Thursday, March 29, 2012

R.I.P. Earl Scruggs

The Jimi Hendrix of the banjo; Earl Scruggs passed away yesterday at the age of 88 years old. It took me almost 40 years to fully appreciate the joy that is Bluegrass music, but Earl Scruggs was one of the pivotal figures that helped me see the light.

In his honor, enjoy this truly marvelous 1972 documentary made about Earl and his family. Musicians like Earl Scruggs only come along once in a lifetime.....may his joyful noise continue to influence musicians for generations to come!

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