Recommended if You Like
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones Shooglenifty The String Cheese Incident

Genres You Will Love
Country: Bluegrass Moods: Mood: Virtuoso Folk: Folk-Jazz

By Location
Great Britain / UK

Links
Record Company Site

Daily Planet

One possible definition of the term “bluegrass” could read something like: Traditional music from several countries (mostly Celtic) fused with more improvisational music forms such as blues and jazz. “Whilst Bill Monroe was embracing his Scottish heritage Earl Scruggs was busy re-working New Orleans Jazz tunes on his banjo” It is this, broadest of definitions that affords Daily Planet the flexibility to explore so many different styles of music without losing any focus, direction or identity. Far from it Daily Planet is probably one of the most distinctive and unique bands you’ll hear anywhere. Musical influence between the British Isles and United States is a two way street. American country music grew out of the ballads and dance tunes that the English, Scottish and Irish immigrants brought from home. Conversely, Chuck Berry and Little Richard inspired The Beatles, who’s music then reflected back to US listeners, teaching us so very much about our own musical art forms. This action serves to preserve and even renew the roots, and teaches us to appreciate what we all have in common. The innovative virtuosos in Daily Planet refresh the modern Bluegrass and Country Rock scene. Their unique perspective is invaluable to the health of American roots music.
Tim O’Brien