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5%OFFCastelnero, Gordon, Russell, David L. - Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon (Roots of American Music: Folk, Americana, Blues, and Country) - 9781442268654 - V9781442268654
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Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon (Roots of American Music: Folk, Americana, Blues, and Country)

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Description for Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon (Roots of American Music: Folk, Americana, Blues, and Country) Hardcover. Earl Scruggs chronicles the life and legacy of the man who revolutionized the five-string banjo and left an indelible mark on bluegrass and folk music. Including interviews with the Scruggs family and more than 60 notable musicians, this narrative biography testifies to Scruggs's enduring influence and sheds light on the history of bluegrass. Series: Roots of American Music: Folk, Americana, Blues, and Country. Num Pages: 256 pages, 26 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 3JJ; AVGL; AVH; BGF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152. .
As Earl Scruggs picked his banjo with machine gun precision at his 1945 debut at the Ryman Auditorium, he set in motion a successful career and enduring legacy that would eclipse anything the humble farm boy from North Carolina could have imagined. Scruggs's revolutionary three-finger roll patterns electrified audiences and transformed the banjo into a mainstream solo instrument pursued by innumerable musicians. In Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon, Gordon Castelnero and David L. Russell chronicle the life and legacy of the man who single-handedly reinvigorated the five-string banjo and left an indelible mark on bluegrass and folk ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2017
Series
Roots of American Music: Folk, Americana, Blues, and Country
Condition
New
Weight
28g
Number of Pages
258
Place of Publication
Lanham, MD, United States
ISBN
9781442268654
SKU
V9781442268654
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About Castelnero, Gordon, Russell, David L.
Gordon Castelnero is a freelance documentary writer/producer and author. His local productions have been recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences-Michigan Chapter with an Emmy Award and several nominations. David L. Russell is a writer, musician, and banjo teacher, and has toured with a number of bluegrass bands in Michigan and Georgia. He has ... Read more

Reviews for Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon (Roots of American Music: Folk, Americana, Blues, and Country)
Every serious bluegrass-music aficionado is well acquainted with both the three-fingered banjo-picking style that gives the genre its pizzazz and the banjo-playing genius who popularized it, Earl Scruggs. Even those who grew up watching the TV sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies are familiar with one of Scruggs' most famous compositions, 'The Ballad of Jedd Clampett,' the show's theme song. In this ... Read more

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