Thursday, March 29, 2012

RIP Earl Scruggs

If there was one music that united all generations in the sixties, it was bluegrass.  Every week, millions of Americans from all walks of life, of all ages, in all different localities, in  big cities and small towns, all sat down in front of their television sets and watched The Beverly Hillbillies.  And every week they were treated to the excellent music of Flatt and Scruggs.

Lester Flatt died in 1979 and now, the remaining half of that piece of our childhood, Earl Scruggs, has passed away at the age of 88. 

As a tribute and memorial, I offer up this clip of Earl Scruggs playing  banjo on the David Letterman show.  He is surrounded by some notable musicians, not the least of which is Steve Martin.

Men with Banjos.  'Nuff said.