“Attaboy” from The Goat Rodeo Sessions - Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan, Yo-Yo Ma
I saw this on my news feed, and I’m off to buy the album right.now. Mandolin, fiddle, cello, and double bass all coming together into a beautiful bluegrass song. It makes me so happy.
Back in high school, I was lucky enough to catch Chris Thile (mandolin) and Edgar Meyer (double bass) in concert. I played the double bass in orchestra, and this was the first time I saw just how it too can steal the spotlight with solos, rather than rumbling along on the sidelines, while those violins and cellos get the glory (violas, I was once one of you as well). Anyway, those two were a beautiful, pantydropping combination, and I highly recommend you check out their music.
(I’ve been looking at tour dates for the individual artists, and I can’t believe I got to see them in high school. For free. My orchestra teacher was pretty awesome.)