Saturday Song Share #19

I’ve never been a bluegrass fan. I was always immensely impressed by the pickers’ skill on their instruments, because buddy, that takes talent and practice. But it was the singing. Just not my style, not what I enjoyed.

Then my children decided they wanted to take music lessons and learn to play…..the banjo. The fiddle. The mandolin.

You see where this is going?

Bluegrass has started to grow on me. Is it my favorite? No, it’s still not my preferred genre of music, and not what I will listen to if I’m on my own. But I’ve come to learn to enjoy it more.

In honor of this newfound appreciation for bluegrass, I thought it would be fun to do something a little different today. I’ve picked a couple of the songs that we sang growing up in the church (and still do) and found both the acapella and bluegrass versions of them. Displaying a little of my church of Christ heritage, but giving some homage to the bluegrass as well. Hope you enjoy both versions!

“I’ll Fly Away” by Praise and Harmony
“I’ll Fly Away” by Gillian Welch and Alison Krauss
“The Unclouded Day” by Acapeldrige
“The Unclouded Day” by Lester Flatt and The Nashville Grass

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