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Lester Raymond Flatt (June 19, 1914 - May 11, 1979) was one of the pioneers of bluegrass music.

Flatt was born in Jackson County, Tennessee to Nannie Mae Haney and Isaac Columbus Flatt. A singer and guitarist, he first came to prominence as a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in the 1940s. In 1948 he started a band with fellow Monroe alumnus Earl Scruggs, and for the next twenty years Flatt and Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys were… read more

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  • Avatar for yerbyderby
    Lester Flatt and the Foggy Mountain Breakdown belong together like the fist in the eye. Got an album with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. BTW bought it in England.
  • Avatar for jonkv
    check out his house of the rising sun
  • Avatar for KarmicBuddha
    YEAH!

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