August 26, 2008
Editor's Note
Today we learn that our Excel blogger, Chris Wood, is a bluegrass fan. Who knew? I myself am an avid bluegrass fan, wannabe bluegrass fiddler, and can recall my favorite bluegrass experience of interviewing Earl Scruggs when he performed in Bloomington, Indiana, where I was a journalism student at Indiana University. A press conference was scheduled, and I was the only reporter who showed up, so I had a private audience with the banjo master.

I had only written down a few questions because I thought I would be one of many reporters, but I found Mr. Scruggs easy to talk to and he enjoyed an opportunity to reminisce about his childhood. As he spoke, I could picture a little boy sitting on a creaking front porch, learning to pick out tunes in the southern heat. He didn't mention it, but I have to assume there was an old bloodhound sleeping at his side.

Best regards,
Gail Perry, CPA
Managing Editor

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