Blue Grass Favorites
| The Byrds, Eagles, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Hearts & Flowers, The Hillmen, Dillard & Clark, Country Gazette|
San Diego, California, United States (1961)
Chris Hillman, Bernie Leadon, Larry Murray, Kenny Wertz, Ed Douglas, Gary Carr
The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds, The Hillmen, Eagles, Hearts & Flowers
The Scottsville Squirrel Barkers were a San Diego-based bluegrass group best known as the band that launched the career of founding Byrds' member, Chris Hillman and founding Eagles' guitarist-songwriter, Bernie Leadon. The lineup included Hillman on mandolin, future Hearts & Flowers member Larry Murray on dobro, Ed Douglas on stand-up bass, Gary Carr on guitar, and future Flying Burrito Brothers and Country Gazette member, Kenny Wertz on banjo. Leadon would replace Wertz on banjo when he left the group to join the Air Force in 1963 (Wertz would return the favor by replacing Leadon in the Flying Burrito Brothers when he left that group to start the Eagles in 1971).
The group recorded only one album, Blue Grass Favorites in 1963, and disbanded later that year. They have all remained in contact over the years, reuniting sporadically since 2003 and most recently in 2009 at the Adams Avenue Roots Festival in San Diego.
Crown Junction BreakdownBlue Grass Favorites · 1963The Scottsville Squirrel Barkers Wikipedia
Three Finger BreakdownBlue Grass Favorites · 1963
Katie ClineBlue Grass Favorites · 1963