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Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Today Monday January 20

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Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Earl Scruggs, Banjo Legend Dies.

Hardly within the scope of this blog yet Earl Scruggs was such a revered and innovative musician that his passing cannot be allowed to go unmentioned. He revolutionised the approach to picking the five string (G) banjo and influenced many Bluegrass and Country players.
He also invented Scruggs tuning pegs which made different banjo tunings easier to effect.
Best known for his work with Lester Flatt the duo one many awards.
Flatt died in 1979.
Earl Scruggs died March 28, 2012 aged 88.
By coincidence the same day that The Sage released details of its Americana Festival of which the music of Earl Scruggs provided a deep influence.
RIP.
Lance.

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