This group of guys who've variously played together in different bands absolutely tore it up yesterday at a little venue in Snohomish, WA.
L-R: Michael Kilby (from Squamish), Nick Dumas (local multi-instrumentalist), Connor Hutteball (local bass player), and Chris Luquette (winner of IBMA award for best bluegrass guitar, and guitar player for Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen--Grammy nominees for best bluegrass band).
Scored some last-minute front row seats for the Punch Brothers a couple of weeks ago. Mind-blowing stuff, but especially at that range. There's just so much nuance and detail going on.i know it's not bluegrass, but still...
This isn't bluegrass but here is the ancestor of the banjo. In Mali they call it ngoni, in Gambia it is called banjar.
This is a family band, Basekou Kouyate's brothers and cousins are the other musicians, his wife is the singer. They are griots of the ngoni. Awesome live band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2vQAmySTfw