Country Music HOF to feature Seckler book

Penny Parsons - photo by Alice GerrardOn July 22, 2016, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will feature a discussion with Penny Parsons, author of Foggy Mountain Troubadour – The Life and Music of Curly Seckler.

The book, recently published by the University of Illinois Press, covers just what the title implies, recalling the experiences of John R. “Curly” Seckler who spent many years on the road with Flatt & Scruggs and later with Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass.

The Museum has also invited Eddie Stubbs from WSM and both Charlie Cushman and Johnny Warren from The Earls of Leicester to participate in this session which is slated to begin at 12:30 p.m., local time.

It is hoped that attendees will have read Parsons’ book and will have questions to ask about Seckler’s life. In addition to her personal research into his life and background, Penny has been a close friend, publicist, and representative for Curly for many years. He is set to turn 97 years of age this winter.

For those without a copy, they will be offered for sale in the Museum book store, and the author will sign them after the discussion. It will be held in the Museum’s Taylor Swift Education Center.

Later that evening, The Earls of Leicester will perform in concert at the Museum’s CMA Theater. A great day for lovers of Flatt & Scruggs’ music.

There is no additional charge beyond Museum admission to attend the afternoon discussion, though the evening concert requires a separate ticket.

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