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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Flatt and Scruggs- Martha White

I heard that Earl Scruggs died yesterday. Scruggs was a titan in bluegrass, from his early work with Bill Monroe to his long partnership with the great Texan flatpicker , Lester Flatt. I guess like most Americans my age, I first encountered his playing from the theme song for the Beverly Hillbillies.

I really started getting in to his music and wonderful playing when the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's seminal album Will the Circle be Unbroken was released. He loved to play with the new generation and wasn't an asshole about the "hippies" like Monroe could be. Earl will be truly missed.


grumpy said...

big amen to that.

Ken Seals said...

Have you heard his album "Live At Kansas State"? Really great!