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The podcast for anyone and everyone who plays bluegrass. Every week we feature a different fiddle tune and give you three brand new backing tracks: Backup 4 times through (you play the tune or improvise breaks), Tune 4 times through (you play backup) and ‘Jam Along’ (4 complete run throughs, alternating backup and tune). They work with any instrument - guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, bass, banjo…even if you’re a bluegrass cellist (I have actually met one!). For more info and chord charts, visit https://bluegrassjamalong.com. Hope you find these tracks useful (and thanks for listening!) - Matt

Bluegrass Jam Along Matt Hutchinson

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The podcast for anyone and everyone who plays bluegrass. Every week we feature a different fiddle tune and give you three brand new backing tracks: Backup 4 times through (you play the tune or improvise breaks), Tune 4 times through (you play backup) and ‘Jam Along’ (4 complete run throughs, alternating backup and tune). They work with any instrument - guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, bass, banjo…even if you’re a bluegrass cellist (I have actually met one!). For more info and chord charts, visit https://bluegrassjamalong.com. Hope you find these tracks useful (and thanks for listening!) - Matt

    Red Wing (G 85 bpm) - Performance

    Red Wing (G 85 bpm) - Performance

    This  week we're jamming along to the classic tune Red Wing. This is a performance track, rather than a backing track. It's me playing both tune and backup so you've got a reference to listen to if you're new to the tune, or just want to be able to listen a few times to the whole thing.
    Don't forget to check out the other three episodes when you're done and jam along!
    If you want a chord chart (or just want to find out more or get in touch),  head to bluegrassjamalong.com

    • 3 min
    Red Wing (G 85 bpm) - Jam Along

    Red Wing (G 85 bpm) - Jam Along

    This week we're jamming along to Red Wing and I've got  three brand new backing track episodes for you. This is the jam along track where I play backup, followed by the melody then we keep swapping.  It's four times through in the key of G at 85 bpm.
    backing track starts at 00:54Don't forget to check out the other three episodes when you're done.
    If you want a chord chart (or just want to find out more or get in touch), just head to bluegrassjamalong.com

    • 7 min
    Red Wing (G 85 bpm) - You Play Lead

    Red Wing (G 85 bpm) - You Play Lead

    This week we're jamming along to Red Wing and I've got  three brand new backing track episodes for you. This is the you play lead track where I play backup so you can work on the tune.  It's four times through in the key of G at 85 bpm.
    backing track starts at 00:26Don't forget to check out the other three episodes when you're done.
    If you want a chord chart (or just want to find out more or get in touch), just head to bluegrassjamalong.com

    • 3 min
    Red Wing (G 85 bpm) - You Play Rhythm

    Red Wing (G 85 bpm) - You Play Rhythm

    This week we're jamming along to Red Wing and I've got  three brand new backing track episodes for you. This is the you play rhythm track where I play the melody so you can work on backup.  It's four times through in the key of G at 85 bpm.
    backing track starts at 00:28Don't forget to check out the other three episodes when you're done.
    If you want a chord chart (or just want to find out more or get in touch), just head to bluegrassjamalong.com

    • 3 min
    Justin Moses interview

    Justin Moses interview

    I've got another great guest for you this week - multi-instrumentalist Justin Moses.

    Justin plays all the bluegrass instruments at an incredibly high level. He's played fiddle in Dan Tyminski's band, banjo with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder and guitar and mandolin with Sierra Hull (who he's also married to). That doesn't even cover the fact that he's been voted IBMA Resophonic Guitar Player of the Year three times!

    We chat about playing so many instruments and where the inspiration for some of them came from. We also talk about Justin's most recent record Fall Like Rain and his  work as part of Bela Fleck's band for the My Bluegrass Heart tour.

    More info

    You'll find info and links to Justin's various projects at his website - justinmoses.com

    For Bela Fleck tour dates and tickets visit belafleck.com

    • 58 min
    Mike Marshall Interview

    Mike Marshall Interview

    I've got another great interview for you this week, with mandolin virtuoso and all-round acoustic legend Mike Marshall. We talk about Mike's career, his teaching and his collaboration with Northfield mandolins, plus much (much) more!

    Enjoy and happy picking,
    Matt

    Links to stuff mentioned in the podcast
    Mike's WebsiteMandolin lessons with Mike at ArtistworksNorthfield MandolinsMandolins and Beer Mike Marshall InterviewName taken Mike Marshall Interview Part 1Part 2

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

GeezerRock ,

Great way to get involved.

I’ve just started with Bryan Sutton, and come from playing bass in a blues/rock background. (I’ve played in dozens of bands, since 1964). Therefore, I’m not very familiar with the bluegrass tunes; and can’t thank you enough for starting this podcast, which presents those songs for us to familiarize ourselves with.

Dave S. ,

Outstanding!

Such a great way to develop your playing. Thank you!!!

Cossy III ,

Really Awesome.

Thanks so much for doing this. What a great resource. Just started learning how to play some of these songs and I’ve never jammed before. This is a great way to get an idea of what a bluegrass jam feels like. Keep up the good work and don’t be afraid to start a Patreon, my man.

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