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Marteka and William Lake

Marteka & William Lake are Making Pure Bluegrass

Pure BluegrassMarteka N William Lake are siblings with a taste of Flatt & Scruggs. Marteka has studied the Scruggs style on banjo and is well versed in the method. Her younger brother, William, also caught on to the Flatt & Scruggs sound when he learning guitar and chose to follow Flatt’s thumb and finger style. While most in bluegrass today only follow the flat pick method of playing, this is not how Lester Flatt played. The two have a unique style in bluegrass that truly follows tradition and the sound of the genre’s most popular pioneer duo.

Bluegrass and the Younger Generation

Fiddlin’ Carson PetersGo to a Bluegrass festival today and observe the audience. It is comprised of people from all walks of life. It is also comprised of people of all age groups. This is encouraging and is probably the result of the new young talent which keeps the Bluegrass blood flowing. This generation of Bluegrass musicians are bringing with them a new generation of listeners.

Siblings Keeping the Sounds of a Tradition Alive

Marteka and William LakeMarteka and William Lake are not unfamiliar in the social media social media scene. Here we have a brother-sister duo that are trying to emulate the sound of other bluegrass artists but, in this case those artists are Earl Scruggs & Lester Flatt! Cybergrass frequently focuses on youth in bluegrass and these two from Hacker Valley, West Virgina are bringing that focus directly on them. Marteka and William, as they're most commonly known, have just released their latest and fourth album, The Sounds of a Tradition consisting of 11 tracks of pure traditional bluegrass music. This album is hot on the heels of their 2013 release, True Grass Revival.

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