21st Century Fiddle Tunes

Bluegrass has changed a lot in the twenty-first century. New pickers have continued to raise the bar of instrumental prowess while the previous generations have continued their development of the genre, with arcs dating as far back as the 1970s. Today, these new- and old-guard pickers are collaboratively forging a new fiddle tune canon—as evidenced by tracks like “Jim Thompson’s Horse” featuring Noam Pikelny and Tim O’Brien, “Rare Bird Alert” featuring Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, and “Hug Point” featuring Bela Fleck, Sierra Hull, and Molly Tuttle. Enjoy this playlist of 21st Century Fiddle Tunes!

David Chernack

David Chernack is a fiddler, mandolinist, and guitarist from the Hudson Valley. Trained as a classical violist, David found out about bluegrass music in high school and despite his best efforts has been unable to kick the habit in adulthood. He picked up mandolin and guitar in college in Boston, where he studied environmental science and music. While not at his day job or pickin' 'grass, David also enjoys birdwatching and wrenching on cars.

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