Remembering Earl Scruggs

2005 picture of USA banjo player Earl Scruggs

2005 picture of USA banjo player Earl Scruggs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The world lost a great one on March 28.  Earl Scruggs passed away at the age of 88.  An astounding banjo player, he was a giant in the world of bluegrass.  His career spanned 7 decades, during which he recorded 29 albums, won 2 Grammys, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  i have posted a couple of videos in memory of the man.  The first is his Grammy winning hit “Foggy Mountain Breakdown“, done live on Letterman with a host of players, including Steve Martin.  The second is Earl and Lester Flatt on the Beverly Hillbillies.  They performed the theme song, but in this clip they play “Pearl. Pearl, Pearl”.  The music starts at 2:30.

“Foggy Mountain Breakdown”

Pearl, Pearl, Pearl