Bluegrass Masters: Guitar

“The dreadnought guitar is the backbone of bluegrass music, and bluegrass guitarists are among the genre’s most talented vanguards. Early bluegrass guitarists like Doc Watson and Clarence White made opening arguments about the guitar’s place as a leading instrument in bluegrass, and second-generation leaders like Tony Rice and Norman Blake pushed the envelope further. In the twenty-first century, a cornucopia of modern bluegrass guitarists from Molly Tuttle to Jim Hurst to Bryan Sutton have cemented their instrument’s place as integral to bluegrass music. Check out this playlist of twenty of bluegrass music’s guitar masters!”

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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