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Thread #31107 Message #404011
Posted By: Jim the Bart
22-Feb-01 - 04:46 PM
Thread Name: Help: the 'invention' of bluegrass
Subject: RE: Help: the 'invention' of bluegrass
It sure seems like Earl Scruggs' banjo style is what spread bluegrass to the "pop" culture. That, and the Osborne Brother's singing about Good Old Rocky Top.
What became of Earl? I haven't heard anything since the Earl Scruggs Review albums with his sons and Josh Graves. I saw the Review play live in the late '70's and liked them. But a recent listen to the recorded stuff was pretty depressing. Any news about Earl Scruggs? Is he still with us?