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    I was quite suprised to see this on Google this morning!

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    I know, I know, we are talking about Banjos here... Still pretty cool though! I haven't paid a lot of attention lately... how is Bluegrass doing in the mainsteam now?
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    I saw that and thought "That's Earl Scruggs".

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    If you click on the Google logo, you will see that it is honor of Earl Scruggs. Don't know about the rest of you, but I think this is pretty cool of them to do so.

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    My husband-the-guitar-player clicked on the image and Youtube dropped him into a couple of video choices of Earl Scruggs and other musicians, including Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers. Just wonderful stuff.
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    I approve of anything positively (as opposed to negatively) related to Earl Scruggs. :-)

    Ballad of Jed Clampett was my introduction to bluegrass when I was a kid.

    They even animated "Scruggs Style" pickin fairly accurately, and got the number of strings right, which animation rarely does.

    Edit: watching Steve Martin play a decent banjo was a trip. :-)
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    It wasn't on Google this side of the pond !. It is nice to think that it was in honour of Earl Scuggs though.

    kurth83 - I'd just started playing banjo back in 1963 when 'The Beverly Hillbillies' came onto UK TV. I couldn't believe it !!. It was one of the first tunes that i managed to get right. It was hard going back then learning by ear,which was all that you could do at that time,
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    Kudos to Google . . . better to honor Earl than some of these modern no-talent thugs who pose as musicians.
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    I'm glad to see that other people were seeing it. Earlier in the day I had been looking at a Youtube banjo lesson and then the Google icon popped up. My initial thought was that this whole artificial intelligence thing is getting creepy.
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    Yup, saw it yesterday morning too. I'm really glad they did it, but I have to wonder why they chose to. Banjo content on the mainstream is really really unusual. I would love to see all bluegrass instruments highlighted like that.
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    I'm really glad they did it, but I have to wonder why they chose to.
    They may have been doing it late for Earl's birthday which was on the 6th.

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