Great Bluegrass Solo Tracks

Bluegrass is famously an ensemble genre: a standard bluegrass band will usually have one fiddle, one mandolin, one banjo, one guitar, one bass, and sometimes a dobro. But what happens when some of the genre’s best decide to go it alone? You get cuts like these—contemplative and delicate tracks from Jerry Douglas, Tim Stafford, Pete Wernick, and more. Enjoy this playlist of great bluegrass solo tracks!

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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  • I’m so glad you featured Tony Rice’s Church Street Blues recording. It is the epitome of TASTE in bluegrass guitar. Tony’s singing also reached a peak on this recording. The whole thing is beautifully recorded.

    Happy New Year!

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