Here is the classic Flatt & Scruggs recording of 'Down The Road' that I mentioned at last night's jam that every Bluegrasser, especially every Bluegrass banjo player, should be familiar with:
Down the road - Earl Scruggs:
I first heard 'Down The Road' on a cassette tape that I purchased back in the early 90's at a Bluegrass Cardinals concert: the band on the tape consisted of a couple of members of the Bluegrass Cardinals, and a few members of the Del McCoury Band: their version of Down The Road was clearly influenced by the old Flatt & Scruggs arrangement (as evidenced especially by the choice of banjo licks for the banjo breaks and backup parts, and by the unusual way of ending a vocal number), and I have found that to be the case with nearly all arrangements of Down The Road from top-notch Bluegrassers.
Here's an example of this from the Bluegrass Album Band - Down the Road::
...and another good example from The Bluegrass Cardinals (live performance)
weekly on Wednesdays
Songs regularly called at the Beginner Bluegrass Jam and links from Jason's "Song of the Week" emails. (from Renee)
in alphabetical order