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EARL SCRUGGS - BANJO ICON by Gordon Castelnero and David L. Russell

Price: $38.00 (excluding tax)
Weight: 1.50 LBS

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by Gordon Castlenero, and David Russell, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). 214 Pages, hardbound. It is surprising that to this date no one has written a comprehensive volume on the life and music of Earl Scruggs—cer- tainly one of the key figures in Bluegrass and country music and a man whose artistry has influenced thousands of musicians of all types all around the world. The authors have done a good job in documenting the important events in Scruggs life and career, starting with the interesting account of his “discovering” the banjo roll that is used today by just about every Bluegrass band (plus other groups & artists as well). There is some discussion about his various banjos, his serious car crash and later his airplane accident. The book makes good use of many personal interviews with a variety of figures that will be familiar with most Bluegrass fans. There is a 16-page photo section, but unfortunately the printing is not of very good quality. The book obviously will be a “must” for any fan of the 5-string banjo, the Flatt & Scruggs band, and Scruggs himself.

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