Don’t mess with Ken Scoggins!

Ken ScogginsWe posted last summer about plans by Ken Scoggins & Millers Creek to finish a new Gospel album they expect to release on Old Homestead Records this year.

Ken shared with us recently that after getting started at Tom T. Hall’s studio in August, he and the band had to take some time off while he attended to some training for his day job. When he’s not serenading bluegrass fans at festivals, Scoggins serves as an Assistant Chief in a South Carolina State Police agency, and teaches in their police academy.

Ken sounds like the sort of guy you don’t want to fool with at a show!

As he tells it…

“The band took a short break from the road while I attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.

I was at the academy for eleven weeks beginning September 29, graduating on December 14. Now, me and the guys are ready to get back on the road and in the studio.

All of the guys will be joining me for another year: Doug Rankin (mandolin), Furman Whitmire (banjo and guitar), and Jeff Hayes (bass fiddle)

We will start our new season on January 12 at WHKP 1350 radio in Hendersonville, NC and then travel to Rock Island, TN for a show at Rocky River Community Center.”

Miller’s Creek hopes to head back to Tom. T’s soon to finish tracking. They are excited about the songs they have chosen, including new ones from Tom T. and Dixie Hall, and Troy Engle.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.