Friday, August 17, 2012

Bluegrass makes everything better

I was casting around on the Net last week to try to find a song appropriate to announce my return to Beijing, and I couldn't get beyond this (first thoughts are always the most inspired, aren't they?): Return To Dismal Swamp, an up-tempo instrumental number by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

There's another great version here (founding member of the band, John McEuen, playing with some other musicians on America's Country Music Television), but unfortunately video embedding is not available.

Is it "accurate" to describe this as 'bluegrass'? I'm not an aficionado of the genre, so I really have no idea; if it's got a banjo, that's enough for me...

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