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

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