As new music partners keep on getting swung on to the vintage tones of acoustic picking, country groups old and new are coming to bigger gatherings of people, and the mid-year celebration scene is overflowing with bluegrass acts and fans who are prepared to pogo along to their shows.
The considerable influx of newgrass legends from the Big Bang of bluegrass bands in the ’70s fought the good fight, speaking to the brilliant period of country where traditional style meets trailblazing instrumental virtuoso. John Cowan, in reference to the age he and his associates are turning, discharged Sixty, a star-pressed collection (which made PopMatters’ Best Americana list for 2014) that discovers him still in mountain-high shape.
Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, and Tim O’Brien kept on working together, visit, and record at persistent paces and with crisp innovative vitality. Sam Bush played the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado for the 40th straight year, as the Festival’s coordinators Planet Bluegrass pulled off a gigantic accomplishment by returning more grounded than any time in recent memory from a previous year’s notable flooding in Lyons, CO.
At long last, a youthful type of dynamic bluegrassers and shaggy jamgrass groups made a case for the up and coming era of radicals and fashionable people. Some of these groups, as Trampled by Turtles and Greensky Bluegrass, with new collections of unique material in 2014, graduated to the principle stage at megafestivals, as present day bluegrass kept on advancing, getting more trial and more prevalent than any time in recent memory.
Every last bit of it means make 2014 the greatest year for recorded country music in a long while. Here then are the Top Ten bluegrass collections of the year among an extremely swarmed field. Likewise with any of the class of music, the digital unrest has made a limitless white collar class of collections worth listening to, and bluegrass bands are no special case.