29 March 2012

Legend (w/ Legends)

R.I.P. Earl Scruggs

[Doc f'in' shredding here.]

Here's a fair obit, especially the part about how revolutionary his mellifluous finger-pickin' style was vs. the old-time claw-hammer banjo. Heaven just got higher & lonesomer.

[Personal Note: I, too, grew up in Cleveland County, NC, near Shelby. Grew up with this music. My cousin was married to Earl's nephew.]

[Further Personal Note: I've been privileged to see all these GREATS live in concert.]


  1. I remember Foggy Mountain Breakdown!

    P.S. I think you should start a blog, Jim H.

  2. Thanks, Thundra! I just might do that. You should think about it, too!

    You might also remember the theme song to the Beverly Hillbillies. Lester & Earl appeared on the show occasionally as characters from back home.