Some Yo-Yo Ma neo-folk

Yesterday my wife happened across a video of Yo-Yo Ma with Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile. I love these types of collaborations and this one was put together brilliantly. It turned out that the video was from a recording session in 2011 for an album called the Goat Rodeo Sessions. Needless to day I’ve added it to my Google Play library.

I love these neo-folk groups that give a new life to classic instrumentation arrangements and sounds. Groups like Trampled by Turtles and Greensky Bluegrass are some of my favorite bands to listen to. However, on the quieter end of the spectrum albums like Goat Rodeo Sessions and Sarah Jaroz are other examples of bringing new life to traditional Americana music.

I’ve embeded the video so you can enjoy this as well.