I used to play in an Old School Country Music group. We had a steel guitar, fiddle, harmonica and all. I will never the forget the steel guitar player. He was like 89 years old and he hated bluegrass with a passion. I used to talk about recruiting a banjo player to our group just to mess with him. I do not mind bluegrass, musically speaking the banjo is a beast.I like and listen to a fairly wide variety of music.
But my hands down favorite thing to listen to is bluegrass. And if you made me pick a favorite artist, with careful consideration, I'd probably have to pick Norman Blake.
I think I'd be hard pressed to think of a better folk/Americana/bluegrass picker and story teller than Norman Blake. He has a smoothness and fluidity to his playing that he pairs with accuracy and precision, often at breakneck speed.
So today I'm listening to my extensive collection of Norman Blake.
Any other bluegrass fans here?