Southern Raised Bluegrass Band Performs 'Dueling Banjos'

Southern Raised Bluegrass Band Performs 'Dueling Banjos'

Enjoy the musical stylings of Southern Raised Bluegrass as they perform a toe-tapping rendition of ‘Dueling Banjos.’

‘Dueling Banjos’ is a popular bluegrass song penned by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith. Composed in 1954, it took nearly 20 years for the iconic tune to truly take off. After ‘Dueling Banjos’ was featured in the 1971 movie, ‘Deliverance’ it shot to the top of the charts. Decades later, it still remains a favorite song for covers and performances.

Today, Southern Raised Bluegrass is putting their own spin on this iconic tune. 

Siblings Lindsay, Emily and Matt plus their friend Alex, make up the Southern Raised Bluegrass band. The group was raised in the Ozark Mountains and they have blended their traditional music upbringing with multiple genres and their deep-rooted faith. For years, they’ve entertained us with popular covers of songs such as ‘What A Day That Will Be’ and ‘Shenandoah.’

The group describes themselves as creating a ‘Southern Raised trademark sound where classical meets bluegrass and city streets meets country roads. SR has morphed a progressive sound that spans Christian Country/ Bluegrass, Celtic and Classical.’

Just listen as the two gentlemen of the group stand on opposite sides of a train track with banjos in their head. Then, they begin to play and it’s truly a performance that you don’t want to miss. 

From beginning to end, this iconic song is given new life by this bluegrass band.

The jury is still out but who do you think won this banjo duel?

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