Penny Parsons, "Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music of Curly Seckler (Music in American Life)"

Scuppernong Words Of Note Festival

Penny Parsons, Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music of Curly Seckler (Music in American Life)

Saturday, September 10, 7pm

With his trademark mandolin style and unequaled tenor harmonies, Curly Seckler has carved out a seventy-seven-year career in bluegrass and country music. His foundational work in Flatt and Scruggs's Foggy Mountain Boys secured him a place in bluegrass history, while his role in The Nashville Grass made him an essential part of the music's triumphant 1970s revival. Written in close collaboration with Mr. Seckler and those who know him, Foggy Mountain Troubadour is the first full-length biography of an American original. Penny Parsons follows a journey from North Carolina schoolhouses to the Grand Ole Opry stage and the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, from boarding houses to radio studios and traveling five to a car on two-lane roads to make the next show. Throughout, she captures the warm humor, hard choices, and vivid details of a brilliant artist's life as he crisscrosses a nation and a century making music.

Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music of Curly Seckler (Music in American Life) Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780252081590
Availability: Limited Availability - Give us a call, we'll track it down for you!
Published: University of Illinois Press - May 6th, 2016

Event date: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
304 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401