Seldom Scene (#805)

The Scene still plays with the fire and enthusiasm of the band’s early days, when its progressive approach took bluegrass music to new heights.


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They may be the Seldom Scene, but one thing they are not is seldom heard. This beloved bluegrass band, which has been performing and recording music since 1972, continues to delight captivated audiences today.

Phenomenal voices, irreverent wit, and outrageous instrumental solos demonstrate why the Seldom Scene has remained on the cutting edge. The program also features interviews with the band members, who talk about their experiences as bluegrass musicians.

Referred to as “America’s Greatest Bluegrass Band” by Cash Box magazine, the Seldom Scene has performed for presidents and has been featured on Entertainment Tonight and Nashville Now. Over the course of 30+ years, the band has amassed 19 albums and shuffled around 12 members.

Only one of the original members, Ben Eldridge, remains in the lineup. But as this 2002 performance shows, the Seldom Scene still plays with the fire and enthusiasm that characterized the band’s early days, when its progressive approach helped take bluegrass music to new heights.


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