The Scottsville Squirrel Barkers

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The Scottsville Squirrel Barkers
OriginSan Diego, California, United States
GenresBluegrass
Years active1962–1963
LabelsCrown Records
Associated actsThe Byrds, Eagles, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Hearts & Flowers, the Hillmen, Dillard & Clark, Country Gazette
Past membersChris Hillman
Ed Douglas
Larry Murray
Gary Carr
Kenny Wertz
Bernie Leadon
Doug Jeffords

The Scottsville Squirrel Barkers were a San Diego-based bluegrass group best known as the band that launched the career of founding Byrds' member, Chris Hillman and founding Eagles' guitarist-songwriter, Bernie Leadon.[1] The lineup included Hillman on mandolin, future Hearts & Flowers member Larry Murray on Dobro, Ed Douglas on stand-up bass, Gary Carr on guitar, and future Flying Burrito Brothers and Country Gazette member, Kenny Wertz on banjo. Leadon would replace Wertz on banjo when he left the group to join the Air Force in 1963 (Wertz would return the favor by replacing Leadon in the Flying Burrito Brothers when he left that group to start the Eagles in 1971).

The group recorded only one album, Blue Grass Favorites in 1963, and disbanded later that year. They have all remained in contact over the years, reuniting sporadically since 2003 and most recently in 2009 at the Adams Avenue Roots Festival in San Diego.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE SCOTTSVILLE SQUIRREL BARKERS, FROM THE BLUE GUITAR TO COUNTRY ROCK" (PDF). Bcbrown.net. Retrieved 2015-12-10.
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110716231606/http://thedoubleeaglestore.com/squirrel.html. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)