• 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

  • Earl Scruggs passes

    The Tennessean, Nashville's hometown paper, is reporting that Earl Scruggs passed away this morning at a local hospital. He was 88 years old. We know that all of our readers will join us in mourning one of the most celebrated artists

  • E.C. Miller passes

    Dan Boner, Director of the ETSU Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music program, has shared this news about a beloved faculty member who has gone on. E.C. Miller passed away around midnight. Among the most respected banjo players in East Tennessee,

  • Armuchee festival promoter passes

    This sad news about the sudden passing of Krickett Langley was shared by Charlie Robinson of the Southeastern Bluegrass Association. The SouthEastern Bluegrass Association has just received the sad news of the passing of long time SEBA member/promoter Krickett Langley. Langley, the