Remembering Earl Scruggs this Sunday 04.01
This Sunday on 91.3fm, The Bluegrass Jam Session remembers Bluegrass Pioneer Earl Scruggs, who passed away on Wednesday.
Earl was the last surviving member of the “Original” Bluegrass band, Bill Monroe’s 1945 Blue Grass Boys, and it was the addition of Scrugg’s innovative three-finger picking style that help create the unique style that came to be known for Monroe’s band, “bluegrass”.
In 1949, Scrugg’s teamed with smooth singing Blue Grass Boy alumnus Lester Flatt to create bluegrass music’s most influential group, the Foggy Mountain Boys. Through his appearances on the Beverly Hillbillys and his contribution of Foggy Mountain Breakdown to the film Bonnie and Clyde, Earl led bluegrass from the schoolhouses and southern radio shows to Hollywood and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Join us this Sunday from 8-10pm as the Bluegrass Jam Session remembers this American Original.
-Bruce Mountjoy, Host of the Bluegrass Jam Session