Legendary banjo player and bluegrass songwriter Earl Scruggs passed away yesterday after a lifetime of invaluable musical contributions. Through the 40s, Scruggs played with Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys and Foggy Mountain Boys. He is credited with bringing the three finger banjo picking style to fame. Watching him play, it’s not hard to imagine why. Scruggs was one of the finest banjo players of all time.
In 2008, Scruggs received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives on in the Country Music Hall of Fame and in our hearts. Watch some videos of his work below:
You can also watch The Complete Earl Scruggs Story, a fantastic film about his life, below: