From the get-go, Van Halen proved breathtaking and ballsy in equal measure. Perhaps that's one of the reasons Strummin' With The Devil works so well. In it's own hard-pickin' way, this collection offers a similar sense of musical discovery. Here are some of the most awe-inspiring rock songs ever recorded retooled using a different sort of metal. Come to think about it, bluegrass and Van Halen have much in common - including an emphasis on exceptional instrumental prowess and timeless tales of everyday drama played out in great songs of haunting and enduring power.
To honor Van Halen's seminal achievements, The nation's top bluegrass musicians, including John Jorgenson (Jorgenson is a three-time winner of the Academy of Country Music award for guitarist of the year), David Grisman, BlueHighway, Nashville Bluegrass Band and others, perform trailblazing VH hits. Having David Lee Roth, the man himself, kick off this party celebrating the timeless music of which he was such an essential part is more than just thrilling–it’s downright moving. Could this be magic? Definitely.
"My roots were always kind of country," Roth explains in the liner notes. "Not the same country as my first band. Their flag had windmills. Mine had a BBQ pit and a shot glass."
1) Jump - David Lee Roth with the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band
2. Jamie's Cryin' - David Lee Roth with the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band
3. I'll Wait - Blue Highway
4. Running With The Devil - The John Cowan Band
5. Dance The Night Away - Mountain Heart
6. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love - Iron Horse
7. Hot For Teacher - David Grisman and Sons
8. Feel Your Love Tonight - Tony Trischka/Dudley Connell/Marshall Wilborn/Dave
9. Panama - Cornbread Red
10. Unchained - Iron Horse
11. Ice Cream Man - Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time
12. And The Cradle Will Rock... - The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band
13. Could This Be Magic? - The Nashville Bluegrass Band
14. Eruption - Dennis Caplinger
15. Jamie's Cryin' - David Lee Roth/John Jorgenson
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