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Curly Seckler to Perform at Mule Day in Columbia, TN

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Curly SecklerBluegrass legend Curly Seckler, who is celebrating 77 years in bluegrass music, will perform at Columbia, Tennessee's annual Mule Day celebration on Saturday, March 31, 2012! The four-day event which starts on Thursday is expected to bring close to 100,000 people to Columbia. Saturday evening's bluegrass concert will cap off a full day of festivities, including exhibits, a mule pull, and a parade through downtown Columbia. The music will start at 6:00 PM, featuring The Huntley Sisters and Simon Slick & the Grasskickers. Curly Seckler, Willis Spears & the Nashville Grass will take the stage around 7:30 PM to close out the show.

Curly Seckler is renowned as one of the pioneering tenor singers in bluegrass, including 12 years with Flatt & Scruggs' Foggy Mountain Boys and 21 years with the Nashville Grass. He celebrated his 75th anniversary in bluegrass music in 2010 and his 92nd birthday in 2011! He was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2004, the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2010, and the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame in 2011.

Though the Nashville Grass officially disbanded in 1994, Seckler and Spears have performed together a number of times over the last eight years, most recently at the Bill Monroe Centennial in Owensboro, KY in September of 2011. For this performance they will be joined by well-known Nashville musicians Johnny Warren on fiddle, Charlie Cushman on banjo, John Tomlin on mandolin, and Kent Blanton on bass.

Tickets are only $8.00 for the day, and parking is included. For information, please see the attached poster or visit: For Curly Seckler photos and bio, please visit:

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