Preserving and promoting the legacy of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs
The Earls of Leicester are Barry Bales (bass), Shawn Camp (guitar), Charlie Cushman (banjo), Jerry Douglas (Dobro), Johnny Warren (fiddle), and Jeff White (mandolin). When the Earls of Leicester (leave out the same letters you'd leave out in "Worcester") formed in 2013, their mission was ambitious but exact: to preserve and promote the legacy of bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, in hopes of reviving the duo’s music for longtime admirers and introducing a new generation to their genre-defining sound. Within a year of releasing their self-titled debut, the Nashville-based six-piece far surpassed their own expectations, winning a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album and earning six awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association. They come to Michigan with a new live album that's further testimony to the pure joy and supreme musicianship that propel their every performance.