Earl Scruggs died last Wednesday. He was 88. The legendary musician devised the style of banjo playing that defines the music, now called Bluegrass, that he helped popularize through his graceful, good-natured performances.
“Bluegrass musician Earl Scruggs, 88, dies,” Terence McArdle, Washington Post
“Earl Scruggs: A Quiet Bluegrass Giant Is Gone ,” Chet Flippo, CMT News
“Banjo Man: Remembering Earl Scruggs,” Chuck Dauphin, Billboard
“Why Earl Scruggs was the Beethoven of the banjo,” Emma John, The Guardian