Wes Corbett is a banjo player who wears many hats. The self-described “musically omnivorous bluegrass musician” is a true multi-hyphenate: 5-string aficionado (having released his solo album Cascade back in 2021), producer, former professor at Berklee College of Music, and musician with the likes of Joy Kills Sorrow, Molly Tuttle, and most recently Sam Bush Band.
Before hitting the road again with Sam Bush, the Washington native shared an exclusive playlist for BGS of “Wes Corbett’s Banjo Needs,” or as he puts it: the official home of all the songs that take him to his “happy place.”
“Fortune” – Adam Hurt
“Sliding Down” – Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Mike Marshall
“Saint Elizabeth” – Kaia Kater
“The Hunt” – Kristin Scott Benson
“Milford’s Reel” – Noam Pikelny
“Your Love Is Like a Flower” – Flatt & Scruggs
“Come Back Darlin’” – The Bluegrass Album Band
“Poe’s Pickin’ Party” – Alison Brown
“The Over Grown Waltz” – Béla Fleck
“Goodbye, Honey, You Call That Gone” – Jake Blount
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