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The Old Fashioned #8

Brittany Haas
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Brittany Haas

We open this week’s Old Fashioned talking about the spontaneity and resourcefulness of traditional roots musicians. Nobody’s waiting around for a record deal to make an album. Brittany Haas, the amazing fiddler renowned for her work in the band Hawktail, the Live From Here band, and the Dave Rawlings Machine, took inspiration from a jam she enjoyed and assembled friends for a new album so in-the-moment that it’s called Impromptu Sessions #1. We’re proud to share the opening track “Lost Girl” with you here but encourage you to click the link to hear more on Bandcamp. Also this week, we tip our hat to the recently departed Roland White with a throwback track from the Nashville Bluegrass Band. Eastern European born Marija Droze has a national bluegrass hit on her hands with the lovely “The Night We Fell,” which leans into a silky contemporary sound. Laurel Primo’s lovely and personal version of “Hop High” shows an electrified lap steel emulating a fiddle. And we listen back to Dolly Parton’s game-changing album The Grass Is Blue.

Becky Buller - Life Gets Up And Gets Gone
Jonathan Vocke - The Road To Maysville
Nashville Bluegrass Band - Livin' the Blues
East Nash Grass - Mountain Bluebird
Marija Droze - The Night We Fell
Flatt and Scruggs - Get In Line Brother
Camp Creek Boys - Honeysuckle
Brittany Haas - Lost Girl
Laurel Premo - Hop High
Jordan Tice - Ghost Story
Sophie Mae Wellington- Katie Cruel / Shaking Down the Acorns
Dolly Parton - Will He Be Waiting For Me
Mile Twelve - Down Where The Drunkards Roll
Lonesome Ace String Band - Cluck Old Hen
Square Peg Rounders - Forks of Sandy

Craig Havighurst is WMOT's music news producer and host of The String, a show featuring conversations on culture, media and American music. New episodes of The String air on WMOT 89.5 in Middle Tennessee on Mondays at 8 pm, repeating Sundays at 7 am. Twitter and Instagram: @chavighurst.