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Jun 17, 2021 - 7:06:59 PM
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"Blue Ridge Cabin Home"

Solo by Earl Scruggs

Vintage Earl


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Jun 17, 2021 - 7:23:01 PM
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Pat,
You have listened a ton and played a ton at the highest of levels. When you hear Earl today, does anything new ever come to you in hearing or in thoughts?
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Jun 17, 2021 - 7:52:16 PM
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ken,

He has a kind of energy that's all his own.

So many have copied him, but he still has his his own style and feel.

I believe that was a live recording.

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Jun 18, 2021 - 6:16:52 AM
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5675 posts since 12/20/2005

That is a well stated description of Earl. I was fortunate to have been invited to visit Earl at his home, in 2002.
He played my banjo, a Gibson RB12.
He played Sally Ann. No warming up, no picks, just picked it up and played.
You can not really describe this.
I had listened to records of be Earl, for decades. Dissected much with a phonograph played at half speed.
As good as I thought Earl was, he was about 1000 x better.
It's difficult to imagine how a mortal human can possess such talent, power, PRECISION and sheer energy.
And Earl was a gentleman and a gracious host. Funny in his own way. He was just a good guy.

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