Luke Bulla

Airs Thursday, December 10, at 8 p.m. It's always interesting when an outstanding artist decides to recreate an existing work. It opens up our understanding of both the original and the new version. So when banjoist Noam Pikelny re-imagined one of the standard-bearers for instrumental bluegrass, the 1976 recording entitled Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, he wanted to be true to its roots while assigning the banjo to Kenny's fiddle parts.

Airs Thursday, January 9 at 8 p.m. Jerry Douglas has received thirteen Grammy Awards, won the Country Music Association's "Musician of the Year" award three times, been awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts, and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 by the Americana Music Association. He is the most famous and arguably the finest resonator guitarist in our time. During the 2013 Savannah Music Festival, Jerry Douglas performed both with his band and solo, and taught student musicians during our Acoustic Music Seminar. This episode highlights Mr. Douglas' solo performance at the Charles H. Morris Center and features guest appearances by fiddlers Casey Driessen and Luke Bulla.