Saturday, March 31, 2012

Scruggs Style

Earl Scruggs, bluegrass legend, died this past Wednesday at age 88. Famous for his three-fingered banjo-style, he defined the bluegrass sound as we have come to know it today. Adding syncopation to the banjo and giving it almost a jazz-like approach, the style was even named "Scruggs style." How cool is that? I need a "style" named after me...

National Public Radio did a piece on his life and legacy here.

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