A Hot Piece of Grass
I have been a fan of Hayseed Dixie for years now. Their tongue in cheek approach to rock-n-roll played bluegrass style has provided at least two great records, one a tribute to AC/DC and one a tribute to KISS. On their latest, Hayseed rocks Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” with banjos and fiddle, as well as Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs,” AC/DC’s “Whole Lotta Rosie,” and Van Halen’s “Runnin' With The Devil,” alongside cookin’ originals like “Kirby Hill,” “Marijuana,” and there’s a great cover of “Dueling Banjos,” written by Arthur Smith, an old friend of Don Reno, the banjo great whose two sons are one half of the band Hayseed Dixie.
-Michael Buffalo Smith