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Earl Scruggs

INDIO, CA - MAY 03:  Musician Earl Scruggs performs during day 2 of Stagecoach, California's Country Music Festival held at the Empire Polo Field on May 3, 2008 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
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Earl Scruggs artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Studio Sessions

August 6, 2003 The bluegrass legends played in NPR's studios, and spoke to host Melissa Block.

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Interviews & Profiles

Earl Scruggs performs in Atlanta in 2003.

April 1, 2012 Weekend Edition Sunday revisits a 2007 conversation with Tony Trischka, Bela Fleck and Steve Martin.

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Earl Scruggs onstage in 2007.

March 30, 2012 Fresh Air remembers the bluegrass legend with excerpts from an interview.

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A poor, cross-eyed boy from Kentucky, Bill Monroe created the hard-driving, high-lonesome genre known as bluegrass.

September 12, 2011 The poor, cross-eyed boy from Kentucky created the hard-driving, high-lonesome genre.

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April 26, 2007 The banjo legend releases a new DVD, The Best of the Flatt & Scruggs TV Show.

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Discover Songs

Earl Scruggs performing at Stagecoach, a country music festival held in Indio, Calif., in 2008.

August 28, 2009 Banjo player David Johnston continues to find inspiration in the venerable bluegrass legends.

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News

Earl Scruggs shown during a show in Indio, Calif., on May 3, 2008.

March 29, 2012 The banjo player developed a picking technique which defined the sound of bluegrass music.

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More Stories

Earl Scruggs performs at the Stagecoach Music Festival in 2007.

April 1, 2000 Earl Scruggs's song may have been the first to introduce audiences to bluegrass music.

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Clockwise from upper left: Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Wanda Jackson, Tegan and Sara, Trombone Shorty.

July 26, 2011 Hear a preview of some of the artists featured at this year's Newport folk and jazz festivals.

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