The Dillards

Back Porch Bluegrass/Pickin' and Fiddlin'

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This compilation features two complete records the Dillards made in the early '60s--BACK PORCH BLUE GRASS is their 1963 debut--on one disc. BACK PORCH BLUE GRASS/PICKIN' & FIDDLIN' is the perfect portrait of a bluegrass ensemble with impeccable chops and an obviously restless creative spirit. Even years before they covered Beatles songs and moonlighted with rock musicians, the Dillards' intensely layered banjo lines, fiddle drones, and blink-and-you-miss tempos were clearly trying to push the genre somewhere new. PICKIN' & FIDDLIN' also features the inventive fiddle work of Byron Berline.

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