Don’t sing it, Noam

Noam Pikelny’s new banjo album, Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail, drops tomorrow (10/25), and we will run an interview with Noam at that time. But it turns out there’s more to this project than meets the eye.

Thanks to a new behind-the-scenes video at Funny Or Die, we learn the intriguing back story of how Noam has originally intended to serve as featured vocalist on the new CD as well, and how his particularly sour singing led to dissension, depression, and ultimately murder.

In addition to Pikelny, the 7 minute film includes appearances from Earl Scruggs, Béla Fleck, Steve Martin, Chris Thile and banjo-playing comic actor Ed Helms.

Brilliant… It’s not to be missed.

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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.