Earl Scruggs, possibly the best banjo player ever, died this week at 88 years old. I saw him play once at a bluegrass festival about 3 years ago. He had a backup band do most of the work, while he hunched over the banjo, barely moving, played the most incredible bluegrass I had ever heard. [...]
Music for the Weekend
Posted every Friday, American music from the 1920s and 30s, that illustrate America’s own process of development. Occasional recordings from Beijing.