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R.I.P. Earl Scruggs

Earl-scruggs-live2 (1)The last of the Blue Grass Boys has gone to that Grand Ol' Opry in the Sky: banjo player and bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs has passed at the age of 88 in Nashville. Earl - arguably the greatest 5-string banjo player in history - was a pioneer in the three-finger picking style, influencing at least three generations of players around the world. Without Earl, bluegrass and country music simply wouldn't be what they are today.

Go here to read a bit more about the great man. And here to catch a glimpse of him back in his prime.