Day: February 13, 2011

Nashville Skyline Rag

The third installment of my “Music Fit to a T” series of songs honoring Tennessee doesn’t technically have the state’s name in its title. But it is my series, so who’s quibbling. Since my daughter Claire and I are heading to Nashville this week, I thought I’d include Nashville Skyline Rag as the third song in my tribute. The original came from Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline, but I primarily remember the song as the opening tune to every Earl Scruggs Revue show I saw in the 1970s (and I saw several).  I liked it so much that my high school and college bluegrass band also played a version of Nashville Skyline Rag. Given that this has become known as a banjo tune, it is fitting that I’m featuring a video with banjo pioneer Tony Trischka and the Czech bluegrass band (yes, you read that right) Druhá Tráva. So here’s a little Nashville Skyline Rag to celebrate Tennessee.  Enjoy. More to come… DJB