Today marks the passage, at the fine age of eighty-eight, of bluegrass pioneer Earl Scruggs. Here is an old documentary film about himself and his family. It's also a rather amusing period piece in which the hippie narrator attempts to celebrate the "radical change" coming over the documentary's subject. In fact, it was more of a detour -- and why not? Pioneers are explorers by nature, even if at last they come home.
We were lucky to live in the right time to hear him play.