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  Bluegrass pioneer Earl Scruggs dies at age 88
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AuthorChris Talbott
MediaNewspaper - San Francisco Chronicle
News DateThursday, March 29, 2012 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionIt may be impossible to overstate the importance of bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs to American music. A pioneering banjo player who helped create modern country music, his sound is instantly recognizable and as intrinsically wrapped in the tapestry of the genre as Johnny Cash's baritone or Hank Williams' heartbreak.

Scruggs died Wednesday morning at age 88 of natural causes. The legacy he helped build with bandleader Bill Monroe, guitarist Lester Flatt and the rest of the Blue Grass Boys was evident all around Nashville, where he died in an area hospital. His string-bending, mind-blowing way of picking helped transform a regional sound into a national passion.
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D:1658Homegrown Democrat ( 758.3651 points)
Thu, March 29, 2012 10:46:58 PM UTC0:00
I can't say I'm familiar with him, but I like some bluegrass music on occasion. I'll look him up.

RIP

 
Veg:334Nothing wrong, just gone ( 591.1573 points)
Thu, March 29, 2012 11:46:16 PM UTC0:00
Rest In Peace.

 
R:549kal ( -57.2262 points)
Fri, March 30, 2012 01:26:37 AM UTC0:00
Here's both Steve Martin and Earl Scruggs.

If the tune sounds a little familiar, it was in the movie "Bonnie and Clyde."


 
R:7206Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! ( 290.2565 points)
Fri, March 30, 2012 05:26:08 AM UTC0:00
Earl Scruggs was one of the most awesome American musicians of the post-Second World War era.

RIP