Seldom Scene with Bob Edwards

Bob Edwards WeekendBen Eldridge, Dudley Connell and Fred Travers from Seldom Scene joined Bob Edwards on the radio last Saturday for his Bob Edwards Weekend show on PBS. The show was recorded just after the Grammy nominations were announced in December ’07, and the interview starts with a discussion of them having received one for SCENEchronized.

The bulk of the interview is focused on how the Scene has made mixing hard core bluegrass with songs from well outside of the generally recognized boundaries of the genre. As Ben recalls from the old days, “There ain’t no rules.”

Long time fans will especially enjoy hearing Ben reminisce about the early days of the band, when they had no intention of touring or recording regularly.

Several clips from their new CD are featured during the discussion. The shows are not archived on the Bob Edwards show site, but the podcast can be downloaded for free from iTunes or StreamOS.

HT: Jake Schepps

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