Earls Of Leicester

Bluegrass
Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs’ Foggy Mountain Boys helped define bluegrass from the ’40s through the era of The Beatles, and if Scruggs’ progressive leanings clashed with Flatt’s traditionalism — the duo split in 1969 — the tension produced great music. I think appreciating bluegrass is equivalent to following jazz — to fully understand these American art forms, it helps to internalize their repertoires and file away the variations that instrumentalists bring to time-honored songs. Tonight’s show features a superb bluegrass band paying tribute to Flatt and Scruggs, and what I like about Earls of Leicester is their ability to create music suitable for both adepts and non-specialists. Guitarist Shawn Camp carries on for Flatt, while banjoist Charlie Cushman performs expert variations upon Scruggs’ style. Rounding out the band are mandolinist Tim O’Brien, Dobro player Jerry Douglas and fiddle master Johnny Warren. The Earls usually draw a full house — get a place early.

—Edd Hurt

Fri, Jun 28 | 9:00 AM
The Station Inn
Free
must be 21 + or accompanied by a parent or guardian to enter
21 and over
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Jerry Douglas

Nashville TN  |  Country



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