Earl Scruggs

Earl Scruggs was the father of bluegrass and country banjo playing. His style and techniques have been both influential and inspiring for generations of banjo players around the world. His easy-going personality endured thousands of music students who would often receive a lesson when they approached him with a question. With his guitar-playing partner, Lester Flatts, the duo made music history with a string of important recordings –including the theme for the 1960s TV sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies.”  

Interview Date:
November 11, 2004
Date of Birth:
January 6, 1924
Deceased Date:
March 28, 2012
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