The Earls of Leicester is a bluegrass group assembled by Jerry Douglas to present the music of Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and their band the Foggy Mountain Boys to a contemporary audience. Their self-titled debut album earned a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2015.
The band's music focuses on the music of Flatt and Scruggs during the period when the band consisted of Lester Flatt on guitar and lead vocals, Earl Scruggs on banjo and guitar, 'Uncle' Josh Graves on dobro, Paul Warren on fiddle, Curly Seckler on mandolin, and 'Cousin' Jake Tullock on bass.
The band's name is a play on the names of Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt.
Jerry Douglas formed the group in 2013 as a vehicle to bring the music of guitarist Lester Flatt and banjo player Earl Scruggs to a contemporary audience.
Jerry Douglas - Dobro
Shawn Camp - lead vocals and guitar
Charlie Cushman - banjo and guitars
Jeff White - vocals and mandolin †
Johnny Warren - vocals and fiddle
Barry Bales - vocals and bass
† This role in the band is often filled by a different performer for live shows. Performers have included Shawn Lane of Blue Highway, Ronnie McCoury, and Frank Solivan, among others.