Celebrating their 42nd Anniversary in 2013, the Seldom Scene has thrived on playing bluegrass a little differently than everyone else. If other bands used a fiddler, the Seldom Scene used a Dobro; if others relied on old standards, the Seldom Scene played rock classics like J.J. Cale’s “After Midnight.” Through skilled musicianship and an urban approach to bluegrass, the Seldom Scene has become one of the most influential – if not the most influential – bluegrass band of the last 30 years. The current lineup includes Ben Eldridge (banjo),Dudley Connell (guitar), Fred Travers (dobro), Ronnie Simpkins(bass), Lou Reid (mandolin).