Posted by Mary on March 15, 19102 at 21:04:04:
If you get a chance to watch it this month in your area, DO! Ricky Skaggs talks awhile about Earl Scruggs and his days with Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, and Earl Scruggs Revue and pictures show on the screen depicting all that. Also, Skaggs says that Earl invented the three-finger style and anyone who plays the banjo since is always compared to him. Then Skaggs introduces Earl who performs with Vince Gill (mandolin), Travis Tritt (also banjo) and others on a great version of Foggy Mountain Breakdown, which received a lengthy standing ovation. The audience seemed to want an encore, but none occurred. Just seeing Earl's segment alone is worth watching and taping the special! There are also great performances by Alison Krauss, Skaggs, Vince Gill and that guy whose name I cannot spell singing "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow."
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