• The luck of the Leicesters?

    Rounder Records has been justifiably proud of the success achieved by The Earls of Leicester, the throwback bluegrass band headed by Jerry Douglas honoring the classic music of Flatt & Scruggs. The label has delighted in the many awards The

  • Old Settlers Music Festival 2016

    Thanks to the organizers of the Old Settlers Music Festival in Austin, TX who shared these images of the various bluegrass artists who performed last weekend at the annual alternative music and entertainment event.

  • Rattle & Roar coming from The Earls

    The Earls of Leicester, headed up by Jerry Douglas, will continue their romp through the music of Flatt & Scruggs with a second album of classic songs in July. Rattle & Roar, like their self-titled debut, is a collection of numbers

  • Earls Of Leicester at ETSU

    The students in the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music Studies program at East Tennessee State University got quite a lesson today when they all attended a seminar and performance with The Earls of Leicester this afternoon in Johnson City. The band

  • Earls of Leicester scaring up work

    It looks like the Earls of Leicester have fallen on hard times. Members of the band have been seen in costume at a number of Nashville-area hotspots trying to drum up custom for their upcoming Music City mini-tour. Somebody should throw

  • 2015 IBMA Award winners

    Last night at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, NC, the 2015 International Bluegrass Music Awards were distributed. It was the year of the Earls of Leicester, who took 6 of the 17 trophies, including the coveted Entertainer of the Year.

  • Jerry Douglas and Mountain Heart

    We got a note this week from Josh Shilling with Mountain Heart, telling about what a blast they had jamming and hanging out with The Earls of Leicester while they were in Utah. Are there two string bands more at