Whether it’s rye whiskey, barroom beer, or that good old Mountain Dew, booze features heavily in bluegrass music. Although these songs usually don’t occur in such rapid succession—usually there’s some God-fearing gospel in there to water ‘em down—this list features drinking songs from Norman Blake, Peter Rowan, Gillian Welch, and more. Enjoy this playlist of boozegrass!
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.