I was sad to see the news this morning that legendary bluegrass artist Earl Scruggs has passed away.
I've had the privilege of seeing Scruggs in concert a couple of times
during the Ryman's annual Bluegrass series
and enjoyed his show each time. As I said then, I wasn't always familiar with Scrugg's music or his influence on the genre, but I still enjoyed the music. Even as he got older, Scruggs still knew how to entertain an audience and he also knew that you saved your most familiar song for last--he ended each show on "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" which some of you may know from the Beverly Hillbillies.
Scruggs was a true legend and one that will be missed. Thanks for all the great music and memories!
posted by Michael Hickerson at 3/29/2012 09:02:00 AM