Flatt & Scruggs

Bluegrass Magic Moments: Jerry Shereshewsky, Flatt & Scruggs, a girl named "Martha White" and December 8, 1962

By Nancy Cardwell

The beginning of a new year is a time for reflection—thinking back over the past 12 months and the past in general.

One of the best perks of working for IBMA is getting to pull up a chair in various circles of conversation and listen to members tell stories. I lucked into a recent email exchange between Sab Watanabe Inoue in Japan, Pete Wernick in Colorado, Jerry Shereshewsky in Connecticut, and Dave Freeman in Virginia, on the topic of December 8, 1962—the night Flatt & Scruggs played Carnegie Hall.

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