Video from the December 4 Curly Seckler interview and performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville is now available online.
Kyle Cantrell of Sirius-XM’s Bluegrass Junction serves as host, along with Curly’s collaborator Penny Parsons, as he relates memories of his lengthy career in bluegrass music. Curly also performs a number of the classic bluegrass songs he has written.
While his voice displays its nearly 91 years, Seckler’s memory is sharp as could be. Those few living who can recall Curly’s 75 years as a performer and recording artist will revel in these remembrances, but younger fans will especially benefit from learning more about the early days of bluegrass – particularly as it relates to the personalities behind the music.
He speaks of his time with Charlie Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and later with Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass, a venture he continued after Lester died.
To watch the video – broken into multiple segments – simply visit the Hall of Fame online, and scroll to the bottom of the page where it indicates Original Programming.
Hats off to the Hall of Fame for preserving this invaluable resource – a most fitting tribute to one of bluegrass music’s treasured sons.