Earl Scruggs

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    July 6, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: July 6 to 8 (incomplete)

    My word of the day calendar says today's word is "stymie," which is a word I was already plenty familiar with. Without the added push of new vocabulary, coming up with the introduction for this week's post has me in quite a stym...nah, nevermind, I'm not feeling it. It's too damned hot outside. The ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    Abigail Washburn

    8 p.m. Thursday, April 12. The Sheldon, 3648 Washington Boulevard.

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    April 11, 2012

    Abigail Washburn on Earl Scruggs and Getting Into an Old-Time Trance in China

    It's safe to say that of all the ambassadors for old-time music - from Bill Monroe to Pete Seeger to Ralph Stanley - Abigail Washburn has had, through her passion for and knowledge of China, the most remarkable of international impacts. At one time, the singer, songwriter and instrumentalist had pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Earl Scruggs, RIP: Bluegrass Pioneer and Banjo Legend

    That high lonesome sound is resonating through the hollers today as Bluegrass music lovers and banjo enthusiasts alike are mourning the death of Earl Scruggs. A musical innovator in the truest sense of the word, Scruggs died from natural causes at a Nashville area hospital. He was 88. As a profe ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers

    8 p.m. Friday, April 23. The Roberts Orpheum Theater, 416 North Ninth Street.

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    January 21, 2009

    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    8 p.m. Thursday, January 22, through Saturday, January 24. Argosy Casino, #1 Piasa Street, Alton, Illinois.

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    April 9, 2008
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    February 10, 2008
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    October 30, 2002

    Urban Banjo

    The Washington club scene makes way for the eccentric old-time music of Dave Landreth

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    February 21, 2001

    Blue Mood

    Frontenac, of all places, plays host to one of the Midwest's finest bluegrass get-togethers

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    March 8, 2000

    Rambin' Boy

    Singer/songwriter Tom Paxton is still just folk

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    February 16, 2000

    Blue Diamond

    On bluegrass treasure Del McCoury

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    April 7, 1999