Béla Fleck celebrates ‘My Bluegrass Heart’ with a concert of the stars at the Ryman

Watch the collective of bluegrass stars perform songs from the Grammy-nominated album.

By Nate Todd January 9, 2022 10:24 a.m. PST

Béla Fleck brought her My Bluegrass Heart to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Saturday. The concert – which was scheduled to take place on Friday but was postponed due to the weather – saw the bluegrass band perform songs from the album of the same name and more.

Sam Bush kicked off the festivities on the mandolin and was soon joined by guitarist Bryan Sutton, dobro player Jerry Douglas, bassist Edgar Meyer, fiddler Stuart Duncan and Béla on banjo for his track “Blue Mountain Hop”. During the show, the all-star group were joined by the future of bluegrass with guitarists Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle, mandolinist Sierra Hull, violinist Michael Cleveland and more to perform songs from the Grammy nominee. . My bluegrass heart including “Vertigo”, “This Old Road”, “Hug Point”, “Us Chickens” and more.

Béla and Sierra took the stage for the second set starting with “Psalm 136” before Molly joined “Strider”. The record’s “Our Little Secret” and “Charm School” followed ahead of “Wheels Up” and “Hunter’s Moon”, which saw 10 musicians on stage. Sam then led a violin party on “Baptist Pumpkin Farm” before the main set ended with “Boulderdash”.

Béla and Sam returned to their New Grass Revival days to kick off the encore with “When The Storm Is Over” followed by a nod to Father Of Bluegrass in Bill Monroe’s “Dark as the Night, Blue as the Day” . An appropriate “Tennessee (I Hear You Calling Me)” followed before My Bluegrass Heart closed the night with “I’m on My Way Back to the Old Home” and a featured rendition of “Whitewater”.

Watch the video from the show below:


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Setlist

Béla Fleck at the Ryman Auditorium

Set 1
  • Blue Mountain Hops
  • fear of heights
  • This old road
  • Hug point
  • Round rock
  • The old woods of the north
  • We chickens
  • Tentacle Dragon (Revenge of the)
Set 2
  • Psalm 136
  • Surveyor
  • Our little secret
  • Charming school
  • Wheels up
  • Hunter’s moon
  • Baptist Pumpkin Farm
  • Boulderdash
Bis
  • When the storm is over
  • Dark as the night, blue as the day
  • Tennessee (I hear you calling me)
  • I’m on my way back to the old house

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