Tribute To Earl Scruggs – Tony Trischka

by | 15 Jan, 2024 | 0 comments

Brown Ferry Blues From Tony Trischka.

On January 6th, this year many bluegrass enthusiasts and banjo pickers celebrated celebrated what would have been banjo pioneer Earl Scruggsthe 100th birthday.

One of Earl’s most ardent students Tony Trischka, has paid tribute to the master of the 5-string banjo, through his soon to be released Earl Jam – A Tribute to Earl Scruggs, from which the song below Brown’s Ferry Blues is released.

The clip below features Tony Trischka, Bela Fleck, Billy Strings, Sam Bush, Michael Cleveland and Mark Schatz.

This following detail is from the Deering Banjo’s Website:

During the pandemic, Tony received a collection of over 200 rare recordings of songs by Earl Scruggs and John Hartford, which were seemingly recorded at private gatherings at Scruggs’ home. They offered yet another insight into a man that Tony had studied for most of his life. Tony studied these recordings and slowly began playing them at small venues including Joe’s Pub in New York City.

Ken Irwin of Down The Road Records heard Trischka perform the tracks and convinced him to create an album of this new material. The project became Earl Jam – A Tribute to Earl Scruggs and the first single to be released is Brown’s Ferry Blues, which was chosen as it quickly became Tony’s favorite recording of the 200 that he received.

Undoubtedly, it is the star-studded cast of the single itself that will have people talking.


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