2012 Rewind: No. 3 – Banjo Legend Earl Scruggs Dies at 88

Country Music Hall of Famer Earl Scruggs passed away at a Nashville hospital on March 28. He popularized a three-fingered style of playing banjo that transformed the instrument and inspired countless musicians. He was 88. Born in Shelby, North Carolina and raised on a farm in the Flint Hill area, Earl started playing banjo at [...] Read More

Earl Scruggs Remembered at Public Memorial Service

2,300 mourners turned out Sunday, April 1 to pay tribute to the late Earl Scruggs at the public funeral held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, reports the Associated Press. It was a fitting tribute to the legendary banjo player,who played his songs for years on the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman stage. Earl passed away [...] Read More

Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers Win Big at IBMAs

On the strength of a busy touring schedule, a string of national television appearances and the release of a new album, Rare Bird Alert (read our review HERE) on Rounder Records, Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers took home the Entertainer of the Year award at the 22nd annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Thursday night, [...] Read More