The bluegrass jam favorite “Dixie Hoedown” comes from mandolin great Jesse McReynolds and has been recorded by numerous people, including Jerry Douglas, David Grisman, Matt Flinner, and many others. But nobody really plays the B part the same way. The version you’ll learn here is based on the way Grisman, Jesse McReynolds, Ronnie McCoury, and others played it on Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza. Joe starts by showing you the A part, phrase by phrase. You’ll also learn the chords to the A part in this video.
|Big Sciota, Part 1|
The old-time tune “Big Sciota” entered the bluegrass jam world through its presence on Skip, Hop, and Wobble, the great 1993 recording by Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, and Edgar Meyer. Mandolinist Sam Bush guested on that recording of “Big Sciota,” and Sam’s playing as well as a version by Chris Thile are the sources for Joe’s version. Joe walks you through the melody of the A part of “Big Sciota” in this video.
|"Big Sciota" (Available to subscribers)|