Legendary banjo player Earl Scruggs passes away
Earl Scruggs, the most important banjo player who ever lived, has passed on. http://t.co/1KJ2PvyH
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) March 28, 2012
The country music legend and banjo virtuoso passed away today at the age of 88.
Martin’s tweet is especially poignant because the comedian, who is a skilled banjo player as well, played with Scruggs (and a host of other very talented musicians) on a rendition of “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” that won Scruggs his second Grammy in 2002.