I’m sad to hear that Earl Scruggs has passed away. CMA 47th awards had a great tribute to him with Rascal Flats and Steve Martin. Earl Scruggs was a brilliant musician and a good hearted man. I met him many years ago and fondly remember Earl with my ex-husband, Billy Ray Lathum playing dueling banjos together on stage at the memorable Rainbow Music Hall in Denver. Those were the days my life was filled with music. To tie this all together I’ve added a pic here from a concert (late 70’s)with Jerry Mills on mandolin, John Hartford on fiddle, Billy Ray on banjo, John McKuen on banjo and Steve Martin (with dark hair!) on banjo.