The Earls of Leicester is a bluegrass group assembled by Jerry Douglas to present the music of Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and their band the Foggy Mountain Boys to a contemporary audience. Their self-titled debut album earned a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. The band's music focuses on the music of Flatt and Scruggs during the period when the band consisted of Lester Flatt on guitar and lead vocals, Earl Scruggs on banjo and guitar, 'Uncle' Josh Graves on dobro, Paul Warren on fiddle, Curly Seckler on mandolin, and 'Cousin' Jake Tullock on bass. The band's name is a play on the names of Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt.
by Lisa Konicki | @LisaKon127 | September 30, 2016
The Earls of of Leicester Take Top Trophy at International Bluegrass Music Awards
The 27th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards (IBMA) were held last night (Sept. 29) at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, N.C. The Earls of Leicester took home the Entertainer of the Year Award for the second consecutive year, while Becky Buller was honored with the Female Vocalist of the Year Award and Danny Paisley copped the Male Vocalist of the Year Award. Co-hosted by Sierra Hull and Dan Tyminski, the IBMA Award show performances included “Man of Constant Sorrow” by the Soggy Bottom Boys and “Rainbow Connection” by the Lonely Heartstring Band, along with performances by Flatt Lonesome, Del McCoury Band, Sierra Hull, Becky Buller Band, The Earls of Leicester, Balsam Range and the Lonesome River Band.