I love it when Youtube blackholes prove fruitful. About 11 years ago when I was first getting into the dobro I discovered something that is about as #guitargeek as you can get, and that happens to be exactly what I am listening to this week.
This gathering of musicians is about as inspiring as it gets. The selection of songs is wide ranging, as is the interpretation of the tunes and the artists join together to create quite the magical melting pot of music styles.
Long ago I stumbled on this song called “The Blackest Crow.” It was being performed by Bruce Molsky and Julie Fowlis, both incredible artists in their own right, but that very song led me to discover so much more. I soon learned that that performance was part of a much larger musical undertaking called the transatlantic sessions.
Think of it like this, Marvel and DC (you know the comics) combine forces and all of the superheroes are on the same side… well that is exactly what the Transatlantic Sessions are for the acoustic world.
Some of the top acoustic musicians in the world gather together to play one another’s songs and my, oh my, are the results truly stupendous. Not only is this a treat to listen to, but you can actually watch it as well, which is what I recommend.
Transatlantic Session Links