Thursday, March 29, 2012

Earl Scruggs Dies

When people unfamiliar with it would ask me what, exactly, is bluegrass music, I would answer, listen, hear that banjo, more than anything else, that's bluegrass music.

North Carolina native Earl Scruggs, the virtual inventor of the three-fingered banjo-picking style that now defines the genre, has passed at age 88.  R.I.P.

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