Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys

The Original Bluegrass Band: Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys

The Original Bluegrass Band: Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys

1945 marked a new era for Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass boys an era that was characterized by fame and success and marked a significant turning point in the genre of bluegrass music itself. It was in this year that the Original Bluegrass Band was born into life.

Earl Scruggs
His real name is Eugene Scruggs and he is the lone surviving member of the original formation of Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys. He is solely responsible for creating and popularizing the Scruggs style for playing the banjo, which employed the use of only three fingers for picking a five-string banjo. READ MORE »

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