Pretty Polly video from Michael Daves

Nonesuch Records has released this static video with track audio from Michael Daves’ upcoming album, Orchids and Violence.

The concept of this record is Daves’ idea to include two discs, one with a dozen mostly traditional bluegrass tunes played in his rough and ready, old time style, along with another containing the same songs played in an alternative, electric rock style.

The bluegrass tracks feature Brittany Haas on fiddle, Noam Pikelny on banjo, Sarah Jarosz on mandolin, and Mike Bub on bass.

Check out the video, which contains both of his versions of Pretty Polly.


Orchids and Violence is set for a February 26 release. A few more tracks can be sampled on the Nonesuch web site, where pre-orders are enabled.

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