Groupe Bluegrass US composť de Jerry Douglas, Shawn Camp, Tim O'Brien, Barry Bales, Johnny Warren et Charlie Cushman.

Dobro master Jerry Douglas and a handful of top pickers pay homage to one of the most influential acts in the history of bluegrass with the "supergroup" the Earls of Leicester. Douglas has cited Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and their group the Foggy Mountain Boys as a key influence on his musical development, and credits Josh Graves, the group's Dobro player, as the man who first made him want to learn the instrument. As he became a respected and popular musician, Douglas occasionally considered putting together a band that would pay homage to the Flatt & Scruggs songbook, but wasn't sure he could find instrumentalists who could capture their sound. Douglas changed his mind about that when he was booked to play on a session with fiddle player Johnny Warren, whose father, Paul Warren, was a longtime veteran of the Foggy Mountain Boys . Johnny's banjo player, Charlie Cushman, a longtime presence on the Nashville bluegrass scene, was also on the date, and as Douglas later put it, "The banjo, the fiddle, and the Dobro came together in a way that sounded exactly like what I'd heard so many years ago, the first time I saw Flatt & Scruggs." Douglas recruited Warren and Cushman as the core of his Foggy Mountain Boys tribute group, and then brought in Tim O'Brien of Hot Rize to play mandolin, Barry Bales from Alison Krauss' group on bass, and noted songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Camp to handle Vocals and guitar. Naming the new group the Earls of Leicester and focusing their repertoire on Flatt & Scruggs classics, Douglas and his bandmates entered the studio to record a self-titled album that was released by Rounder Records in the fall of 2014, and the band played a number of live dates in support. The album earned rave reviews from bluegrass followers, and won the 2015 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album, as well as four trophies from the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. Douglas took the group back into the studio to record a second album in 2016. For the sessions, the lineup featured Douglas, Camp, Warren, Cushman, Bales, and new member Jeff White on mandolin and harmony Vocals. Cut live in a single room, Rattle & Roar was released by Rounder Records in July 2016.

Talents : Jerry Douglas : Dobro - Shawn Camp : Guitar and Lead Vocals - Tim O'Brien : Mandollin - Barry Bales : Bass - Johnny Warren : Fiddle - Charlie Cushman : Banjo

Style musical : Bluegrass

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09/2014 CD Rounder 7235772 (US) The Earls of Leicester - Big Black Train / Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / I'll Go Stepping Too / Shuckin' The Corn / 'Til The End Of The World Rolls 'round / Dig A Hole In The Meadow / Some Old Day / I Won't Be Hanging Around / I Don't Care Anymore / On My Mind / You're Not A Drop In The Bucket / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke / The Wandering Boy / Who Will Sing For Me
08/2016 CD Rounder 610000 (US) Rattle & Roar - The Train That Carried My Girl From Town / Why Did You Wander? / All I Want Is You / Steel Guitar Blues Intro / Steel Guitar Blues / You Can Feel It In Your Soul / A Faded Red Ribbon / Just Ain't / Mother Prays Loud In Her Sleep / I'm Working On A Road (To Glory Land) / Will You Be Lonesome Too? / Flint Hill Special / What's Good For You (Should Be Alright For Me) / The Girl I Love Don't Pay Me No Mind / Branded Wherever I Go / Buck Creek Gal / Pray For The Boys

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