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The luck of the Leicesters?

Rounder Records has been justifiably proud of the success achieved by The Earls of Leicester, the throwback bluegrass band headed by Jerry Douglas honoring the classic music of Flatt & Scruggs. The label has delighted in the many awards The Earls have garnered from both […]

Rattle & Roar coming from The Earls

The Earls of Leicester, headed up by Jerry Douglas, will continue their romp through the music of Flatt & Scruggs with a second album of classic songs in July. Rattle & Roar, like their self-titled debut, is a collection of numbers performed by Lester & Earl […]

Darin & Brooke at The Scruggs Center

7 months agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

The Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC has caught the attention of music fans worldwide since it’s opening in January of 2014. The modern museum, established in an historic restored courthouse, celebrates the life and music of Earl Scruggs, and the culture and folklore of Cleveland […]

Bill Keith passes

7 months agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

Bill Keith, among the very few three-finger banjo players to discernibly widen the scope of the instrument in bluegrass music since Earl Scruggs, has died at the age of 75. He had been suffering of late from the effects of a cancer that had sapped […]

The Earls let their Deal Go Down for FreshGrass

7 months agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

To help celebrate the IBMA Awards domination this year by The Earls of Leicester, the good folks at FreshGrass have posted this live music video of them performing the Flatt & Scruggs classic, Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down. The black and white videography is the […]

Stevie Wonder Albums From Worst To Best

11 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Steveland “Stevie Wonder” Morris is an indisputable icon of American music, but in many ways is best understood as a part of a separate tradition — that of the musical prodigy. Like Mozart, Mendelssohn, Earl Scruggs, and Alex Chilton before him, Wonder composed and performed songs as a young child that inextricably transformed the contemporary […]

Lizzy Long shares some Blueberry Pie

Elizabeth ‘Lizzy’ Long was introduced to the bluegrass music world in 2007 when she joined banjo legend Earl Scruggs and foster father Little Roy Lewis on the album Lifetimes. Subsequently, Long and Lewis began touring as The Little Roy & Lizzy Show. Earlier this month […]

On this Day #38 – Flatt & Scruggs

On this Day … On Saturday, April 11, 1953, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys (Curly Seckler, Benny Martin, bass player unknown, but may have been Red Murphy) performed at the Mosque Theatre in Richmond, Virginia, along with Lefty Frizzell, Wayne Raney, […]

Single Review: Robert Earl Keen, “Hot Corn, Cold Corn”

“Hot Corn, Cold Corn” Robert Earl Keen Written By Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs Robert Earl Keen has spent the past three decades as one of the most venerated singer-songwriters in country music, particularly within the Texas Country community. His … Continue reading ?

Earl Scruggs Center opens January 11

As I write this, bluegrass followers, and banjo pickers in particular, are acknowledging what would have been Earl Scruggs’ 90th birthday (January 6th). So, it seems fitting that the grand opening of the Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South will take […]

Earl Scruggs Center to open in 2014

The City of Shelby, NC has given a lot to the rest of the US. A handful of NASCAR drivers, NFL and MLB players, a notorious bank robber and a sitting US Senator all hail from this town of just over 20,000 residents. The world […]

Hall of Fame Bluegrass! – Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins

Each year since 1991, new members have been added to the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. Since the inaugural class of Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, and Earl Scruggs, numerous other bluegrass and traditional music greats have been honored for their roles in shaping the […]

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers Take Opry Bow

“There’ll be guitars and fiddles, Earl Scruggs and his banjo too Bill Monroe singin’ ‘em out them ol’ Kentucky Blues Ernest Tubb’s number Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right At the Grand Ole Opry ev’ry Saturday night” Grand Ole Opry Song, Jimmy Martin It’s an [...]

MOB rules at Telluride

The main stage of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival has felt the tapping toes of many a legend over the last 40 years. From late greats such as Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, and Doc Watson, to the talents of today who bring their experiences to the [...]

Milestones: Legends of the Watson Clan

For fans of traditional music, 2012 was a sad year, with bluegrass, folk, and other acoustic genres all losing notable figures. Several of these artists, such as Earl Scruggs, have recently been remembered with tribute albums and collections of their most influential work. Doc Watson’s [...]

Life without Earl

This tribute to Earl Scruggs on the anniversary of his passing is a contribution from Jim Mills, a life-long student of Scruggs-style banjo, and a serious collector of the sort of pre war Gibson banjos that Earl played. Jim also maintains a large collection of [...]

Young Uns #1 – Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin

We never cease to be enchanted by the youthful vigour of young musical talent.  Young Uns in bluegrass go back as far as Earl Scruggs pictured with his banjo-playing older brother Junie. Since then, there has been a young Sonny Osborne playing banjo with Bill [...]

Locks for Likes with Flamekeeper

The tales of road antics from bluegrass musicians are many, from J.D. Crowe putting toy cars in Phil Leadbetter’s dobro to Keith Whitley impersonating the late Lester Flatt over CB radio to Earl Scruggs’ tour bus. Similar situations often arise onstage, as the musicians interact [...]

On this day #8 – Ballad of Jed Clampett

On this day ….. On this day 50 years ago, January 19, 1963, the Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs’ recording of the Ballad of Jed Clampett topped the Billboard Hot Country singles charts. The song spent 20 weeks on the charts and was in the [...]

Giving Thanks (Bluegrass Edition)

While we count our many blessings, I want to take a couple of minutes to note some of the things I’m thankful for in the bluegrass world. For starters, I’m grateful that folks like Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs had the foresight to [...]

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