• On This Day #3

    On this day in 1950 ..... On November 21, 1950, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs had their first recording session for Columbia Records. During an afternoon session at The Tulane Hotel (Castle Studio) Nashville, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs - assisted by

  • Paul Warren Tribute Vol 2 in the works

    Johnny Warren and Charlie Cushman are finishing up a second album in tribute to Johnny's dad, Paul Warren, long time fiddler with Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys. Like the first project, A Tribute To Fiddlin' Paul Warren,

  • Flatt & Scruggs discography online

    Tom Thomas, who operates the web site for The Flatt & Scruggs Preservation Society, has posted a discography of the band's many recordings, but singles and LPs - plus the more recent compilations. It was sent to the society by a

  • Jody Rainwater in ill health

    Penny Parsons passed along this word about one of the legends from the early days of bluegrass music. Penny is a bluegrass writer and photographer who currently manages the performance career of Curly Seckler. Jody Rainwater (a.k.a Chuck Johnson), who spent

  • Flatt and Scruggs blog

    Tom Thomas, the President of the Flatt and Scruggs Preservation Society, has announced the creation of a blog that will naturally focus on matters relating to Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Thomas said of his blog... "(It) will display any new information

  • Attack of the tiny Flatt & Scruggs!

    They came from Japan...  Hordes of miniature Lester and Earls! What a movie poster that would make. Japanese retailer Kurama Instruments specializes in bluegrass instruments and accessories, and on their web site - along with the banjos and mandolins, capos and tuners

  • WSVS begins webcasting

    WSVS, AM 800 in Crewe, VA has been a radio home to bluegrass music since the station's inception in 1947. The station became most closely associated with bluegrass through the involvement of Charles Johnson (Little Jody Rainwater), who joined the