• CMH drops a trio of bluegrass classics

    Since 1975, CMH Records has been releasing a string of strong bluegrass and roots music recordings. It's right there in their name: Country Music Heritage. In recent years the label has been focused on a very successful series of albums called Pickin' On,

  • Curly Seckler passes

    The bluegrass world has lost one of its last connections to the first generation of bluegrass artists with the passing today of Curly Seckler. He had turned 98 years old on Christmas day, and died peacefully just after noon in

  • ARSC recognizes Curly Seckler book

    The Association for Recorded Sound Collections recently announced the winners of their 2017 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. Among those winners was the much-heralded biographical work by Penny Parsons, for the book Foggy Mountain Troubadour, The Life

  • Country Music HOF to feature Seckler book

    On July 22, 2016, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will feature a discussion with Penny Parsons, author of Foggy Mountain Troubadour - The Life and Music of Curly Seckler. The book, recently published by the University

  • Foggy Mountain Troubadour out today

    Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music of Curly Seckler a much anticipated biography by Penny Parsons is published today, Monday, May 23, 2016. It would be foolhardy to say that John Ray ‘Curly’ Seckler was a side-man; that is forgetting

  • Foggy Mountain Troubadour coming soon

    We have been well served with bluegrass music books during the past year with the superb study of the Stanley Brothers' career and recorded music, The Music Of The Stanley Brothers, the substantial Bluegrass Hall of Fame Inductee Biographies, the