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Savannah Music Festival: Noam Pikelny & Friends

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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. In this episode, we listen to Pikelny's performance at the 2014 Savannah Music Festival, featuring bassist Barry Bales, guitarist Bryan Sutton, fiddler/vocalist Luke Bulla and guitarist Bryan Sutton.