David Chernack’s Playlist – Bluegrass Double Plays II

Time for more bluegrass double plays! Bluegrass is all about borrowing from tradition—even the first bluegrass pickers were inspired by jazz, Celtic, and country western styles. Today, modern masters of the bluegrass genre look to the classic melodies and lyrics of their forefathers to refine the music and make it new again. James King remakes Jimmy Martin’s “Sophronie,” Jimmy Gaudreau covers Hot Rize’s “Bending Blades,” and Chris Eldridge revisits Norman Blake’s “Ginseng Sullivan” on this playlist. Enjoy these bluegrass double 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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