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- Lemon Juice
- Simple Syrup
Music goes better with booze and vice versa. Our custom playlists start with a cocktail and end with Sides A (the more straightforward approach) and B (not).
Bluegrass was described as, “Scottish bagpipes, and old time fiddlin’,” by the father and innovator of the genre Bill Monroe. Bluegrass is perhaps the most American of all music. The same could be said about the whiskey and moonshine often passed around at the gatherings where Bluegrass is performed. Inspired by the immigrants of Appalachia this style includes elements of jazz, Celtic, English, and the music of early African Americans. It has evolved to include musical staples like vocal harmonization, flatpicking, the walking bass, and much more. Traditionally played with only stringed instruments, the modern era of bluegrass has become a much more dynamic operation. Our playlist includes both the traditional form and more progressive styles often referred to as Newgrass. Bluegrass has grown from its humble beginnings of hill folk picking around a campfire and passing around the bottle to selling out massive venues around the country. So it seemed appropriate for our Whiskey Sour, Side B to put the spotlight on this truly American style.
Want a different spin? Try Whiskey Sour, Side A.
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Like A Buddha by Railroad Earth – The name Railroad Earth came from the Jack Kerouac short story “October in the Railroad Earth.”
Tarantella by The Ragbirds – The opening track on Wanderlust which has a world-travel theme and was the number one selling album on The Homegrown Music Network in the fall of 2008.
How ‘Bout You? by Yonder Mountain String Band – The third track from the self-titled album released in 2006.
New Country Blues by Emmitt-Nershi Band – Written over a long weekend in Estes Park, CO. Nershi and Emmitt wrote the entire album in three days.
Look At Miss Ohio by Gillian Welch – A beautiful song with an indecisive heroine wanting to have some fun before settling down.
Man Of Constant Sorrow by Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, & Tony Rice – A track from the Pizza Tapes which was an unrehearsed recording from 1993 with Rice, Grisman and Garcia. The legend goes that Garcia’s copy was stolen by a pizza deliveryman and distributed through the fanbase illegally.
Lovin’ In My Baby’s Eyes by Leftover Salmon – A classic Taj Mahal song recorded with Leftover Salmon for their Nashville Sessions album.
River Gap by Cornmeal – A truly impressive jamgrass band from Chicago.
Rambling Boy by The Del McCoury Band – Del McCoury got his start as vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys in 1963.
Rye Whiskey by Punch Brothers – A band formed by Chris Thile and Gabe Witcher originally called The How To Grow A Band then officially changed to The Tensions Mountain Boys. They finally settled on the Punch Brothers after Mark Twain’s short story "A Literary Nightmare" later republished as "Punch, Brothers, Punch."
Wait So Long by Trampled By Turtles – This opening track from Palomino peaked at number one on the Billboard Bluegrass charts and has maintained a top ten spot for over a year.
Old No. 7 by The Devil Makes Three – The Devil Makes Three’s homage to Jack Daniels.
Loser by Keller Williams and The Keels – Keller’s cover of the Grateful Dead classic penned by Robert Hunter. The opening contains a reference to Beck’s song of the same name.
Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show – A song originally sketched out by Bob Dylan during his sessions for Pat Garret and Billy the Kid, it was finished by Old Crow Medicine Show and released in 2004.