Ricky Skaggs http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ricky Skaggs: Entertaining Audiences For More Than 50 Years http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ricky-skaggs-entertaining-audiences-more-50-years <p><a href="http://www.rickyskaggs.com/">Ricky Skaggs</a> got an early start in music. &nbsp;At the age of 5, we woke up one morning to find that his parents had left a pint sized mandolin in his bed.&nbsp; A year later, he played a show with Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass&nbsp; and appearances with Earl Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers followed. Before the age of 10, Scruggs was fortunate enough to have performed with three of his heroes.&nbsp; “When you learn music from&nbsp; masters like that at such an early age, that I did, those people stay with you,” Skaggs told St. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:23:30 +0000 Mary Edwards & Alex Heuer 9578 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ricky Skaggs: Entertaining Audiences For More Than 50 Years