Earl Scruggs



Earl Scruggs

Rating
Active
1945 to 2012
Born
January 6, 1924 in North Carolina
Died
March 28, 2012
Location
Scottville, North Carolina, United States
Biography
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".

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


The Essential Earl Scruggs

The Essential Earl Scruggs

Earl Scruggs March 6, 2019

37 Tracks

The Storyteller and the Banjo Man

The Storyteller and the Banjo Man

Tom T. Hall February 24, 2017

11 Tracks

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 1959-1963 Vol.1

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 1959-1963 Vol.1

Earl Scruggs July 1, 2015

28 Tracks

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 1959-1963 Vol.2

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 1959-1963 Vol.2

Earl Scruggs July 1, 2015

24 Tracks

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 1959-1963 Vol.3

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 1959-1963 Vol.3

Earl Scruggs July 1, 2015

25 Tracks

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 1959-1963 Vol.4

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 1959-1963 Vol.4

Earl Scruggs July 1, 2015

20 Tracks

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