Grammy nominated The Seldom Scene began in the early 1970’s as progressive bluegrass reached a peak in popularity. The vocal blend of The Scene set a new standard that attracted new audiences to what had been a niche music. Seldom Scene continues to excel in the bluegrass scene and has received critical acclaim for their work. Their latest CD, Scenechronized, recorded in 2007, was nominated for a Grammy award. The Seldom Scene has performed at the White House many times, and continues to tour the world, garnering the moniker: “America’s Bluegrass Band”.
The band consists of Dudley Connell (guitar/lead and baritone vocals), Ben Eldridge (banjo and scatt singing), Lou Reid (mandolin/lead and tenor vocals), Fred Travers (dobro/lead and tenor vocals), and Ronnie Simpkins (bass/baritone vocals).