Video: Our New Favorite Violin Cover Artist

Artists like Lindsey Stirling, Miri Ben-Ari, and The Piano Guys have made the blend of classical music and hip-hop much more commonplace in recent years – just browse through YouTube and you’ll find tons of piano, cello and violin covers of your favorite Top 40 songs. Even if your preference is traditional classic repertoire, listening to different styles of music is a great way to spark some inspiration when you’re in a musical rut.

Peter Lee Johnson has become the latest viral sensation, with his cover of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s hip-hop hit “Thrift Shop.” He even mashes in a little Beethoven near the end. Check it out below:


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