Weekly Playlist: Bluegrass Double Plays

“Bluegrass music undoubtedly has a robust standard repertoire. Songs that Flatt and Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, and Ola Belle Reed wrote half a century ago are still played from private jams to the Ryman auditorium—and everywhere between. Some songs have gotten better with age, with modern artists often completely changing the character of tunes and songs that were written decades before they were even born. That’s why I made this playlist of bluegrass “double plays,” with twin versions of songs from “How Mountain Girls Can Love” to “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” played by the song’s pioneer and a newer, modern interpretation.

Take a listen!

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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