Earl Scruggs, Bluegrass Pioneer, Dies at 88

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt The New York Times 3.29.2012

Earl Scruggs, the bluegrass banjo player whose hard-driving picking style influenced a generation of players and helped shape the sound of 20th-century country music, died on Wednesday in Nashville. He was 88.

His son Gary said his father died at a hospital of natural causes.

Mr. Scruggs was […]