Join the fans of Curly Seckler for a book signing with Penny Parsons, author of “Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music of Curly Seckler” at the Earl Scruggs Center! Refreshment packages including one beverage of your choice (wine, beer, or soft drink) and an assorted fruit and cheese plate are available for pre-order.
Learn more about Penny Parsons’s new book “Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music of Curly Seckler”. Known for his soaring tenor vocals and trademark mandolin style, Curly Seckler had a seventy-seven-year career in bluegrass and country music. Playing in Flatt and Scruggs’s Foggy Mountain Boys in their formative years from 1949 to 1962 secured him a place in bluegrass history.
Parsons tells Seckler’s story from a small town in North Carolina to the Grand Ole Opry and the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. Author Penny Parsons has been a regular contributor for Bluegrass Unlimited magazine for 35 years. She was marketing and promotions director at Sugar Hill Records for eleven years, worked as the publicity director for MerleFest for nine years, and has served as Curly Seckler’s manager and producer since 2004.
“Let us shower Penny Parsons and Curly Seckler with roses for their wonderful collaboration on ‘Foggy Mountain Troubadour’. Curly Seckler is one of the most beloved and revered of all the first-generation country and bluegrass music pioneers. Ms. Parsons not only illuminates Mr. Seckler’s storied life but also reports rarified accounts that offer us insight into the humanity that underscored the people, songs, live performances, recordings, and travels surrounding what is now considered to be one of the most mythical bands ever to play: Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, and the Foggy Mountain Boys. Penny Parsons is not only an authentic biographer, she is also a first-rate musical detective.”–Marty Stuart
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Earl Scruggs Center
103 S. Lafayette St.
Shelby, NC 28150