Earl Scruggs Music fest arrives with Douglas, Tuttle, Fleck

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 – The first Earl Scruggs Music Festival will feature Béla Fleck with Jerry Douglas, Molly Tuttle, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Leftover Salmon from September 2-4 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina.

Scruggs, who was from Cleveland County, North Carolina, played three-finger banjo and performed with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys and Lester Flatt and the Foggy Mountain Boys, who were instrumental in creating bluegrass music in the United States.

The composition is:

Friday, September 2

Jerry Douglas, Host

The Earls of Leicester

Bela Fleck My Bluegrass Heart with Billy Contreras, Jacob Jolliff, Justin Moses, Mark Schatz, Bryan Sutton

Sam Bush

Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

Acoustic Syndicate

Collective by the fireside

The movement of bare feet

Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth

Jon Stickley Trio

Chatham Rabbits

Saturday, September 3
erry douglas, host

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Leftover salmon

Alison Brown

Balm range

Acoustic Syndicate

Darin and Brooke Aldridge

Chatham County Line

Collective by the fireside

Unspoken tradition

Rissi Palmer

Beautiful White

John Lakota

Sunday September 4

Jerry Douglas, Host

Chatham County line

Dom Flemons

Becky Buller Group

Darin and Brooke Aldridge

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The late Lester Flatt used to say “Play it, Earl” before a solo break when Flatt and Scruggs performed together. Now well into his 80s, the iconic musician who took the 5-string banjo to new levels, can still “play it” in a way that puts young pickers to shame. On this live recording from 2007, Scruggs is joined by his sons Randy (vocals, guitars) and Gary (vocals and bass), Hoot Hester on fiddle, Rob Ickes on Dobro, John Jorgenson on mando and guitars, Jon Randall on.. .

Even in old age, magic still springs from the masterful fingers of Earl Scruggs. As the dozen tracks on Scruggs’ first new album in 17 years show, the banjo king polishes his crown with his still-familiar three-finger style. As befits a man of such stature, a group of superstars come aboard and assist the old man. From pop-rock legend Elton John (“Country Comfort”), actor Billy Bob Thornton (“Ring of Fire”) and countryman Dwight Yoakam (“Borrowed Love”), barely a hint of…

CD Review - I saw the light with the help of my friendsIn the aftermath of Flatt & Scruggs’ famous split in 1969, Flatt preferred to continue in the traditional vein, forming the Nashville Grass, which he led until his death in 1979. Scruggs, who still performs in the octogenarian, had become fascinated with the emerging country-rock “crossover” exemplified by The Eagles, Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and others, and dove into it with his Earl Scruggs Revue, anchored by his sons Randy, Gary and Steve . …


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