Gangstagrass, a hip-hop/bluegrass hybrid outfit from Brooklyn, has a new music video for their latest release, All For One. While not likely to please hard-core traditionalists (I’m talking to you, Dennis Jones), bluegrass lovers with an ear for different sounds may enjoy the way they mix urban and grassy rhythms, banjo with beats, and visual images that proclaim our similarities as opposed to our differences.
The group is the brainchild of a mixmaster who goes by Rench. He made his bones with the theme for Justified, a popular modern day western drama that airs on the FX channel.
Rench plays guitar and writes the lyrics and the beats, with assistance from Dan Whitener on banjo, Landry McMeans on reso-guitar, Adriel Williams on fiddle, and R-Son The Voice of Reason and Dolio The Sleuth on vocals.
That’s Rench at the end of the video, chowing down on the river rat.
You can follow the exploits of Gangstagrass online.