Earl Scruggs interviewed

Earl ScruggsCountry Music Goodness, a blog covering the wide spectrum of country music, published a brief interview with banjo ace Earl Scruggs yesterday, Sunday, September 14th, 2008.

Although a very brief conversation, Scruggs is asked about his contemporaneous perception of his time of his time with Bill Monroe; punctuality and life on the road; and baseball. He has some interesting things to say that remind us what bluegrass music life was like was in the mid-1940s. It’s another world!

The full interview can be read at the Country Music Goodness website.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.