Remembering Bluegrass Pioneer Earl Scruggs

Remembering Bluegrass Pioneer Earl Scruggs

He helped define the bluegrass sound and redefine the banjo. Earl Scruggs died Wednesday at age 88...

He helped define the bluegrass sound and redefine the banjo. Earl Scruggs died Wednesday at age 88. During a career that spanned six decades, Scruggs' signature three-finger playing style influenced musicians around the world. Kojo explores Scruggs' life and musical legacy.

Guests

Dick Spottswood

musicologist; host of The Dick Spottswood Show (formerly, The Obsolete Music Hour); and author of "Banjo on the Mountain: Wade Mainer's First Hundred Years" (University Press of Mississippi)

Katy Daley

Host, The Katy Daley Show, WAMU's Bluegrass Country

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WAMU Bluegrass Country's Jerry Gray, who passed away this past February, interviews Earl Scruggs:

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