Heartbroke Bluegrass

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Heartbreak and lonesomeness feature prominently in the bluegrass song catalogue—as you might expect, considering “Blue” is right there in the name! From big bad breakups to missing the old home place, bluegrass songwriters always seem like they’re heartbroke about something. Good thing that translates into some pretty awesome songs, like examples on this list pulled from Kenny and Amanda Smith, Tony Trischka, Jim and Jesse, and more. Enjoy this playlist of heartbroke bluegrass!

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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