Stuart Duncan live at the HOF

Stuart DuncanThis weekend, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will honor Stuart Duncan with a special presentation as a part of their Nashville Cats series. These events are held quarterly to recognize Music City residents for their prominence in the music industry.

Bluegrass fans know Stuart for his years of fiddle wizardry, working with Nashville Bluegrass Band, and recording with nearly every notable artist in our genre, from Seldom Scene and Ricky Skaggs to Chris Thile and Béla Fleck. We may not all be aware of his many contributions to country records as well, serving as a first call fiddler in Nashville among producers of every kind. His list of credits over the past 35 years is mind boggling to behold, with hundreds of prominent albums boasting of his talents.

Stuart has been more visible on the road this year than he often is, touring as a duo show with banjo man Noam Pikelny, and reminding folks of what a fine vocalist he is as well.

The Hall of Fame event is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. (CDT) on Saturday (11/1) and though Duncan will perform briefly, will consist primarily of an in-depth interview with Bill Lloyd on the stage of the Museum’s Ford Theater. Archival photos and video clips will be shown, and the presentation will be offered live online worldwide.

Museum patrons may attend the show in person and members have the option of securing reserved seats in advance.

Stuart is a very thoughtful and insightful musician, who has almost literally played with everyone in the music business. It should be an enlightening and entertaining event.

Find full details on the Museum web site.

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