Join us at the NCMHOF Museum on June 11, 2016 for a meet-the-author event! Meet The Author Penny Parsons and pick up an autographed copy of her brand new biography: “Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music Of Curly Seckler”.
Brand new for Summer 2016 is Penny Parsons’ book “Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music Of Curly Seckler”. The book details the life of one of the true pioneers of the first generation of bluegrass artists, Curly Seckler.
Penny is a music industry journalist and manager for NC Music Hall of Fame inductee Curly Seckler. Her book, “Foggy Mountain Troubadour”, is the first full-length biography of an American original. Throughout, she captures the warm humor, hard choices, and vivid details of a brilliant artist’s life as he crisscrosses a nation and a century making music. This 272-page biography follows Curly’s journey from North Carolina cotton fields to legendary status as one of the greatest tenor singers in bluegrass music history.
With his trademark mandolin style and unequaled tenor harmonies, Curly Seckler has carved out a seventy-seven-year career in bluegrass and country music. His foundational work in Flatt and Scruggs’s Foggy Mountain Boys secured him a place in bluegrass history, while his role in The Nashville Grass made him an essential part of the music’s triumphant 1970s revival.
Written in close collaboration with Mr. Seckler and those who know him, Foggy Mountain Troubadour is the first full-length biography of an American original. Penny Parsons follows a journey from North Carolina schoolhouses to the Grand Ole Opry stage and the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, from boarding houses to radio studios and traveling five to a car on two-lane roads to make the next show. Throughout, she captures the warm humor, hard choices, and vivid details of a brilliant artist’s life as he crisscrosses a nation and a century making music.
To learn more about Curly Seckler and purchase a copy of the book, visit:www.CurlySeckler.net
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
N.C. Music Hall of Fame Museum
600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd.
Kannapolis, NC 28081