Sunday, April 1, 2012
Earl Scruggs - Legend dies!
Earl Scruggs, the American banjo legend who brought bluegrass to a mass audience and strummed along to a hit TV show and movie in the 1960s, has died at 88, according to his son.
As part of the famed Flatt & Scruggs duo, he helped define bluegrass music - a country genre combining "high, lonesome" vocal harmonies and the playful, jazz-like cascade of guitars, banjos, mandolins and fiddles.
His son Gary said he died in Nashville from natural causes on Wednesday.