Weekly Playlist: Double Plays
by David Chernack
“Bluegrass music undoubtedly has a robust standard repertoire. Songs that Flatt and Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, and Ola Belle Reed wrote half a century ago are still played from private jams to the Ryman auditorium—and everywhere between. Some songs have gotten better with age, with modern artists often completely changing the character of tunes and songs that were written decades before they were even born. That’s why I made this playlist of bluegrass “double plays,” with twin versions of songs from “How Mountain Girls Can Love” to “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” played by the song’s pioneer and a newer, modern interpretation.
The HVBA hosts two monthly jam sessions!
The Manor at Woodside
168 Academy Street
All jams are cancelled until further notice.
Held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.
All of our jam sessions feature the Slow Jam, which happens during the first 60 minutes. From 6:30 to 7:30, we invite you to play at a sane pace in a supportive, non-competitive environment. The regular jam begins at 7:30 and all level players are welcome for the entire evening.
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