Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Virginia Living: Interview with Jesse McReynolds

Pick up the March/April issue of Virginia Living Magazine and check out my cover story on the legendary Jesse McReynolds

The veteran bluegrass mandolinist, formerly of Jim & Jesse, is now the longest-running member of the Grand Ole Opry and has found a new audience among Grateful Dead fans. 

The article, titled "A New Song," is online, expanded from the print edition, with some special video clips. Did you know that Jesse almost became the Stanley Brothers' fiddle player? What did the bluegrass community think of him playing on an album by the Doors? How did he come up with his unique "crosspicking" style of playing? What was his late brother Jim McReynolds really like?

All is revealed, and more, in this in-depth interview with one of bluegrass music's true pioneers (and nice guys). 

Read "A New Song" by clicking right here.  

(Photo by the mighty Michael Gomez!)

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