Earl Scruggs Style

Earl Eugene Scruggs (January 6, 1924 ƒ?? March 28, 2012) was an American musician noted for perfecting and popularizing a three-finger banjo-picking style (now called Scruggs style”) that is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music. Although other musicians had played in three-finger style before him Scruggs shot to prominence when he was hired by Bill Monroe to fill the banjo slot in his group the Blue Grass Boys. “