Posted by Ryan Cavanaugh on Tuesday, April 3, 2012
I was fortunate enough to have a few conversations with our hero Earl Scruggs, and having spent my formative years in an extensive study of his music, I will be inserting a little something Earl in all of my solos at the Blue Note Jazz Club, in NYC next week. April 10-14
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I felt like really got to know Earl from the age of 10 -15. I spent hour upon hour with his instructional book and records, even being influenced by his dress style and hair style ;) I attended Earl's funeral service and was deeply moved by speeches from Charlie Daniels, Bela Fleck, John McEuen, and Vince Gill. I learned that Earl was indeed the sweet man he portrayed in all of his photos and interviews and that is something I found great comfort in. He was a good friend and father best of all. My farewell to him was a tearful one for sure. Nashville has lost an icon and it feels as if a big part of it died with him.
-RIP my hero Earl Scruggs
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