Playlist: Bluegrass Behind Bars

Murder ballads, hard drinking, conniving thievery, and other crimes feature heavily in the bluegrass canon. It’s all fun and games until those characters end up in the county pen—and that’s what this playlist is all about! Blue Highway, Mile Twelve, Hot Rize, and more sing their woes of being imprisoned and how they got there in this list of sorrowful songs. Enjoy this playlist of bluegrass behind bars!

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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