15 time GRAMMY award-winning banjo pioneer Béla Fleck returns to the bluegrass genre with ‘My Bluegrass Heart’.
After venturing off, unlocking the instrument’s potential in other genres, this latest 19-track collection marks Fleck’s homecoming in style. The album brings together some of the genres finest musicians and bridges the generational gap as he teams up with collaborators who were a part of his classic album ‘Drive’ as well as new faces such as Billy Strings.
There is a high energy throughout the album, from the opening track, the apprehensive Vertigo which has a questionable time signature in parts, to the very last note of Psalm 136. A stand out track for me is Hunter’s Moon, with it’s eeriness and intensity, it feels delicately crafted with a well thought out arrangement and production.
It’s an enjoyable listen which will see your foot tapping along throughout to this instrumental master-class.