Earl Scruggs had a career that lasted over 60 years.  His innovative use of three fingers on the banjo became known as The Scruggs Style.  After starting in Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, Lester Flatt and Earl broke away from the popular act to start their own group.  Flatt and Scruggs went on to be one of the most popular bands in country music.  “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” and “The Theme From The Beverly Hillbillies” were two of their biggest hits.  In the 70’s, with his sons, he formed the Earl Scruggs Revue.

 

Porter Wagoner said, “Earl was to the five-string banjo what Babe Ruth was to baseball.  He is the best there ever was, and the best there ever will be.”