The new release from bluegrass legend Curly Seckler is now available, but not in the ways with which you may be accustomed. The folks at Copper Creek Records have decided to release this project almost exclusively for download.
A limited pressing of manufactured CDs were made, for distribution to radio and for Curly to sell at shows, but no audio CDs will be sold through record stores or other common CD sources.
Bluegrass, Don’t You Know is the name of this new release, which includes 14 tracks. 7 are Seckler originals, and Curly reprises some of his classic offerings from the days with Flatt & Scruggs as well. You’ll find new versions of Some Old Day, Why Did You Wander, Bouquet In Heaven, That Old Book Of Mine and Brother I’m Getting Ready To Go.
Helping out are such bluegrass luminaries as Larry Sparks, Russell Moore, Larry Cordle, Dudley Connell, Rob Ickes, Herschel Sizemore, Tater Tate, Larry Perkin and more.
You can hear samples from each track, or purchase the “CD” for download at Apple’s iTunes Music Store. Audio CDs can be obtained from Curly directly, via his web site.
There’s something plainly fascinating about seeing a member of bluegrass music’s first generation embracing new distribution models. Kudos to Curly, and Gary Reid at Copper Creek for giving this a try.