Olympic spirit – Chinese bluegrass

2008 Olympic GamesWith so much of the world focused this week on the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, it seems fitting that a video of Chinese bluegrass has been posted on YouTube.

Here is Mei Han’s Red Chamber picking a solid version of Katy Hill along with John Reischman and the Jaybirds, taken from a concert this past spring.

Han is a noted master of the Chinese zheng, though she is performing on the liuqin in this video, posted by her record label, ZaDiscs.

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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.