Bluegrass Breakdown: Gambling, Part Two | Nashville Public Radio

Bluegrass Breakdown: Gambling, Part Two

Sep 8, 2018

On this week's Bluegrass Breakdown: It's a pastime that dates back to the Paleolithic period, long before the dawn of witten history where early man apparently ranked it only behind water, food and shelter as being necessary to sustain life. And in Bluegrassland, judging from the number of songs about the subject, it may be ranked even higher on that list. 

With the help of Doc Watson, Vernon McIntyre, the Nashville Bluegrass Band, the Foghorn String Band and Norman Blake, we'll be continuing our gambling ways by homing in on the gambler's lament, gambler's yodel, gambler's luck and gambler's dying words — along with exposing the sacrilege of gambling on the Sabbath Day.