• An honor for Carol Beaugard and WFDU

    Carol Beaugard, long time host of Lonesome Pine RFD on WFDU-AM in the metro New York city market, shared this recounting of a special celebration in New York earlier this month. On April 1, 2012 The Emelin Theatre held a fundraiser

  • Kaz Inaba honors Earl Scruggs

    Noted Japanese bluegrass artist Kazuhiro Inaba sent along this video tribute to the late Earl Scruggs. I played “The Scruggs Medley” with my great respect and appreciation for Earl Scruggs last night at Mister Kelly’s in Osaka. Since I started to play

  • Earl: Exceptional Efficiency, Extreme Elegance

    This commemoration of Earl Scruggs comes from Jack Hatfield, who has earned his living teaching Scruggs' music for almost 40 years. His Scruggs Corner columns for Banjo Newsletter are collectors items, as they contained start-to-finish transcriptions from Scruggs recordings, including

  • Ryan Cavanaugh on Earl Scruggs

    This Earl Scruggs tribute is a contribution from avant-garde and jazz banjo pioneer, Ryan Cavanaugh. I was fortunate enough to have a few conversations with our hero Earl Scruggs, and having spent my formative years in an extensive study of his

  • Jim Mills remembers Earl Scruggs

    This remembrance of the great Earl Scruggs comes from former Ricky Skaggs banjo player, celebrated recording artist and avid banjo collector, Jim Mills. First of all, let me say that Earl Scruggs was my all time hero on this earth. He

  • Roland White on Earl Scruggs

    These remembrances of Earl Scruggs come courtesy of Roland White, who worked for several years as a member of Bill Monroe & The Blue Grass Boys, Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass, and later with The Kentucky Colonels (with his

  • The torch is passed

    Bill Evans describes this touching tribute to Earl Scruggs from yesterday's memorial service in Nashville. I had the honor and privilege of attending the memorial service for Earl, held at the Ryman Auditorium on Sunday, April 1. There was one incredibly

  • Remembering the Master

    Bluegrass Today's Terry Herd was in attendance for the Earl Scruggs memorial service at The Ryman yesterday afternoon, and sent along these photos of some of the leading lights of banjo outside the theater following the service.