Wow, just found this band: Pirates Canoe, an amazing Bluegrass/Folk band of Japanese nationals. The first minute is just chatter in Japanese, but singing is gorgeous accent-less English. Great guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro and banjo playing. Harmonies are good live but even better on their album.


"Gypsy Jane" by Strung Like a Horse is not only a great Jazzy, Bluegrassy song, but it’s a helluva a fun video too. (It really picks up around the 45-second mark, stick with it.)

Strung Like a Horse is a Chattanooga-based no-rules-holding-us-back “Bluegrass” band in the vein of the Old Crow Medicine Show or Red Stick Ramblers, but with the old-time and Cajun turned down just a bit and the acoustic Jazz turned up.