jazz DVD

Captured live in 2007 at Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor, “Low Country Jazz” features inspired renditions of classic and original jazz tunes performed by a magical grouping of true instrumental virtuosos.

Don Stiernberg
mandolin and vocal

Jeff Autry
guitar and vocal,

Tony Williamson
mandolin and vocal

Ben Tucker


  • Lady Be Good
  • Wild Julio
  • Avalon
  • Pher Matique
  • Well You Needn’t
  • Blue Heels
  • Limehouse Blues
  • Blues Santa Cruz
  • Spanish Eyes
  • Mr. Ambassador
  • Bloomingdale
  • Midnight on the Water
  • Now’s the Time
  • Short Sleeves in December

Swing 220

© 2010 Blue Night Records
“Strings, picks, and fingers have never sounded so good…”
Ted Eschliman,

A collection of swing jam favorites with Jeff Jenkins on guitar and Rusty Holloway on bass.

Don Stiernberg

Jeff Jenkins

Rusty Holloway


  • Topsy
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • How High the Moon
  • Night and Day
  • Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
  • Caravan
  • Lady Be Good
  • All of Me
  • Limehouse Blues
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • Stardust
  • Back Home Again in Indiana
  • After You’ve Gone

Mandolin Restaurant

Features guest appearances by Jethro Burns, Sam Bush, David Grisman, Howard Levy, Judy Roberts, and a host of Chicago’s finest musicians.

“Now digitally remastered for the first time, Mandolin Restaurant resonates with creative energy and ingenious playing, all wrapped in lush arrangements and a solid ensemble sound by one of the mandolin’s greatest living protagonists.”

Available for download from Acoustic Oasis Here

CD Reissue liner notes


  • We Belong Together
  • Windshield
  • Django
  • Blues For Ed and Myra
  • Cape Verdean Blues
  • The Masquerade is Over
  • Opus 7
  • Ayash

Home Cookin’

Don Stiernberg

Curt Morrison

Brian Wilkie

John Moulder

Jim Cox

Paulinho Garcia
rhythm guitar

Geraldo Deoliveira

Jeff Thomas


  • Brain Cloudy Blues
  • Home
  • Stella By Starlight
  • Something In The Way She Moves
  • Creepin’
  • West Coast Blues
  • I Don’t Want Love
  • High Clouds
  • You Stepped Out Of A Dream
  • I Hadn’t Anyone ‘Til You
  • Jethro’s Tune
  • Let’s Get Lost

By George

Don Stiernberg
John Carlini
Jim Cox
Phil Gratteau
“….John Carlini and Don Stiernberg have reinvigorated venerable jazz standards by pursuing a strategy that taps unlikely precedents from the past while aiming toward the future.” David McCarty, ACOUSTIC GUITAR magazine, March 2005


  • Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Liza (All The Clouds Roll Away)
  • How Long Has This Been Going On
  • Somebody Loves Me
  • Fascinatin’ Rhythm
  • I’ve Got A Crush On You
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • The Man I Love
  • Rhapsody In Blue
  • Summertime
  • Embraceable You
  • Soon
  • Srike Up The Band
  • I Got Rhythm

Tone Poets


Available at Acoustic Disc

Don is proud to be included on this two CD set produced by David Grisman featuring 42 musicians playing either a 1922 Gibson Lloyd Loar F5 mandolin or a 1933 Martin OM45 guitar. The resulting study in how artists bring forth sound from acoustic instruments is a revelation. Don and John Carlini contribute one track, “Moonlight in Vermont”.

Angel Eyes

“It’s not too much of a stretch of the imagination to see Thelonious Monk nodding in approval at Stiernberg’s quaver interpreting the composer’s signature intervals on ” ‘Round Midnight.”

