Apr 25, 2015

Bluegrass with Simon Lewis

Bill Monroe, the father of Bluegrass

This week, we host Tophane's foremost bluegrass expert Simon Lewis​ to talk about a genre of music that has been close to his heart for the past 20 years.
  1. The Carter family, "John Hardy", 1928
  2. Doc Watson, "Black Mountain Rag", May the Circle Be Unbroken, UA, 1972 
  3. Kentucky Colonels, "John Henry", Appalachian Swing! World Pacific, 1964
  4. The Byrds "Take a Whiff", Untitled, Colombia, 1970
  5. Norman Blake, "Whiskey Before Breakfast", Whiskey Before Breakfast, Rounder, 1976
  6. Tony Rice with David Grisman Quintet "E.M.D." live at Town Park, 1998
  7. Bill Frisell, "Sittin On Top Of the World", The Willies, Nonesuch, 2002 
  8. Brad Davis, "California" live, 2006
  9. Robbie Fulks, "Snake Chapman's Tune", Gone Away Backward, Bloodshot, 2013