Tag: Earl Scruggs

Groundspeed from Rogers & Larrance

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rogers & Larrance have released Groundspeed, a second track from their upcoming reimagining of Flatt & Scruggs’ classic Foggy Mountain Banjo album. What makes their effort unique is that Tyson Rogers is a pianist, and Bryon Larrance a drummer. The pair met working with jazz banjoist Ryan Cavanaugh, […]


On This Day #32 – Lester Flatt Centennial

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

On This Day …. On June 19, 1914, Lester Flatt was born in Duncan’s Chapel, Overton County, Tennessee. Had he lived until today he would be 100 years old. Lester Raymond Flatt, the singer and guitarist (and occasional mandolin player), first came to prominence as […]


Rogers and Larrance recreate Foggy Mountain Banjo

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… A pianist and a drummer walk into the studio to record an updated version of Foggy Mountain Banjo. But this one’s no joke. Tyson Rogers and Bryon Larrance are celebrating how the five string has been a thread in […]


Photos, video from Scruggs Center opening

| January 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

Our Special Bluegrass Correspondent captured some images and video from the grand opening of the Earl Scruggs Center on January 11.    


Earl Scruggs Center opens in a deluge

| January 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

Over one thousand fans of the five-string gathered in Shelby, North Carolina on Saturday, January 11, to experience the grand opening of the Earl Scruggs Center. Despite pouring rain that moved several events that had been scheduled to take place on the courthouse square into […]


Earl Scruggs Center opens January 11

| January 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

As I write this, bluegrass followers, and banjo pickers in particular, are acknowledging what would have been Earl Scruggs’ 90th birthday (January 6th). So, it seems fitting that the grand opening of the Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South will take […]


The Twelve Days of Bluegrass Christmas

| December 24, 2013 | 3 Comments

The Twelve Days of Christmas A song most people love to hate. It is never picked when church groups go Christmas caroling. Whether it’s because it’s too long or because no one knows all of the words is irrelevant. If it were a person, it […]


Earl Scruggs Center to open in 2014

| October 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

The City of Shelby, NC has given a lot to the rest of the US. A handful of NASCAR drivers, NFL and MLB players, a notorious bank robber and a sitting US Senator all hail from this town of just over 20,000 residents. The world […]


Bluegrass Hootenanny remembered

| May 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

Much of Nashville, and all of country music, was absorbed yesterday with the memorial service for George Jones held at the Grand Ole Opry house. Friends and loyal fans turned out to remember this musical giant, who passed away on April 26. Over the course […]


Life without Earl

| March 28, 2013 | 6 Comments
Jim Mills with Earl Scruggs

This tribute to Earl Scruggs on the anniversary of his passing is a contribution from Jim Mills, a life-long student of Scruggs-style banjo, and a serious collector of the sort of pre war Gibson banjos that Earl played. Jim also maintains a large collection of […]