I've been playing bluegrass guitar for a few years now. Thought I was a pretty decent rhythm player until I started trying to play along with a live version of the Stanley Brothers' "I Hear That Choo-Choo Comin'." It features Keith Whitley(!!) and is smokin' fast. Does anyone have any suggestions for a rhythm technique to use on a song this fast? Is the standard boom-chuck feasible at this speed? Or is Keith doing something special?
A link to the Youtube clip is right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4adxe5N6Ato
Keith's rhythm looks so dang effortless! Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated.