This great YouTube video marries two distinctly different musical styles. Red Chamber is a quartet of traditional Chinese musicians. Its members play Chinese string instruments. The Jaybirds, on the other hand, are a band of bluegrass all-stars.
It’s tough to imagine a world where these two would meet. But it happened. And they sound great together. These incredibly accomplished musicians play a unique rendition of Katy Hill.
You’d be hard pressed to find a more traditional bluegrass song. But the ancient Chinese instruments fit in perfectly. Who would have guessed?
This was sent to me by a very good friend -- another of my tribe members. She knows I have the Arts of China Gallery to work on very soon and thought I would enjoy this. She was right.Enjoy!