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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Earl Scruggs RIP

One of the true legends passed away March 28, 2012. Earl Scruggs was 88 years old and is generally considered as being one of the most influential banjo players of all time. He was a member of Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys and played an important role in developing the banjo bluegrass style. He later formed with Lester Flatt a duo called Flatt & Scruggs, their backing band were the Foggy Mountain Boys. One of their most famous tracks was the "Foggy Mountain Breakdown."

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