Bluegrass in Washington Square

Some months ago Fathers Thomas Joseph White and Austin Litke, O.P., played  bluegrass music at the World Youth Alliance headquarters here in New York. They’re good, and to be frank they also look kinda out-there. It’s not often that you see two guys in white habits playing guitar and mandolin and singing bluegrass classics (love, murder, God, etc). With tight harmonies, mind you. No, definitely not often. Even in New York.


Well it seems they’re not the only ones! Check out this trailer for ” The History of Future Folk .”

(Choose the longer one that runs 3:36 minutes.) Okay, they’re wearing red, not white. And they’re not Dominican priests. But otherwise it’s almost too true (in the “perfect fit” sense of the word) to White and Litke to be true.

P.S. I especially like the line about having sixteen livers. That would be handy.

Articles by R. R. Reno

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