Some late night – early morning bluegrass from Monroeville – “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” – Happy Birthday Lester Flatt!!

Lester Flatt

On yesterday’s date June 19th  in 1914- Bluegrass guitarist and mandolin player Lester Flatt of Flatt and Lester FlattScruggs was born. From Wikipedia:

Lester Raymond Flatt (June 19, 1914 – May 11, 1979) was a bluegrass guitarist and mandolinist, best known for his collaboration with banjo picker Earl Scruggs in the The Foggy Mountain Boys (popularly known as “Flatt and Scruggs”).

Flatt’s career spanned multiple decades, breaking out as a member of Bill Monroe‘s band during the 1940s and including multiple solo and collaboration works exclusive of Scruggs. He first reached a mainstream audience through his performance on “The Ballad of Jed Clampett“, the theme for the network television hit The Beverly Hillbillies, in the early 1960s.

So in honor of Lester here is the bluegrass band Monroeville playing “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” …….Hum.I see that these guys have a new album out in 2014! Think that ones gonna’ get a listen tomorrow!!