Lester Flatt

By J Poet

 

Lester Flatt is one of Bluegrass music’s founding fathers. During his long career with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and The Foggy Mountain Boys he took bluegrass from the southern mountains to Carnegie Hall and the international stage.

 

Before starting the Foggy Mountain Boys, Lester Flatt’s rhythm guitar playing and bass runs formed the rhythmic backbone of Bill Monoe’s Bluegrass Boys. Lester Flatt was born in 1914 into a family of pickers. His father tried to teach him banjo, but he preferred guitar and by seven was playing and... Read More

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