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.
|Blackberry Blossom, Part 1
“Blackberry Blossom” is one of the iconic bluegrass jam tunes. Joe’s version was influenced by the way Tony Rice and David Grisman played the tune on Tony Rice’s Manzanita recording. The tune starts with a simple pattern that is repeated and Joe uses “Blackberry Blossom” to talk about playing variations on the pattern as a way to create variations. You’ll learn the A part of “Blackberry Blossom” in this video.
|"Blackberry Blossom" (Available to subscribers)