George Shuffler, Bluegrass Pioneer, Dies //

George Shuffler of Valdese, NC passed away on April 7th, 2014 after a lifetime spent blazing a trail in the world of bluegrass.

"A longtime sideman who was known as “the third Stanley Brother” for his tenure with Ralph and Carter Stanley, Shuffler leaves behind a legacy that includes the crosspicking technique. And if you don’t know what crosspicking is, check the profile below from 2007, when Shuffler won a North Carolina Heritage Award; and also the video below, in which Shuffler plays an amazing solo just over a minute in." - David Menconi of the Raleigh News and Observer

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