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!
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.
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