The Earls Of Leicester On Mountain Stage
The Earls Of Leicester appear on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. Under the direction of dobro master Jerry Douglas, the Earls conjure images of bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs — and, in the process, have created one of music's great band-name puns. Conjuring the sounds of bluegrass giants is serious business, though, and it paid off when the group took home a 2015 Grammy for its efforts.
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Shawn Camp takes lead-vocal duties, and Barry Bales (usually found in Alison Krauss's band Union Station) plays upright bass. They're joined by Charlie Cushman on banjo and "gospel guitar," along with Frank Solivan on mandolin and Johnny Warren on fiddle.
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