Rattle & Roar preview from The Earls

Rattle & Roar - The Earls of LeicesterThis Friday’s release of Rattle & Roar from The Earls of Leicester is among the most eagerly anticipated albums of 2016 to date in the bluegrass and acoustic music world. Their success since first appearing in 2013 has surprised a great many people in the music business who couldn’t imagine that a Flatt & Scruggs tribute band could be a festival and concert headliner nearly 50 years after Lester and Earl played their last show.

But here they are, loaded up with IBMA awards and a Grammy looking forward to their second project with Rounder Records.

The label has released this preview video as a last minute tease, which mixes shots of the boys in the studio with interview footage about how it all came together – and just how much fun they are having playing dress up and picking all the old Flatt & Scruggs material. You can also hear some of the music to be included when the record drops on Friday.


Rattle & Roar is available now for pre-order at all the popular online sites.

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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.