Saturday, 31 March 2012

Bonnie, Clyde, and Earl Scruggs...


So the Genius, who made the film work so well, has finally put down his banjo.

I've always loved this, and could copy his three-finger technique pretty well, but only with one-and-a-half fingers; at half the speed, and on an old guitar which cost a few quid...

One last blast before the car gets hi-jacked...

6 comments:

lilith said...

Extraordinary player. Unequalled.

Scrobs... said...

I've been 'doynging' in my ears, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, all morning Lils!

I wonder if he was the banjo player on Desperado album by The Eagles...

...no it wasn't, it was a bloke called Bernie Leadon!

Philipa said...

Finger pickin good, Scrobs.
RIP that man.

Scrobs... said...

Oh yuss Pips, very skillful!

Thud said...

An American national treasure with English roots, R.I.P.

Electro-Kevin said...

Great fun.

I've seen the vid where they all take turns to step up to the mike.

My version of it is coming along nicely. A new video of it is to be posted soon.

Such a difficult piece to master that it requires an awful lot of practice.