Bluegrass Quadruple Plays!

Most songs and tunes in the bluegrass canon have been around the block a couple of times—to say the least. Many classics dating back to the first generation of bluegrass performers or earlier have been recorded dozens of times throughout the years, which offers great insights to how the genre has changed in its 80+ year heritage. This list takes five of the most oft-performed bluegrass numbers and brings together four performances of each—like the standard “The Old Home Place,” performed here by The Dillards, J.D. Crowe and the New South, Robert Earl Keene, and Ricky Skaggs. Enjoy this playlist of bluegrass quadruple plays!

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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