Legendary banjo player Earl Scruggs passes away

http://twitter.com/#!/LizaJaneToo/status/185144948792897536

Earl Scruggs, the most important banjo player who ever lived, has passed on. http://t.co/1KJ2PvyH

— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) March 28, 2012

The country music legend and banjo virtuoso passed away today at the age of 88.

Martin’s tweet is especially poignant because the comedian, who is a skilled banjo player as well, played with Scruggs (and a host of other very talented musicians) on a rendition of “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” that won Scruggs his second Grammy in 2002.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/28/earl-scruggs-rip/

July 29th, 2017 by