Seckler to Monroe Hall of Fame

| September 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

Curly Seckler will be inducted into the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame, during the 37th annual Uncle Pen Days Festival, which takes place from Wednesday (9/21) through to Saturday (9/24) at the Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park, Bean Blossom, Indiana.

The induction will take place on Saturday.

Seckler’s manager Penny Parsons shared this note .…

“Curly is very much looking forward to his trip to Bean Blossom this weekend and is honored to be inducted into their Hall of Fame. He fondly recalls performing repeatedly at Bean Blossom  in years past, both with Lester Flatt and when Curly was fronting the Nashville Grass after Lester’s passing. In addition to appearing for the induction ceremony, Curly will most likely perform one or two of his signature songs at some point during the evening.”

Without going into detail, there may be a few surprises as well.

The four-day festival runs from Wednesday through Saturday, with lots of great entertainment.

Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics.

A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe.

He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.

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