Bluegrass instrumental music isn’t always easy-going like last week’s playlist… sometimes, it’s downright hard-drivin’. On this week’s playlist, we hear tough-as-nails instrumental melodies from banjo heavyweights Bela Fleck and Alison Brown, guitar virtuosos Bryan Sutton and Clay Jones, and mandolin masters Sierra Hull and Adam Steffey. This playlist has it all: driving melodies, great solos, and that extra spicy bluegrass kick you can only get from today’s best bluegrass instrumentalists. Enjoy this playlist of tough as nails bluegrass instrumentals!
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.