1945 to 2012
January 6, 1924 in North Carolina
March 28, 2012
Scottville, North Carolina, United States
Earl Eugene Scruggs (January 6, 1924 – March 28, 2012) was an American musician noted for popularizing a three-finger banjo picking style, now called "Scruggs style", that is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music. His three-finger style of playing was radically different from the ways the five-string banjo had been historically played. He popularized the instrument in several genres of music and elevated the banjo from its role as a background rhythm instrument, or a comedian's prop, into featured solo status. Scruggs' career began at age 21 when he was hired to play in a group called "Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys".
Albums, Releases & Mixtapes
Earl Scruggs April 19, 2015