Lost video from Jacob Jolliff Band

One great thing about bluegrass culture is that even the most modern artists appreciate the music of the earlier days, while the more orthodox players enjoy what the more contemporary pickers are doing.

Here’s a great example of that young meets old, progressive meets traditional vibe. It’s a video of Boston’s Jacob Jolliff Band, made up of Jolliff on mandolin and vocal, Stash Wyslouch on guitar, Alex Hargreaves on fiddle and Jeff Picker on bass, doing one of Buzz Busby’s signature numbers from the mid-1950s, Lost.


The tempo and meter change comes from the the original cut, though the solos reflect these gentlemen’s more au courant sensibilities.

Busby recorded his version in 1955 while living and working in the DC area, with Charlie Waller on guitar, Scotty Stoneman on fiddle, Don Stover on banjo, and Lee Cole on bass.

Jolliff is currently mandolinist with Yonder Mountain String band, and performs with his own group when he time allows.

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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.