First Performance of Seldom Scene’s Smithsonian Folkways Album

Image635079983121295633When bluegrass legends The Seldom Scene take the stage later today, at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, their performance will mark the first preview of Longtime…Seldom Scene, the group’s upcoming album and first with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (available in 2014).

Watch the current lineup join with former members in their rendition of fan favorite “Through the Bottom of the Glass” in Ben Eldridge’s living room:  CLICK READ MORE for VIDEO

The Seldom Scene began as a non-touring bluegrass band in 1971 in Bethesda, Maryland. Currently, the band consists of Dudley Connell (guitar/ vocals), original member Ben Eldridge (banjo/guitar/vocals), Lou Reid (mandolin/guitar/ vocals), Fred Travers (dobro/ vocals), and Ronnie Simpkins (bass/ vocals).

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