Thursday, March 29, 2012

Earl Scruggs, 1924 - 2012

Earl Scruggs died yesterday and the world has lost an extraordinary musician. If you're not a bluegrass, or banjo aficionado you might not think you know who Earl is, but I'll bet you've heard his music.

If you've ever seen the movie Bonnie & Clyde you've heard this next piece of music. If you haven't seen that movie, no sweat, I bet you've heard the theme song to The Beverly Hillbillies. Earl did that too.

Nothing I can say will do justice to this legendary performer. Just watch the video and appreciate how skillful this musician was.

Love ya, Earl. Rest in peace.

1 comment:

  1. I grew up hearing Flatt and Scruggs on my grandmother's radio. RIP, Earl.