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Not Our First Goat Rodeo


Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile 

Not Our First Goat Rodeo is the long-awaited follow-up album to the Grammy Award-winning The Goat Rodeo Sessions by four diverse musicians who combine talent and friendship into a genre-defying work.

The group is: Yo-Yo Ma (cello), of Local 802 (New York City), a classical cellist known for his cross-genre collaborations and deep belief in culture’s essential role in society; Stuart Duncan (fiddle, banjo), of Local 257 (Nashville, TN), a multi-instrument bluegrass virtuoso; Edgar Meyer (bass), of Local 257, a double bassist and composer; and Chris Thile (mandolin, fiddle, guitar, vocals), also of Local 257, the mandolinist wunderkind. 

Both sets of Goat Rodeo sessions combine the talents of the four solo artists, each a Grammy Award-winning talent in his own right, to create a singular sound that’s part composed, part improvised, and uniquely American. The music is so complex to pull off that the group likens it to a goat rodeo—an aviation term for a situation in which 100 things need to go right to avoid disaster.

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