My latest obsession over this past week has been watching The Best of the Flatt & Scruggs Show, which a popular video delivery company currently streams. If you’re not familiar with them, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, and the Foggy Mountain Boys were one of the seminal bluegrass bands of the (late) ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s. Scruggs pretty much invented the three-finger picking style of the banjo that most banjo players (at least bluegrass banjo players) use today. They’re most famous for writing and performing “The Read the rest of this entry »

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