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Earl Scruggs

Earl Scruggs in 2005.
Background information
Birth name Earl Eugene Scruggs
Born (1924-01-06)January 6, 1924
Cleveland County, North Carolina–Flint Hill community near Boiling Springs, NC,[1] U.S.
Origin Shelby, North Carolina, United States
Died March 28, 2012(2012-03-28) (aged 88)
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Bluegrass, country, gospel
Occupation(s) Bluegrass artist
Instruments 5-string banjo, guitar
Years active 1945–2012
Labels MCA Nashville Records
Associated acts Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys, Flatt and Scruggs, Earl Scruggs Revue
Website earlscruggs.com
Notable instruments
A 1934 Gibson Granada previously owned by Don Reno and Snuffy Jenkins, and “Nellie”, a 1935 Gibson RB-3 flathead[2][3]

He used to have a tent show, a little tent show, and I thought I was going to get a job working one year on the tent show, but he closed it down and I never got to go out there, but anyway, he had a sax and played drums.
Earl Scruggs
I don't like to travel as much as I have in the past, but it's good for my soul to get to pick, especially with these good musicians and these guys that play so well.
Earl Scruggs
She was a great lady. We raised three boys, were together as long as she lived, and now she's passed on.
Earl Scruggs
I like drums, really, if they're under control.
I don't think you'll ever get enough picking.
I worked with a guy, I can't think of his name, him and his wife, and one of them had a saxophone and the other played drums. It wasn't a regular job but I did a few gigs around home with them.
Earl Scruggs
I enjoy doing new tunes. It gives me a little bit to perk up, to pay a little bit more attention.
Earl Scruggs
That was one of the best, exciting things for me to play with them. They were very young and eager to go. I'd been playing with a band that was mostly old folks that had been together so long we couldn't do anything to excite each other.
Earl Scruggs
I know she would want me to still do what I'm doing, because she kept me going a lot of times when I'd almost lose interest in getting out on the road.
Earl Scruggs
You know you can get gaudy with something, and they didn't do that. To me, I think it's very tasteful, well done, with the silver and gold and the engraving. I think it's very tasteful.
Earl Scruggs