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Earl Scruggs

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by cubancigar2000, Mar 29, 2012.

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  1. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Earl Scruggs passed yesterday! The best Bluegrass Ambassador ever, the best banjo player there has ever been or ever will be. He was one of my all time best bluegrass idol's
     
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    Long live Bluegrass!!

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    I bet him and Lester are pickin' and grinin' right about now. What a pair !

    Love Bluegrass

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  4. likes-to-shoot

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    An oldie but a goodie....


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    The Foggy Mountain Boys are together again. after hearing the ballad of Jed Clampett I was hooked on Bluegrass.
     
  6. crusha

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    Long live the memory of a great innovator.
     
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    I saw the Earl Scruggs Revue live in concert in 1975, give or take a year......him and his sons. What a great, great show. Later on in life, I tried to learn how to play a banjo myself. Naturally I wanted to learn the Scruggs style of three finger picking. Long story short, I could hit all the notes but I couldnt make the music. His style of playing is even harder than it looks. At least it was for me. A real american icon. May he rest in peace.
     
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    Bluegrass, beats the beer and tear music hand down!!
     
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    Once again i am convinced cubancigar2000 and I are related. We both Love our wives,90T's,Trapshooting,Helping Our Friends, Cigars, Earl Scruggs And Bluegrass Music.We also like to cook and eat GREAT Food.If there is ANY way i can get to Idaho before i pass on i will meet this GOOD man. A round of Trap, a good meal and a Fine Cigar with a Friend !!!! It does NOT get better than That!!!! joe90t
     
  10. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Joe, I have not smoked a cuban in 4 years but I still have a few hundred in the humidor and that would be a reason to smoke one once again for sure. ( I been looking for an excuse to have one anyway lol) We shall pass by your way one of these days. The Hatch Chile Fest is always on our schedule
     
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    RIP Earl..............The greatest picker to ever live

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    How old was Earl, I remenber watching him on TV when I was a Kid and I am far from that age now?
     
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    An integral part of the American Experience.

    RIP.

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  14. Joe McGorman

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    On the radio they said that he was 88 years old.

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  15. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    yes, he was 88 when he died & he still did a few concerts. I am a banjo freak so when I work out each morning I listen to Earl ( and other Bluegrass) on my MP3. It really makes the time fly by and I love working out to the beat
     
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    Earl and Lester used to have Martha White Self-Rising Flour for a sponsor on their TV show. "Now you bake right, with Martha White .......".
     
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    I could never master that claw hammer style. He was a pioneer. Listen to Bela Fleck some time...it's easy to hear who was his inspiration.
     
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