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Flatt & Scruggs - 89% match to Bill Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lester Flatt (28 June 1914, Overton County, Tennessee, USA, d. 11 May 1979, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; guitar) and Earl Scruggs (b. 6 January 1924, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA; banjo). These influential musicians began working together in December 1945 as members of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys. In February 1948 they left to form the Foggy Mountain Boys with J Read more

Lester Flatt - 89% match to Bill Monroe

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 June 1914, Overton County, Tennessee, USA, d. 11 May 1979, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Versed in the old-time country music style prevalent in his rural environment, Flatt began playing guitar during the 30s. At the end of the decade he abandoned his job in a textile mill to pursue a career as a professional musician. Having made his debut on station WDBJ, Flatt became a p Read more

The Stanley Brothers - 84% match to Bill Monroe

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Carter Glen Stanley (27 August 1925, McClure, Dickenson County, Virginia, USA, d. 1 December 1966, Bristol, Virginia, USA) and his brother Ralph Stanley (b. Ralph Edmond Stanley, 25 February 1927, Big Spraddle Creek, near Stratton, Dickenson County, Virginia, USA). Their father Lee Stanley was a noted singer and their mother played banjo. They learned many old-time songs as Read more

The Country Gentlemen - 75% match to Bill Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This bluegrass group were first established in Washington, DC, USA, on 4 July 1957. Over the years, the various line-ups became popular at major folk and bluegrass festivals. When national interest waned somewhat in bluegrass music in the late 60s, the group still managed to exist and were never afraid to use material from a wide variety of writers and genres. When interest in Read more

Earl Scruggs - 69% match to Bill Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 January 1924, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA. Scruggs was raised in the Appalachian Mountains, and learned to play banjo from the age of five. In 1944, he joined Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, where he perfected his three-finger banjo technique. He later left with fellow member Lester Flatt, to form the Foggy Mountain Boys in 1948. They enjoyed a long career spa Read more

Ralph Stanley - 63% match to Bill Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ralph Edmond Stanley, 25 February 1927, Big Spraddle Creek, near Stratton, Dickenson County, Virginia, USA. Over the years, Stanley’s style of banjo playing has been copied by many young musicians and he has become respected (like Bill Monroe) as one of the most important artists in the popularization of bluegrass music.Stanley first started perf Read more

Ricky Skaggs - 63% match to Bill Monroe

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ricky Lee Skaggs, 18 July 1954, Brushey Creek, near Cordell, Kentucky, USA. His father, Hobert, was a welder, who enjoyed playing the guitar and singing gospel songs with Skaggs’ mother, Dorothy. Skaggs later recorded one of her songs, ‘All I Ever Loved Was You’. Hobert returned from a welding job in Ohio with a mandolin for the five-year-old Skaggs, but had t Read more

Doc Watson - 58% match to Bill Monroe

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arthel L. Watson, 3 March 1923, Stony Fork, near Deep Gap, Watauga County, North Carolina, USA. One of nine children in a farming family, Watson grew up in a musical environment; his mother, Annie, had a vast knowledge of folk songs and his father, General Dixon, played banjo and led his family in nightly hymn singing. He contracted a serious eye defect as a baby and was bli Read more

Bob Wills - 57% match to Bill Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Robert Wills, 6 March 1905, on a farm near Kosse, Limestone County, Texas, USA, d. 13 May 1975, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The eldest of the 10 children of John Thompkins Wills and Emmaline (Foley), Bob was a sickly child and there were fears that he would not survive his early years. His father, known locally as Uncle John, was a skilled fiddler, and later taught his son Read more

Tony Rice - 41% match to Bill Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 June 1951, Danville, Virginia, USA. Although he is primarily known for his bluegrass recordings, over the course of four decades Rice has established himself as one of the leading acoustic guitarists in any genre of music. Raised in California, Rice was introduced to bluegrass by his father and grew up playing alongside his brothers Larry, Ron and Wyatt. In 1970, Rice relo Read more

John Hartford - 33% match to Bill Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Cowan Harford, 30 December 1937, New York City, New York, USA, d. 4 June 2001, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. A child prodigy, Harford was raised in St. Louis, and mastered the fiddle by the time he was 13. He then turned to banjo and dobro, and later played rock guitar in the clubs and honky tonks of St. Louis and Memphis. After leaving university, he worked at several job Read more

Roy Acuff - 33% match to Bill Monroe

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Roy Claxton Acuff, 15 September 1903, Maynardsville, Tennessee, USA, d. 23 November 1992, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The third of five children born to Neill and Ida Acuff, Roy learned to play the harmonica and Jew’s harp as a child and was involved with music from an early age. His father played the fiddle, his mother the piano and guitar and Roy sang with his siblings Read more

Blue Highway - 32% match to Bill Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1994, this contemporary bluegrass group comprises Tim Stafford (Kingsport, Tennessee, USA; guitar, vocals), Wayne Taylor (bass, vocals), Rob Ickes (b. 26 May 1967, San Mateo, California, USA; dobro), Shawn Lane (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), and Jason Burleson (b. 7 December 1967, USA; banjo, guitar, mandolin). Blue Highway proved to be very popular with audiences and Read more

Old Crow Medicine Show - 31% match to Bill Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
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Lefty Frizzell - 30% match to Bill Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Orville Frizzell, 31 March 1928, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, USA, d. 19 July 1975, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The eldest of eight children of an itinerant oilfield worker, Frizzell was raised mainly in El Dorado, Arkansas, but also lived in sundry places in Texas and Oklahoma. Greatly influenced by his parents’ old 78s of Jimmie Rodgers, he sang as a young Read more


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