Little Green Footballs and bluegrass

We found a reference to Jerry Douglas and Alison Krauss on a widely read blog, known primarily for political comment and discussion. The blog has the unlikely name of Little Green Footballs, and it is consistently ranked as a Higher Being (top 10) by the Truth Laid Bear blog ranking service.

The LGF blogger has a habit of listing the music he is playing in iTunes on the site, and also shows a playlist of songs he has recently played, with the music actually available to sample on the site. Regardless of where you may reside on the political spectrum, it can only be of benefit to our music when it is featured – and promoted – on a popular site like this one with an average daily readership of over 80,000.

lgf: Friday Night Playlist

In the second track of this playlist, Alison Krauss introduces Jerry Douglas as “the greatest dobro player the world has ever known,” and that isn’t hyperbole.

Here are two versions of A Tribute to Peador O’Donnell by Jerry Douglas, the first from his studio album Restless on the Farm, and the second from Alison Krauss & Union Station – Live. (Audio available for a limited time.)

If we could get these popular political sites to argue more about whether electric bass belongs in bluegrass or whether Rhonda Vincent’s attire is appropriate instead of the issues of the day, bluegrass would really take over!

But seriously…

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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.