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Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon

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In 1945 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry, a skinny 21 year-old from North Carolina stepped onto the stage and lit a firestorm by picking the five-string banjo like no one had ever heard before. His rapid three-finger technique and clarity of notes sent the audience into a cheerful frenzy. In just one night, Earl Scruggs transformed t ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 15th 2017 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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What intrigued me: When you're learning Scruggs style banjo you should know more about Earl Scruggs.

What I liked: Excellent insight into Scruggs life, musical path, and the impact he had on bluegrass.

What I didn't like: The last chapter about people influenced by Scruggs was poorly executed.

Favorite quote: "After appearing on the Opry one night in the 1990s, [Charlie] Cushman was pleasantly surprised by a complimentary phone message that awaited him at home:

'I was on there one night with [banjo
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