The Earls of Leicester (band)

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The Earls of Leicester
Leicester-fls.jpg
Performing at MerleFest, 2015
Background information
OriginNashville, Tennessee, United States
GenresBluegrass
Years active2013-present
LabelsRounder
MembersDaniel Kimbro
Charlie Cushman
Jerry Douglas
Johnny Warren
Shawn Camp
Past membersTim O'Brien

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.[1] Their eponymous debut album earned a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2015.[2]

Members[edit]

Jerry Douglas formed the group in 2013 as a vehicle to bring the music of guitarist Lester Flatt and banjo player Earl Scruggs to a modern audience. [3]

Former members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US Grass
[4]
US
[5]
US
Heat

[6]
The Earls of Leicester[7] 1 159 3
Rattle & Roar[9]
  • Release date: 12 August 2016
  • Label: Rounder
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory

Awards[edit]

The Earls and their engineer/mixer, Bil Vorndick, received a Grammy Award in 2014 for Best Bluegrass Album for their album The Earls of Leicester.[10] [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lawless, John (July 21, 2014). "Earls of Leicester in September". Bluegrass Today. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Truitt, Brian (February 8, 2015). "Sam Smith conquers Grammys with four top awards". USA Today. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  3. ^ "Jerry Douglas Announces "The Earls of Leicester"".
  4. ^ "Jerry Douglas Album & Song Chart History – Bluegrass Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "Jerry Douglas Album & Song Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  6. ^ "Jerry Douglas Album & Song Chart History – Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "The Earls of Leicester". AllMusic. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  8. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  9. ^ Deming, Mark. "Rattle & Roar". AllMusic.
  10. ^ "The Earls of Leicester Awards".
  11. ^ "Past Winners Search - grammy.com".