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Earle, Scruggs headline RockyGrass Festival

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 – Steve Earle and Earl Scruggs are among the acts slated to play the 37th annual RockyGrass Festival in Colorado in July.

Earle will be joined on stage by his Bluegrass Dukes. Scruggs will appear with his family and friends. Other acts slated to play on the July 24-26 bill in Lyons, Col. are Hot Rize, Del McCoury Band, Earl Scruggs with Family & Friends, Claire Lynch Band, California, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass, Mike Marshall & Darol Anger with Vasen, Darrell Scott Bluegrass Band, Three Ring Circle, Kruger Brothers, Bearfoot, Sarah Jarosz and The High 48s. More bands will be announced.

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