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Earl Scruggs in 2005.

Source: Wikipedia

Earl Eugene Scruggs (January 6, 1924 – March 28, 2012) was an American musician noted for perfecting and popularizing a three-finger banjo-picking style (now called "Scruggs style") that is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Earl Eugene Scruggs
  • Born: January 6, 1924 Cleveland County, North Carolina--Flint Hill community near Boiling Springs, NC, U.S.
  • Origin: Shelby, North Carolina, United States
  • Died: March 28, 2012 (aged 88) Nashville, Tennessee, United States
  • Genres: Bluegrass, country, gospel
  • Occupation(s): Bluegrass artist
  • Instruments: 5-string banjo, guitar
  • Years active: 1945–2012
  • Labels: MCA Nashville Records
  • Associated acts: Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, Flatt and Scruggs, Earl Scruggs Revue
  • Website: earlscruggs.com

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In the news

Jerry Douglas, Marty Stuart & More to Play Inaugural Earl Scruggs Music Festival: Exclusive
Billboard, 2019-09-27 16:00:00
Music legend Earl Scruggs will be celebrated during a new music festival launching in North Carolina in September 2020. Jerry Douglas, Marty Stuart...

Google Doodle Celebrates Banjo-Picking Pioneer Earl Scruggs
Billboard, 2019-01-11 16:01:25
In honor of the late Earl Scruggs, today's (Jan. 11) Google Doodle features a vibrant depiction of the man who revolutionized the three-...

Randy Scruggs, Grammy-winning guitarist and producer, dead at 64
USA Today Music, 2018-04-18 18:48:39
Randy Scruggs, a Grammy-winning country musician, songwriter and producer, and the son of banjo innovator Earl Scruggs, died Tuesday. He was 64.         

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