Happy Birthday Curly Seckler

Curly SecklerContinuing a Christmas tradition we hope will last many more years, the Bluegrass Today family wishes a happy 94th birthday to the great Curly Seckler.

Curly, whose soaring tenor and trademark falsetto break was a definitive part of the classic Flatt & Scruggs sound, was born on December 25, 1919 in a town in North Carolina whose name, China Grove, was later to be immortalized by The Doobie Brothers – though they were actually singing about a town in Texas.

His good friend and manager, Penny Parsons, tells us that Curly is doing well and still singing whenever he can.

If you want to help make his Christmas bright, swing by the official Curly Seckler Facebook page and share a birthday greeting.

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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.