[caption id="attachment_1620" align="alignleft" width="300"]<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2013\/10\/Bluegrass_Bus.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-1620" alt="The Old Martha White Flatt & Scruggs Tour Bus (now the \u2018Rolling Bluegrass Museum\u2019). " src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2013\/10\/Bluegrass_Bus-300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" \/><\/a> The Old Martha White Flatt & Scruggs Tour Bus (now the \u2018Rolling Bluegrass Museum\u2019).[\/caption]\r\n\r\nThe Glenville State College Bluegrass Band will perform a tribute to The Flatt and Scruggs Show on Friday October 25, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Tickets are $5.50 for adults and $5.00 for children ages 6-11.\r\nMegan Darby, Director of GSC\u2019s Bluegrass Music Degree Program, the world\u2019s first such Bachelor of Arts Degree, says, \u201cIt is important to honor those musicians that are significant to creating the traditional bluegrass sound. After the recent passing of the legendary Earl Scruggs, I decided it was time to honor him along with his playing partner, Lester Flatt. I called my friend Danny Clark, who books the bus, and asked what the chances of getting the Martha White Bluegrass Bus to Glenville in conjunction with the concert. He was so excited\u2014and so are we! This will be the very first time that the bus has been to West Virginia, so be sure to come out and take advantage of this free, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!\u201d\r\nBus owners Don and Danny Clark will tell the special story of its purchase and purpose between two 45-minute musical sets.\r\n\u201cHaving experienced seeing the Martha White Bus when it carried Flatt & Scruggs to their show dates throughout West Virginia in the 1950s and 60s,\u201d added Buddy Griffin, who was instrumental in creating the Bluegrass Degree at GSC, \u201cI know first-hand the cultural impact that can be realized at an opportunity such as this.\u00a0 Josh Graves, Flatt & Scruggs\u2019 Dobro player, said to me once that people would line up along their concert route just to see that bus and wave to them as they went by!\u00a0 Simply thrilling for \u2018Hot-Rize\u2019 biscuit eaters and banjo enthusiasts, alike!\u201d\r\nPrior to the concert, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., tours will be given of the historic \u2018Rolling Bus Museum\u2019 just outside the GSC Fine Arts Center entrance. Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, along with the Foggy Mountain Boys, toured in the bus from 1948 until the band broke up in 1969. The bus is a hands-on interactive exhibition that allows children and adults to see hundreds of autographed photos and vintage clothing from country stars such as Ralph Stanley, Jimmy Martin, and\u00a0 Johnny Cash, to name but a few.\u00a0 A rich and diverse collection of musical memorabilia dating back to the 1930\u2019s is also part of the sensational display.\r\nInitially, the Flatt and Scruggs band was formed by Flatt who had previously played with Bill Monroe.\u00a0 With Flatt\u2019s rhythm guitar, Scruggs\u2019 unique banjo leads, and their combined vocal strength, the Foggy Mountain boys steadily gained popularity and over time arguably became the most famous bluegrass band of all time.\u00a0 In 1955, Flatt and Scruggs became regular members of the Grand Ole Opry.\r\nLater in 1963, Flatt and Scruggs played \u2018The Ballad of Jed Clampett,\u2019 in the TV sitcom, \u2018The Beverly Hillbillies.\u2019 The show\u2019s theme song became the first bluegrass song to reach number one in the country charts and only one other has made it to the top in the past fifty years.\u00a0 In 1967 their music was the background for the movie \u2018Bonnie and Clyde,\u2019 and more recently, as a fitting tribute to their contribution to all music, the band formed by the heroes in the hit film \u2018O Brother, Where Art Thou\u2019 called their group the \u2018Soggy Bottom Boys.\u2019\u00a0 Flatt and Scruggs were elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1985.\r\nThe live broadcast of the show will be courtesy of the Wheeling Jamboree and aired by GSC Radio Station (WGSC), WDNE 98.9 FM (Elkins\/Buckhannon, WV), WKNA 98.3 FM (Logan\/Lancaster, OH), WELD 101.7 FM (Moorefield, WV-PA-MD), WFDU 89.1 FM (Teaneck, NJ), WCEF 98.3 FM (Ripley, WV), WYCL 1450 AM (Youngstown\/Warren, OH), WKKW 97.9 AM (Fairmont\/Morgantown, WV), WSVA 800 AM (Crewe-Richmond, VA), WYHY 1080 AM (Cannonsburg, KY\/Huntington, WV), WMPA 1390 AM (Middleport-Pomeroy, OH), WLGN 1510 AM (Logan, OH), and W1010 AM (Portsmouth, OH-KY).\u00a0 The show will also be streaming on the worldwide web at WWW.WWVA.TV and WWW.GLENVILLE.EDU\r\nBus Posters, t-shirts and CDs, including Bluegrass 2012, Glenville State College Bluegrass Band CD, featuring students, alumni, directors, and special guests will be on sale, along with Megan Darby\u2019s CD.\r\nFor tickets, contact Sheri Skidmore in the Fine Arts Department at Sheri.Skidmore@Glenville.edu\u00a0 or (304) 462-6340.