Playlist: Best of 1970s Bluegrass

The 1970s was a decade of transformation for bluegrass music. As the genre’s forefathers—including Bill Monroe and Mac Wiseman—continued to innovate, new arrivals to the music started to tug bluegrass in new and exciting directions. The nascent careers of David Grisman, Hot Rise, Bela Fleck—artists who continue to define the genre today—began in this decade. Many legends, including Larry Sparks and the Country Gentlemen, cemented their status in the seventies as well. Enjoy this curated list of some of the best bluegrass from the 1970s!

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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