Earl Scruggs : banjo icon
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Published
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017].
ISBN
9781442268654, 1442268654, 9781538114544, 1538114542
Physical Desc
xxviii, 214 pages, 15 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Published
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017].
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781442268654, 1442268654, 9781538114544, 1538114542

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-202) and index.
Description
In 1945 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry, a skinny 21 year-old from North Carolina stepped onto the stage and lit a firestorm by picking the five-string banjo like no one had ever heard before. His rapid three-finger technique and clarity of notes sent the audience into a cheerful frenzy. In just one night, Earl Scruggs transformed the banjo, which had been widely associated with clowns and background accompaniment, into a mainstream solo instrument pursued by countless musicians. After a two year stint with the Father of Bluegrass music, Bill Monroe, Earl and lead singer/guitarist, Lester Flatt, formed their own group, the Foggy Mountain Boys, more commonly billed as Flatt and Scruggs. Gordon Castelnero and David Russell explore Scrugg's rise to fame and lasting legacy on bluegrass music and banjo playing traditions. With interwoven interviews with the Scruggs family and over 30 notable banjo players, this narrative biography will shed light on the history of bluegrass for both amateur and professional musicians, students of music and American history, and any reader entranced by Scrugg's unmistakable sound.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Castelnero, G., & Russell, D. L. (2017). Earl Scruggs: banjo icon . Rowman & Littlefield.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Castelnero, Gordon, 1965- and David L. Russell. 2017. Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon. Rowman & Littlefield.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Castelnero, Gordon, 1965- and David L. Russell. Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Castelnero, Gordon, and David L. Russell. Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

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