Curly Seckler on radio

Curly Seckler with members of Steep Canyon Rangers and others in the Flatt & Scruggs studio at WSVS in Crewe, VA on October 25, 2008 - photo by Miles WardFans of bluegrass veteran Curly Seckler will be able to enjoy two radio programs in which he is featured during the holiday period.

On Friday, December 26 Seckler discusses his career with host Frank Stasio on North Carolina Public Radio’s The State of Things. During the hour long program, he will perform several songs backed by semi-regular support band the Steep Canyon Rangers. The State of Things starts at noon (EST) and can be found at 91.5 FM (WUNC, Chapel Hill), 88.9 FM (WUND, Manteo) and 90.9 FM (WRQM, Rocky Mount) on the dial. If you are out of range of these stations, you may listen by visiting the WUNC website.

The show also maintains an audio archive, so you might be able to find Curly’s visit there after the fact.

The following day, December 27, also at noon there will a repeat of the October 25th programme on WSVS in Crewe, VA, that featured Seckler, Jody Rainwater and the Steep Canyon Rangers live in WSVS’s Flatt & Scruggs studio. The two-hour show features chat with Seckler and Rainwater, both recalling some favorite memories from their long careers in bluegrass music, and some live music. You can tune into the two-hour program at 800 AM in central Virginia, or listen on the Internet.

Of course, on Christmas Day Seckler will celebrate another birthday, his 89th in this case.

He and his wife, Eloise, will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary the following day.

Happy holidays indeed!

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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.