Jethro, Red – and Bill

Jethro Burns, Red Rector and Bill Monroe on YouTubeOur friends at The Bluegrass Ireland Blog found a terrific video on YouTube that is sure to be a treat for bluegrass mandolin fans.

It features Jethro Burns performing a talking blues tribute to the greats of the mandolin, with able assistance from Red Rector. Jethro and Red each take a turn with a solo, and are joined at the end by a very special guest.

It’s a classic clip, and a great reminder of what a clever performer Jethro was – as well as a fine picker.

Find the clip on YouTube.

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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.

  • I really enjoyed this video. I learn so much from Jethro Burns.
    He was a friend of my family and I was lucky to meet him and hear his music when I was growing up! Thanks