Marc Pruett: Curtis McPeake – “The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad)”

Congratulations Curtis! You are making your banjo-buddies proud once again!  –Marc Pruett (Balsam Range)

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Curtis McPeake: “Bluegrass Today” – “Bluegrass Hootenanny Remembered”

McPeake is a true icon in the bluegrass banjo world. He went on to tour with Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass, and even had the honor to fill in for Earl Scruggs with Flatt & Scruggs when Earl was injured in an auto accident in 1955, and on a few subsequent occasions. – John Lawless, “Bluegrass Today

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Curtis McPeake: “Bluegrass Today” – “Flatt & Scruggs Show Poster”

Diligent students of Earl’s career will recall that he was in a serious auto accident in October of 1955 which took him off the road for nearly a year…. During this absence, Curtis McPeake held the unenviable task of filling in for Earl Scruggs in the band. – John Lawless, “Bluegrass Today

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Curtis McPeake: “Bluegrass Today” – “I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #64”

December 3, 1960 Recording session – Bill Monroe and Blue Grass Boys recorded Big River, Flowers Of Love, It’s Mighty Dark To Travel and Blue Grass Part One [aka Blue Grass Twist]. All four songs were included on the Mr Blue Grass LP (Decca DL 7-4080), released on May 29, 1961. Monroe was assisted by Carl Butler [guitar], Curtis McPeake [banjo], Tony Ellis [bass] and Dale Potter [fiddle]. The producer was Owen Bradley. – Richard F. Thompson, “Bluegrass Today

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Curtis McPeake: “Bluegrass Today” – “I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #62”

December 1, 1960 Recording session – Bill Monroe, assisted by Carl Butler [guitar], Curtis McPeake [banjo], Bessie Lee Mauldin [bass] and Dale Potter [fiddle], records Put My Rubber Doll Away, Seven Year Blues, Time Changes Everything and Lonesome Road Blues. Owen Bradley was the producer. All four recordings were included on the Mr Blue Grass LP (Decca DL 7-4080), released on May 29, 1961. – Richard F. Thompson, “Bluegrass Today

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