Brock Posted March 29, 2012 Report Share Posted March 29, 2012 Now it's time to say goodbye to Earl and all his kin. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bluegrass legend and banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs, who helped profoundly change country music with Bill Monroe in the 1940s and later with guitarist Lester Flatt, has died. He was 88. Scruggs' son Gary said his father died of natural causes Wednesday morning at a Nashville, Tenn., hospital. Earl Scruggs was an innovator who pioneered the modern banjo sound. His use of three fingers rather than the clawhammer style elevated the banjo from a part of the rhythm section — or a comedian's prop — to a lead instrument. More here: http://news.yahoo.com/bluegrass-legend-earl-scruggs-dies-age-88-235658884.html And, of course, with his lovely fictional partner-in-law Joi Lansing and the rest of the Hillbillies gang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZsMQK2Z-So Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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