Saturday, December 12, 2009

"Foggy Mountain Breakdown" Turns 60

Posted By: Mike Breen

By pure coincidence, the Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the recording of legendary Bluegrass track "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs in Cincinnati's Herzog recording studio on the same evening as Earl's grandson — former BR549 member and successful Indie/AltCountry singer/songwriter Chris Scruggs —
is playing just across the river at Newport’s Southgate House. Scruggs was invited to Friday's celebratory reception at the site of the recording — on the second floor of the CityBeat building at 811 Race. St., in the downtown space once occupied by the historic Herzog recording studio — but is unable to attend. (He has been extended an open invitation to visit the site of his grandpa's historic session at any time.)

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