Aaron Cohen, from his ***1/2 review in DOWNBEAT magazine, March 2005

Don Stiernberg

John Carlini

Jim Cox

Phil Gratteau


  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • All The Things You Are
  • My One And Only Love
  • Body and Soul
  • How About You
  • Tenderly
  • Round Midnight
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • Angel Eyes
  • In a Sentimental Mood
  • Secret Love

Unseasonably Cool

Don Stiernberg
mandolin, rhythm guitar

Curt Morrison

Jim Cox

Kevin Connelley

With Special Guests:

Art Davis
flugelhorn, trumpet

Ron DeWar
tenor saxophone

Richie Fudoli
tenor saxophone

Russ Phillips

Alejo Poveda

Geraldo deOliveira

Greg “Spats” Studebaker


  • Where or When
  • More Than You Know
  • Estaté
  • Will You Still Be Mine?
  • Easy Living
  • Lover Come Back To Me
  • I Cover The Waterfront
  • Baby Won’t You Please Come Home?
  • Ghost of a Chance
  • Happy Reunion
  • New Orleans
  • Theme From Mannix

The Game’s Afoot!—The John Carlini Quartet

With Special Guest Pat Cloud


FGM Records
PO Box 2160
Pulaski, VA 24301

John Carlini – Acoustic Guitar

Steve Holloway – Drums / Percussion

Don Stiernberg – Mandolin

Brian Glassman – Acoustic Bass

Special Guest: Pat Cloud – 5-String Banjo

About Time


“Another milestone for jazz mandolin.”
– David “Dawg” Grisman

A collection of swinging jazz standards featuring Don’s mandolin, rhythm guitar, and singing.

Curt Morrison – guitar

Jim Cox – bass

With Special Guests:

Kevin Connelley – drums

Art Davis – flugelhorn, trumpet

Richie Fudoli – tenor saxophone

Russ Phillips – trombone

Alejo Poveda – percussion

Steve Schneck – flugelhorn

Released by Blue Night Records

The Swing Sessions

John Parrott & Don Stiernberg


“The Swing Sessions simply puts the all the right ingredients of swing music front and center without any fluff or self-consciousness.”
Features John on guitar, Don on mandolin, Jim Cox on bass, Chuck Hedges on clarinet, and Greg “Spats” Studebaker on cornet.


Henhouse Prowlers, “Still on That Ride”

Jethro Burns Legacy

The Complete Final Sessions with Don Stiernberg
Hi Def Master
Volume 1: Swing Low Sweet Mandolin

Selected Sideman Sessions

Paulinho Garcia, “My Very Life”

Beautiful instrumental and vocal original Brasilian jazz from the Chicago-based international jazz star.

The Henhouse Prowlers: “A Dark Rumor”

Original traditional style bluegrass from one of the busiest bands in America. Produced by Don Stiernberg, who also plays mandolin on most tracks.

The Road Home, a Tribute to Butch Baldassari

A loving tribute to the great mandolinist, with 20 tracks contributed by Butch’s colleagues including David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush, Roland White, Tom Rozum, Tony McManus, Steve Kaufman, John Reischman, Roland White, Carlo Aonzo,Ron Block,Chris Jones,Keith Little, Robin Bullock,Jim Richter, Scott Tichenor, Mike Compton, The Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, Tim O’Brien, and Don Stiernberg.

The Johnsburg 3: “Caskets in the Cornfield”

A great collection of stories in song, focusing on tragedies, all from the state of Illinois!Assembled by the great folklorist and historian Bucky Halker, the Johnsburg 3 also includes Tom Piekarski on bass and vocals and Don Stiernberg on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, and vocals. Fans of folk, old-time, country, and bluegrass will enjoy this project.

Robbie Fulks: “Happy: Robbie Fulks Plays the Music of Michael Jackson”

The mad genius of alternative country re-imagines his favorite MJ trax. Not to be missed is the marathon bluegrass remake of “Don’t stop Till You get Enough..”

Steve Lewandowski: “Familiar Melodies”

Accessible original jazz tunes by the great Milwaukee guitarist. Also includes the legendary Chuck Hedges on clarinet and hard swingers Bob Maynard(vibes), John Parrott(rhythm guitar)and George Welland(bass) from Steve’s working band.