RIP Earl Scruggs

Earl Scruggs just died. The man was an American icon/legend. RIP

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  • jr_p951jr_p951 Posts: 1,121
    My grandfather raised me he always listen to Earl Scruggs! He'd pick the banjo and sing along with his songs. I used to love listening to my grandpa play the banjo. Not my taste of music but he loved it and I liked seeing him light up while playing. Music is his passion. He even built his own banjo from scratch, out in our wood shed. So to see him play along with Earl Scruggs was one of my favorite childhood memories!
  • BigT06BigT06 Posts: 3,899
    Earl Scruggs was a legitimate badass. RIP.
  • jj20030jj20030 Posts: 5,481 ✭✭✭
    RIP
  • ToombesToombes Posts: 4,489 ✭✭✭
    I was raised on bluegrass and Earl was one of my earliest memories. I got to meet him at a festival and he was one of the most genuine and friendly musicians I've had the pleasure of speaking to. May he play on...
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 3,730 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I was fortunate to see him perform several times, the first time was in Dallas in 1973, (if memory serves), then a couple more times in Nashville. That first time, my girlfriend wanted to see him, and I thought "You're kidding", we were more into Black Sabbath and ZZ Top, Jefferson Airplane etc., but when the picking was done I was a convert! Bluegrass forever!

    The longer he remained on this earth, the more he was sure that mankind had no clue about God or heaven.  Not when they used Him as an excuse to kill, to punish, to discriminate.
                                                                                      -Amy Harmon  From Sand and Ash 

    Full disclosure, I hadn't heard of either, but I really liked the quote.  Resonates with me.
  • RBeckomRBeckom Home or out and about somewhere.Posts: 2,178 ✭✭✭
    Great picker. One of, if not the best. The Beverly Hillbillies always comes to mind. R I P.
  • brotheradambrotheradam Posts: 896
    Love me some Foggy Mountain Breakdown. RIP Earl.
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