Earl Scruggs, RIP

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

The last of the first great bluegrass men has died. I’m particularly fond of bluegrass gospel, so here’s one from the <em>Flat and Scruggs</em> show.

And here’s one better demonstrating Scruggs’ mastery of the banjo:

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7 Responses to “Earl Scruggs, RIP”

  1. #1 |  Michael McNutt | 

    Goodness mighty fine indeed on 1st video, who was pedal steel player?

  2. #2 |  Marty | 

    Porter Waggoner doesn’t look right without a nudie suit.

    RIP Earl.

  3. #3 |  Personanongrata | 

    I done luvs me some banjo twanging.


  4. #4 |  picachu | 

    We used to have an old dude in the neighborhood who played the banjo. But he didn’t play nothing like that!

  5. #5 |  Dean from Basswood Grove | 

    I remember hearing an interview of Jerry Garcia, where he said he learned banjo finger rolls by playing Earl Scruggs LPs at the 16 rpm setting, which is about half actual speed and an octave lower.

  6. #6 |  The Mossy Spaniard | 

    Be at peace, Earl, and thanks for the jams.

  7. #7 |  NMissC (Tom Freeland) | 

    Ralph Stanley is still alive.