Just as there are essential bluegrass tunes that just about every bluegrasser should know, there are the essential songs: classic numbers like “The Old Home Place” and “Nine Pound Hammer” will never raise an eyebrow at a jam, and just about everyone can solo on them! With performances from phemonemal groups like Hot Rise, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, and IIIrd Time Out, enjoy this playlist of essential bluegrass songs!
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.