Earl Eugene Scruggs (January 6, 1924 – March 28, 2012) was an American musician noted for perfecting and popularizing a three-finger banjo-picking style (now called "Scruggs style") that is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music. Although other musicians had played in three-finger style before him, Scruggs shot to prominence when he was hired by Bill Monroe to fill the banjo slot in his group, the Blue Grass Boys.
17.01.2012 [The Guardian] - Either a bluegrass tune by Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt – I'm a great fan of banjo music – or the Tchaikovsky violin concerto. It depends what mood I'm in. Is fame important to you? No, but I don't mind the fact that people recognise me.