George Shuffler Pioneered Cross-Picking Style
George Shuffler is best known for the more than twenty years that he spent playing with bluegrass legends Carter and Ralph Stanley. He’s sometimes even referred to as the third Stanley Brother. George’s skill as a harmony singer enabled the band to perform hair-raising songs as a vocal trio, and his instrumental contributions, both on the bass and guitar, forever changed the sound of bluegrass.
The “Down the Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina” podcast highlights bluegrass and old-time music stories, performers, and traditions across the mountain and foothills counties of Western North Carolina. Hosted by Laura Boosinger and produced by Kim Clark of WNCW-FM, the podcast is a joint effort of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, the North Carolina Arts Council, and WNCW-FM.