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Oh Dang. Talented gentleman. RIP Earl.
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A true musical great. R.I.P. Earl.
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Probably the best banjo player to ever liv. Rest in peace.
he might be gone but he leaves us with a lot of great music
Earl holds a special place in my heart and I always remember my dad having a couple beers with me and busting out a little bit of Flat and Scruggs.... RIP Earl!
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I loved to hear him play. He was the best!
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A sad day for the music industry. Rest in Peace Earl. Prayers for your soul and for your friends and family.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
I am a drummer but loved to hear the banjo played by the greats. This man was one of them and truly we have lost a major talent.
Yet, his music will live on with those inspired by and who care to remember him.
Rest in peace Earl!
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He will be missed! I see Del McCoury every chance I get because he is getting up there in years as well. They don't make blue grass players like these guys anymore.
Earl pretty much pioneered the current bluegrass 'rolls' on the 5 string banjo. It's something uniquely American. It's what I long to hear whenever I think about, or ride through the Appalachians.
Thank you Earl for your great contributions to our culture and heritage.
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Another giant is gone from an industry that was once filled with giants.
RIP Mr. Scruggs, prayers for your family.
It brings to mind the old George Jones song..."Who's gonna fill their shoes"
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Such a shame. I wish greats like this could live forever. I remember riding around w/ my Grandpa and listening to Flat and Scruggs or Bill Monroe playing "Uncle Pen." Grandpa will be 94 in May and isn't doing as well now. Its sad to see such good men's time on Earth come to a close.
Looks like today will be an Earl Scruggs day on Pandora.
I can't tell you how happy it makes me feel to see the recognition of one of Bluegrass' luminaries - and I'm a rocker. Watching old videos I was always struck by what a geniune humble human being he was, always quick to give credit and recongnition to his bandmates. Everyone one in the band got a turn to display the talents unique to his instrument and Earl seemed to enjoy the display as much as the audience. Those of us who are left would do well to try and emulate the great example men like Mr. Scruggs have set for us.