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Updated on September 10, 2016

Play along with Pete 'Dr. Banjo' Wernick, Nick Forester (guitar), Drew Emmitt (mandolin), Ben Kaufman (bass), Sally Van Meter(dobro), Nancy Steinberger (fiddle) with some spirited and challenging songs played in the jam / sessions type setting.

Pete Wernick continues his crusade to teach everyone how to jam on bluegrass music. A great line up of musicians shows hows it's done with plenty of tips. The second installment in a trilogy of educational and practice dvds.

I remember my first bluegrass festival in 1976 and my amazement at not the professionals on stage but the amateurs that gathered around the cars on the outskirts of the festival. We called them 'Parking Lot Pickers' and they were just as talented as most of people I was seeing up on stage. I spoke to a girl that was playing bass and told her how good they sounded. She informed me she wasn't a bass player but was a banjo player instead. She was just filing in until the bass player came back. This is how to learn and how to have the most fun with this genre of music.

Twenty two classic songs arranged and played by professional musicians to teach the student the greatest joy of playing music which is to play with others. You will hone skills in timing, jam etiquette, rhythm backup and soloing. Lot's of great tips by someone who teaches jamming all over the world for decades.

Angeline the Baker
Lonesome Road Blues
Bury Me Beneath the Willow
Man of Constant Sorrow
Rabbit in the Log
Sweet Sunny South
Crying Holy
Uncle Pen
Molly and Tenbrooks
Gold Watch and Chain
Roll on Buddy
Columbus Stockade Blues
Dark Hollow
If I Lose
I am a Pilgrim
Wreck of the Old 97
Roving Gambler
Just Like You
Ramblin Boy
A Beautiful Life
Bill Cheatham

For an intermediate player such as myself this is a great dvd. Some songs are very spirited and are more the type of songs you want to play with you pals. I still occasionally pull this out to warm up prior to going to our bi-weekly jam session. This dvd will give you many hours of enjoyment and play time.

Purchase this from Pete Wernick direct or the good folks from Homespun Tapes.


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      datahound 7 years ago from USA

      Absolutely Kentucky is where the Father of Bluegrass 'Bill Monroe' is from. As well as my favorite mandolin player 'Sam Bush'. Kentucky is a beautiful state.

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      loriamoore 7 years ago

      Bluegrass is very popular here in my home state -- Kentucky. I guess that's why we're called The Bluegrass State.