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Tony Trischka breaks down Foggy Mountain to capture the essence of Earl Scruggs

Posted on AllSides March 26th, 2024
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Earl Scruggs amazed audiences by taking a three-fingered banjo style that blended speed with accuracy and adding his own rhythmic bounce of syncopation. A century after Scruggs’ birth, a new series of concerts is giving fans a closer look at an innovative career that has influenced some of the most well known banjo players, including Bela Fleck and Steve Martin. Banjo star Tony Trischka has been studying Scruggs’ solos from some rare recordings of jam sessions with John Hartford and transcribing them note for note to reveal new layers of...

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