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Young and old bluegrass virtuosos join forces

Andy Statman (left), Jake Eddy (right, and Carter Eddy (center) played together at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville in June 2022. (Shelly Swanger)
Andy Statman (left), Jake Eddy (right, and Carter Eddy (center) played together at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville in June 2022. (Shelly Swanger)

Andy Statman is well known as a clarinet player in the Klezmer and jazz circuit. But decades ago, he was wowing musicians and audiences alike by playing bluegrass mandolin.

Early this year, a 22-year-old bluegrass guitar player named Jake Eddy contacted Statman and asked him if he’d like to play bluegrass together.

Jon Kalish has this story about the unlikely collaboration.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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