George Shuffler


Birthday April 11, 1925

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace North Carolina

DEATH DATE Apr 7, 2014 (88)

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Bluegrass guitarist who invented the crosspicking style of playing who has played with Ralph Stanley's Clinch Mountain Boys.

Before Fame

He gained early success in 1952 with the Stanley Brothers.


Growing up in rural North Carolina required him to order a guitar by mail and to teach himself how to play.

Family Life

His father was a banjo player and his mother sang.

Associated With

He was inspired by Merle Travis.