5 Shredding Bluegrass Songs
Here are five examples -- in five videos -- of wild bluegrass shred.
David Grier, "Wheeling," Wheeling
David Grier is a master of the perfectly stated bluegrass melody. Think of him as the Jeff Beck of flat-picking.
Grier’s original composition “Wheeling” exemplifies his ability to improvise seemingly endless variations on a melodic theme, as well as his advanced crosspicking technique, a flatpicking style that imitates a banjo roll. Grier tours as a solo act as well as with his group Psychograss.
Here’s Grier performing Wheeling with fellow guitarist Wyatt Rice:
Ethan Varian is a freelance writer and guitarist based in San Francisco. He has performed with a number of rock, blues, jazz and bluegrass groups in the Bay Area and in Colorado.
Photo: Mike Morbeck, from joshwilliamsmusic.com
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