It’s a question a lot of my bluegrass fiddle students ask: if you had to pick just a few albums that I should listen to and study, which ones would you recommend?
I usually recommend a short list of three albums, for starters. It’s a nice, manageable number.
All three albums on this list are fairly traditional, and that’s for a good reason. When you’re just starting out as a bluegrass fiddler, it’s important to learn the basic musical language of the genre. To understand what’s happening in bluegrass now, you need to understand what came before it.
The fiddlers in my top three not only know the language of the genre inside and out, they invented it.