Oops, All Old-Time Playlist!

Hey, you got old-time in my bluegrass!” Old-time music, like bluegrass, is the combination of centuries of influence from Scotland and Africa—yet it’s still uniquely American. In old-time, instrumentalists don’t take solos as they would in bluegrass, meaning that energy … Read More

Bluegrass Covers- Playlist

Who’s ready for some more bluegrass covers? I love bluegrass bands who look to all corners of the musical pantheon to bring in songs that were never intended to be played in a bluegrass style—then they do it anyway! This … Read More

Best of 2000s- Playlist

The 2000s were an interesting decade for bluegrass. Riding high off the genre’s revival in the late 1990s and early 2000s from Dolly Parton’s The Grass Is Blue and the Coen Brothers’ O Brother Where Art Thou, artists in this … Read More

Founding Women of Bluegrass – Playlist

March is Women’s History Month—so let’s celebrate bluegrass music’s founding mothers! It’s hard to pinpoint the exact year when bluegrass began, but it certainly wouldn’t have been without the contribution of the earliest female performers of the nascent genre, like … Read More

GospelGrass – Playlist

Gospel music is a core aspect of bluegrass music. Spirituals, hymns, and other religious music featured prominently in the early days of bluegrass, and it continues to do so to this day. The classic format of four voices with guitar … Read More

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