Little Ricky on YouTube

Ricky Skaggs at age seven with Flatt & ScruggsHere’s a fun video clip which has made the rounds on the Internet a number of times. It features a seven year old Ricky Skaggs performing with Flatt & Scruggs on their television program. He sings Ruby and plays his mandolin on Earl Scruggs’ normally instrumental version of the song, Reuben.

This clip appears to be taken from a “bootleg” copy of the footage, as the time code appears throughout. Perhaps a subsequent edition of the Flatt & Scruggs DVD collections recently released by Shanachie will include this classic bit of bluegrass history.

You can watch the Skaggs clip on YouTube.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.