• More remembrances of Earl Scruggs

    The tributes to Earl Scruggs are coming in faster than we can get them posted! No surprise, given the tremendous impact he had on musicians worldwide, and personally on the many friends he made in the bluegrass and country music

  • Ron Stewart and Earl Scruggs

    This remembrance of Earl Scruggs comes from Ron Stewart, fiddler and banjo player with The Boxcars, who is widely-regarded as one of today's leading practitioners of  Scruggs-style banjo. My son McKinley and I had just return from getting some food, when

  • Kristin Scott Benson on Earl Scruggs

    This remembrance of Earl Scruggs comes from Kristin Scott Benson, banjo player with The Grascals, and a multiple winner of the IBMA Banjo Player of the Year award. Like everyone else that loves bluegrass music and the banjo, I was saddened

  • More recollections of Earl

    We've heard this morning from a number of highly-influential banjo players, each sharing their personal reflections on the passing of the greatest among them, the man, THE Earl Scruggs. Sonny Osborne, who internalized Scruggs music as a young teen, and is

  • Tony Trischka and Earl Scruggs

    Tony Trischka has a well-deserved reputation as both an innovator and an instructor of five string banjo. Prior to his current endeavor, the online Tony Trischka School of Banjo, he had more than a dozen banjo instruction books and DVDs,

  • Bauc remembers Earl

    Fellow banjo legend Terry Baucom pulled together a few reflections on the passing of Earl Scruggs, which he shared as an audio file. We thank Terry, and his wife Cindy, for taking the time for this lovely remembrance. Terry Baucom on Earl

  • A Legend’s Biggest Moments

    Here’s the irony of being asked to write about the highlights of Earl Scruggs’ career as king of the banjo and a bluegrass pioneer: What doesn’t make the cut as one of his top achievements would be the crowning moment

  • Mac Wiseman remembers Earl Scruggs

    Over the next few days, we will share remembrances of Earl Scruggs from his peers, and the many banjo players whose lives he transformed. Hopefully, we will be able to piece together a portrait of Earl the musician, and Earl