When it comes to banjo players, there has never been one better than Earl Scruggs.
Scruggs passed away Tuesday at the age of 88.
Scruggs was really the innovator of the banjo sound. His three fingered style on the instrument brought the banjo into the spotlight. His unique picking is featured in the theme for the classic TV series, "The Beverly Hillbillies."

Here's a video of Scruggs playing with comedian/actor/musician Steve Martin on "Foggy Mountain Breakdown." Vince Gill and Marty Stuart are also featured in this clip from "Late Night With David Letterman."