• Dick Bowden on Earl Scruggs

    I grew up way Downeast in Maine surrounded by a country music loving family and friends. In the early 50s. By the time I started school in 1958 I was hearing the sounds of Flatt & Scruggs, Mac Wiseman, Bill Clifton,

  • 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

  • Share your thoughts on Earl Scruggs

    Given the popularity of the many touching tributes to Earl Scruggs we have published this past week (with more to come), it seemed fitting that we give our readers a chance to weigh in as well. Those that knew him well have

  • 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

  • Scruggs funeral audio available online

    WSM has posted the audio from this past Sunday's Celebration of Life for Earl Scruggs at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Hosted by Eddie Stubbs, it includes personal and musical tributes to Earl from Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Béla Fleck, Charlie

  • 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.

  • Rhonda Vincent on Earl Scruggs

    Rhonda Vincent contributed this touching tribute to Earl Scruggs. The name Earl Scruggs is one I've known for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, he was just the man in the hat who played the banjo, with

  • Sammy Shelor on Earl Scruggs

    These ruminations on the passing of Earl Scruggs are a contribution from Sammy Shelor, banjo player and band leader with Lonesome River Band, and a hugely influential contemporary 5 string stylist. Earl Scruggs influenced American music as much as any one