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April 25, 2014 2:08 PM

Earl Scruggs Center honors Shelby’s banjo star with real and virtual instruments you can try

My new bandmates and I had connected at Common Threads, a corner hangout of sorts at the shiny new Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, an hour west of Charlotte. Scruggs, who single-handedly revolutionized bluegrass with his fancy three-finger picking style, grew up down the road in the Flint Hill community.

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