Watch The Full Video Of Bluegrass Underground’s ‘Best Of’ Special

first_imgBluegrass Underground. The name says it all. Over the years, the storied venue situated 333 ft. under the ground in McMinnville, TN has played host to some incredible performances, captured on the long-running PBS series Bluegrass Underground.Last weekend, PBS aired a “Best Of Bluegrass Underground” special, including performances from Old Crow Medicine Show, Widespread Panic, Jason Isbell and so many more. Thanks to PBS, the full special can be viewed from your computer screen! Public television is cool like that.Watch the full Bluegrass Underground special below:Yeah, that’s definitely a bucket list venue. Here’s a track listing for the special:The Best Of Bluegrass Underground– Old Crow Medicine Show:  “Carry Me Back To Virginia”– Lucinda Williams: “Something Wicked this Way Comes”– Vince Gill: “One More Last Chance”– Jason Isbell:  “Live Oak”– Sarah Jarosz: “Book Of Right On”– Andrew Bird: “Danse Caribe”– LeeAnn Womack: “The Way I’m Living”– Widespread Panic:  “Pilgrims”– Davina and The Vagabonds:  “I’d Rather Go Blind”– Johnnyswim: “Hallelujah”– Doyle Lawson: “Blue Train”last_img read more

All-Star Musicians Come Together To Play Tribute To The “Funky Drummer” Clyde Stubblefield

first_imgOn February 18th, the world of music lost one of its brightest shining stars, the inimitable Clyde Stubblefield. The “Funky Drummer,” as he was affectionately known, laid down the rhythmic foundation for some of James Brown‘s biggest hits, adding drums to the albums Cold Sweat, I Got the Feelin’, It’s a Mother, Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud, and the groundbreaking Sex Machine record. His drumbeat on the track “Funky Drummer” was so influential that it has become one of the most sampled segments of music of all time, and is heavily featured in classic hip hop tracks by legends like Run-D.M.C., N.W.A., Beastie Boys, and more.Musicians came together to celebrate Stubblefield on Friday, March 10, at American Beauty NYC. The band was made up of Fred Thomas (James Brown Band, bass), Daru Jones (Jack White, drums), Eric Kalb (Eric Krasno Band, drums), Marcus Machado (Jamie Lidell, guitar), Chris Rob (Talib Kweli, keys), Elise Testone (vocals), Justin Stanton (Snarky Puppy, trumpet), V. Jeffery Smith (The Family Stand, sax), and Smair Zarif (sax).Thanks to Tom Pragliola, you can watch a click of the “Funky Drummer” tribute below:last_img read more