Hailing from New York, this six-man, one-woman band blends bluegrass, country, rockabilly, and a sucker punch of punk for a rubber-meets-the-road roots sound. Many of their songs tow a thin line between serious and satire. But don’t let irreverence fool you; These accomplished musicians create artistic arrangements that feature harmonies worthy of Gram and Emmylou, and a virtuosic chicken-pickin’ guitar that belies their geographic origin.
Here is a hands-on Dobro course that will teach you to play your favorite bluegrass and country tunes in no time- even if you've never played before! Jam-packed with information, this 90-minute lesson utilizes close-ups, split screens and easy-to-follow instruction to make it easy for you to learn.
Fingerstyle master Al Petteway continues his exploration of the evocative DADGAD tuning with a variety of must-learn tunes in the Southern mountain tradition. In his hands, this tuning becomes an inventive and compelling way to play bluegrass, blues and country songs. A small alteration of chord shapes will give you the "high lonesome" sounds of Appalachian music, and standard chords add color to well-known country songs.
Spirit Family Reunion is a touring band based out of New York that aims to deliver raw, high-energy honest music. They have self-produced and self-released two full-length albums, No Separation, 2012, & Hands Together, 2015, as well as multiple songbooks and other collections of recordings.
Here they are performing "Gone, Gone, Gone" in front of the 50 Feet of Song super 8 camera.