North Carolina-born mandolin player Curly Seckler died Dec. 27, 2017, at the age of 98. He went on to play in bands alongside some of the most iconic figures in bluegrass, most notably Flatt & Scruggs, the legendary group formed by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.
North Carolina-born mandolin player Curly Seckler died Dec. 27, 2017, at the age of 98. He went on to play in bands alongside some of the most iconic figures in bluegrass, most notably Flatt & Scruggs, the legendary group formed by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Courtesy of Copper Creek Records
North Carolina-born mandolin player Curly Seckler died Dec. 27, 2017, at the age of 98. He went on to play in bands alongside some of the most iconic figures in bluegrass, most notably Flatt & Scruggs, the legendary group formed by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Courtesy of Copper Creek Records
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Bluegrass Hall of Famer played alongside Flatt & Scruggs, remembered as ‘unsung hero’

December 28, 2017 11:33 AM

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David Menconi
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