Hornsby/Skaggs – Super Freak

kinnon —  June 23, 2009 — 4 Comments

I have absolutely no idea why I like Bluegrass Music as much as I do. Perhaps, it’s the Scots/Irish genes that are part of my DNA. (I love Celtic music, too) I am known, on occasion, to drive my family a little nuts with this sector of my musical loves. And now I’d like to do the same to you.

I bought the Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby album while working on the major project that had me going night and day from June ’til May of this year. The album made me smile broadly. I played it loud, often. This song especially. It still cracks me up. (Liam loves it too. Showing that I’ve infected at least one of my children.) The banjo solo is to die for. (That will be sure to stop most of my readers from clicking the link right there.) I wonder if Rick James would have appreciated this version?

You can listen to more of the album here. Here’s a link to a great rendition of Bruce’s Mandolin Rain & The Way It Is with Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. And check out Bruce’s new single, Levitate – available from Amazon and iTunes.



A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

4 responses to Hornsby/Skaggs – Super Freak

  1. It is definitely the Scottish/Irish thing. i have the same afflictions – bluegrass, americana, folk, celtic. Love it, love it, love it. And this is a beautiful song. Thanks for posting it!

  2. Great stuff. Saw Ricky here a couple years ago. He’s the best. Great guy and entertainer.
    You might also like Hayseed Dixie which blends bluegrass with ACDC tunes. You can find some of their concerts at link to archive.org

  3. It could be a Scots/Irish thing (but my Scots/Irish is buried deep) cause I love bluegrass too. This is great stuff. And that is an amazing banjo solo … loved it.

  4. I’ve always had a saying I use for “righteous tunes” such as this…

    If you’re not movin’ to it…..you must be dead.

    Thoroughly enjoyed, thanks!


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