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Earl Scruggs Tribute


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Earl Scruggs may not have invented the banjo but he definitely rescued it from obscurity. His innovative three-finger style which produced an impossible flurry of staccato notes gained national attention when he appeared on the Grand Ole Opry as a 21-year-old member of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys in the fall of 1945. Earl’s music transcends genres and generations. he took his banjo to folk festivals and appeared with the likes of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar and the Byrds. He won Grammy Awards, cut sides with Elton John and Sting and at the age of 84 appeared at Bonnaroo. Today’s genre-bending artists like Mumford and Sons, Trampled by Turtles and the Punch Brothers carry on the unmistakable influence of Earl. Slacker Radio's Earl Scruggs Tribute station features many of Earl’s classic recordings, along with just a few of the thousands of artists and bands who have been strongly influenced by the greatest banjo player in the history of music, Earl Scruggs.

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Top Songs on Earl Scruggs Tribute

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  2.   Foggy Mountain Breakdown Earl Scruggs
  3.   Cripple Creek Earl Scruggs
  4.   The Ballad of Jed Clampett Earl Scruggs
  5.   Earl's Breakdown Flatt & Scruggs
  6.   Polka on a Banjo Flatt & Scruggs
  7.   Foggy Mountain Breakdown Flatt & Scruggs
  8.   Soldier's Joy The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  9.   Song of the South Earl Scruggs
  10.   Farewell Blues Tony Trischka
  11.   Carolina Traveler John McEuen
  12.   I Saw the Light The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  13.   Sally Goodin The Chieftains
  14.   Foggy Mountain Special Lester Flatt
  15.   Sally Goodin Byron Berline
  16.   Home Sweet Home Béla Fleck
  17.   Cabin Earl Scruggs
  18.   Tall Texas Woman The Earl Scruggs Revue
  19.   Fireball Mail Earl Scruggs
  20.   Lonesome Ruben Randy Scruggs
  21.   You Are My Flower Earl Scruggs
  22.   Hey Jude Earl Scruggs
  23.   Bluegrass Breakdown Bill Monroe
  24.   Big Black Train Earls of Leicester
  25.   Foggy Mountain Breakdown
  26.   Banjo Man Carl Jackson
  27.   Girl's Breakdown Alison Brown
  28.   Rain Please Go Away Alison Krauss & Union Station
  29.   Every Time You Say Goodbye Alison Krauss
  30.   Shuckin' the Corn Marty Stuart
  31.   Dooley The Dillards
  32.   Hold to a Dream New Grass Revival
  33.   Pineywoods Noam Pikelny
  34.   Rye Whiskey Punch Brothers
  35.   Roll Away Your Stone Mumford & Sons
  36.   Truck Trampled by Turtles
  37.   New Orleans Trampled by Turtles
  38.   A Far Cry From Lester & Earl Junior Sisk
  39.   Bluegrass Breakdown Ricky Skaggs
  40.   'Til the End of the World Rolls 'Round David Grisman
  41.   Old and in the Way Old & In the Way
  42.   Bugle Call Rag Kristin Scott Benson
  43.   Cabin in Caroline Osborne Brothers
  44.   Earl's Breakdown Alan Munde
  45.   Dueling Banjos Eric Weissberg
  46.   Rocky Top Osborne Brothers
  47.   Nashville Skyline Rag J.D. Crowe
  48.   Ride the Train J.D. Crowe & the New South
  49.   Runaround J.D. Crowe
  50.   Cindy Pete Wernick
  51.   Daddy Played the Banjo Steve Martin

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