This is the grave of Earl Scruggs. Born in Flint Hill, North Carolina, a small community in Cleveland County, in 1924, Scruggs became one of the most interesting and innovative musicians in the histor
This is the grave of Don Reno. Born in 1926 in Buffalo, South Carolina, Reno grew up with a banjo in his hand. He started playing at the age of 5 and by the time he was 13 he was in a band performing
This is the grave of Pendleton Vandiver. Born in 1869 in Butler County, Kentucky, Vandiver was an old-time fiddler. That wasn’t uncommon. No one made any real money at this, but there wasn’
The great Ralph Stanley died last night at the age of 89. Stanley was the last major living figure of the early bluegrass era. He began recording with his brother Carter in 1947. They never had major
There’s been way too many great musicians dying lately. I’m sick of writing these posts.
This is very sad. Scruggs was one of the last connections to the first days of bluegrass and one of the most innovative, not only in his style of banjo picking but in his willingness to change with th
The Father of Bluegrass turns 100 today. More than any other musician in American history, Bill Monroe can claim to have invented a genre of music. He took elements of traditional and modern music, in
Ralph Stanley is cutting an ad for Obama. Good deal. Via Alterdestiny.