Bluegrass is an American roots music that is a subset of country music. With roots primarily in Appalachia, this style dates back to the 1800s, with many of the songs being used for Minstrel shows and often referred to as a mix between blues and jazz music. It reflects the hardships of living in rural Appalachia and the everyday life people live there.
Bluegrass is an American roots music that is a subset of country music. With roots primarily in Appalachia, this style dates back to the 1800s, with many of the songs being used for Minstrel shows and often referred to as a mix between blues and jazz music. It reflects the hardships of living in rural Appalachia and the everyday life people live there.Many of these songs are just a snippet of amazing bluegrass albums by amazing artists, so be sure to check out the greatest bluegrass albums as well.
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Roll in My Sweet Baby’s ArmsA fast-played bluegrass classic
Blue Moon of KentuckyFamous bluegrass tune once covered by Elvis Presley.
Foggy Mountain BreakdownThe quintessential bluegrass instrumental track.
Orange Blossom SpecialA quintessential tune for fiddlers, this song was once covered by Jonny Cash as well.
Can the Circle Be UnbrokenTaken from a similarly name spiritual, The Careter Family rewrote their own version
John HenryBest performed by the Lily Borthers.
- popular bluegrass song written by
Rocky TopA song that recalls a southern paradaise it is now the university of Tennesse's fight song.
Wayfaring StrangerA bluegrass song from the 1800s about traveling through life.
Man of Constant SorrowA bluegrass classic that was re-introduced to the public in the film "O Brother Where Art Thou"
Kentucky WaltzClassic Bill Monroe song from 1946
Fox On the RunBest performed by Emerson and Waldron
Nine Pound HammerBest performed by Tony
Feudin’ BanjosThe song made infamous by the film "Deliverance"
Footprints in the SnowBest perfromed by Mac Wiseman
Molly and TenbrooksOriginally recorded by the Carver Boys under a slightly different title this song was then popularized by Bill Monroe in the '40s
I Wonder How the Old Folks Are at HomeA classic nostalgic tune from The Carter Family.
Wabash CannonballBest performed by Claire Lynch
Darling CoreyBest performed by the Seldom Scene
The Ballad of Jed ClampettBlue grass tune that became popular as the theme song from The Beverly Hillbillies.
Fireball MailBest performed by the Lonesome River Band
- A lonesome tune of longing this bluegrass tune is an undeniable classic.
Old Dan TuckerA popular bluegrass song from Oral traditions popularized in Minstrel shows.
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot