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…