The luck of the Leicesters?

The Earls of LeicesterRounder 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 Earls have garnered from both the IBMA and The Grammys, and are excited about their sophomore release, Rattle & Roar, due on July 15.

But are they taking it too far suggesting that the boys may have inspired the Leicester City Football Club in central England to win their first title in their 132 years of playing?

This came in from Rounder yesterday…

Leicester City Foxes“On May 2, Leicester City won its first title, when Chelsea held Leicester City’s closest rival Tottenham to a draw (thanks to two second-half goals). USA Today called the Leicester City team ‘possibly the biggest underdog to ever win a major team championship.’

At Rounder Records, there was a sense of satisfaction believing that the Earls of Leicester having won their first Grammy Award could well have inspired the football team and led to their success.

At press time, it is uncertain whether the Leicester City Foxes will be honored by the Queen and granted honorific titles as, perhaps, dukes or earls.

Congratulations to the Leicester City Foxes and the long-suffering fans of the East Midlands city.”

Yes indeed, job well done to the Foxes, but I mean… really?

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.