NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess) The Earls of Leicester, the sextet founded by 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas, recorded its two night run at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s CMA Theater, February 24th and 25th for a live album due later this year.
The live album will follow the band’s 2016 release “Rattle & Roar” and their eponymous 2014 album, which won the Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album.
“This two night stand is as exciting as when Flatt and Scruggs played Vanderbilt University, and Carnegie Hall rolled into one,” said Douglas before the performances. “We will be debuting songs new to our repertoire and rolling out a few surprises as we videotape and record the culmination of five years of work in our mission to re-educate, and in many cases, reveal this body of work for the first time.”
The Earls of Leicester repertoire features songs originally recorded by bluegrass icons Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. In addition to Douglas, the group features singer and guitarist Shawn Camp, bassist Barry Bales, fiddler Johnny Warren, banjo player Charlie Cushman, and mandolinist Jeff White.