Country Current salutes the troops

Kudos to Ted Lehmann, bluegrass blogger extraordinaire, for shooting and posting this video from the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival a week ago.

He captured US Navy Band Country Current performing their popular service anthems medley, which is a high point of all their shows. The guys put aside inter-service rivalries to salute all members of the military in this collection of instrumental bluegrass versions of their songs.


Whenever they perform this number, the band asks current or former members of each branch to rise and be recognized when their anthem is played.

All the members of Country Current are enlisted members of the US Navy, stationed in the DC area. Former members include Frank Solivan and Wayne Taylor, plus banjo legend Bill Emerson who help start the group in 1973.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.