I met Jacob Panic at Bushwaller's, a little dive bar in Frederick, MD, last week. He is awesome.
Not only has he invented this here new genre of music he calls "pop grass," which combines power-pop with bluegrass, but he's a hell of a nice guy.
Not for nothing, but he can also play a hell of a banjo. Also, just a little thing of course, he played every instrument on his newest album.
"One Of These Days," from his album Pop Grass is one of the best examples of this power-pop/bluegrass synthesis. If you dig this tune, you can buy the album here.
I'll write more about this cat a little later.