When I was a boy I could be playing tag with my cousins, skipping rocks with my buddy Jeff Sanford, or walking through Dahlonega during Gold Rush Days, but if I heard a banjo I stopped what I was doing and listened. I don’t know what it is about a banjo.  It’s mesmerizing. I’ve seen old men in bib overalls stand for hours, patting their foot with a quiet grin on their face as they listened to a good banjo picker. Earl Scruggs, with his three-finger picking style, captivated hillbillies from Virginia to Alabama and beyond. He passed away March 28, 2012, but not before inspiring millions and making a mark that will never be forgotten.

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  1. Earl Scruggs had a gift that transended any geographic, cultural or ethnic barriers. When he would play, anyone listening would become a “hillbilly”. Wearing a clean pair of bib overalls and old work boots with a “gimme” hat from the feed store. While he played it was just a simpler time, if only in the mind of the beholder. As always, thanks Jimmy.
    Peace, jim Stewart

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