Southern Raised Bluegrass Band Covers Beethoven's 5th Symphony

Southern Raised Bluegrass Band Covers Beethoven's 5th Symphony

In this energetic video, Southern Raised crosses genres and plays Beethoven's 5th Symphony on their bluegrass instruments!


This performance is a genuine delight to listen to. The back and forth of the fiddle and banjo are so fun and we can’t get enough of it! And it is crazy to see how fast the musicians are playing and plucking their instruments during the song. What a cool thing to see when people experiment with the sound and style of bluegrass.

“The amount of talent in your family is stunning!” comments one person on YouTube. “The timing and the precision of y'all’s playing is just amazing, I am in awe.”

“Fabulous! That's perked me up for the rest of the day, and I'm sure Ludwig would have loved it,” writes another person after watching the video on YouTube.

The musicians in Southern Raised are trained in classical music but were raised in the bluegrass-soaked Ozark Mountains. According to their YouTube page, “they have created a Southern Raised trademark sound where classical meets bluegrass and city streets meets country roads.” And the band has “morphed a progressive sound that spans Christian Country/ Bluegrass, Celtic, and Classical.”

It’s great to see this family using their gifts to have fun as well as bring joy to those around them.

Psalm 23:1-6
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.