Dan Tyminski is a man of constant sorr- er, I mean, a man of many voices. The venerable Union Station member has a powerful vocal presence—with inimitable performances like his iconic take on “I am a Man of Constant Sorrow”—as well as a distinctive right hand which makes him a supremely commanding rhythm guitar player. His songwriting voice is also instantly recognizable: mature, funny, sorrowful, and decisive. Dan Tyminski is one of my bluegrass heroes for these and so many other reasons, all of which are encapsulated in this playlist of his best performances from the 1990s to his new album God Fearing Heathen. Enjoy this playlist of the best of Dan Tyminski!
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.