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.
|Liza Jane, Part 1|
There are a few old-time fiddle tunes with “Liza Jane” in the title, but this one originally comes from Kentucky old-time fiddler J.P. Fraley, who recorded it on his album Wild Rose of the Mountain in the key of A, but it is often played in D as well, and that’s where you’ll learn it here. Joe learned it from Todd Phillips’s record In the Pines, which features mandolinist John Reischman, as well as Tony Trischka, Scott Nygaard, Stuart Duncan, and others. Joe walks you through the melody to the first part of “Liza Jane” in this video.
|“Liza Jane” Notation/Tab (Available to subscribers)|