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Bailes Brothers - 74% match to Brown's Ferry Four

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kyle (7 May 1915, West Virginia, USA, d. 3 March 1996, USA), John (b. 24 June 1918, West Virginia, USA, d. 21 December 1989, Swainsboro, Georgia, USA), Walter Butler (b. 17 January 1920, West Virginia, USA, d. 27 November 2000, Sevierville, Tennessee, USA) and Homer Bailes (b. 8 May 1922, West Virginia, USA) were raised in abject poverty on a small farm in Kanawha County, ne Read more

Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper - 73% match to Brown's Ferry Four

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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By the time he was 12 years old, Dale T. ‘Stoney’ Cooper (16 October 1918, near Harman, Randolph County, West Virginia, USA, d. 22 March 1977, Nashville, Tennessee, USA) could play the fiddle and guitar, and on leaving school, he joined a band called the Green Valley Boys. In 1939, he became the fiddle player with the Leary Family, a well-known gospel group, who we Read more

Reno & Smiley - 72% match to Brown's Ferry Four

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of bluegrass music’s most important bands, the Reno/Smiley partnership was formed in 1951 by Don Reno (Donald Wesley Reno, 21 February 1926, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, d. 16 October 1984) and Red Smiley (b. Arthur Lee Smiley, 17 May 1925, Asheville, North Carolina, USA, d. 2 January 1972), who had first met in 1949, at Roanoke, Virginia, and worked together i Read more

The Monroe Brothers - 49% match to Brown's Ferry Four

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Jazz
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Jimmy Martin - 30% match to Brown's Ferry Four

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Henry Martin, 10 August 1927, on a farm near Sneedville, Tennessee, USA, d. 14 May 2005, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Martin learned to play the guitar as a boy and first appeared on radio in Morristown in 1948. He joined Bill Monroe in 1949 and remained with him (except for a short break) until 1954. Many rate Martin to be the finest lead singer and guitarist ever to wo Read more

Flatt & Scruggs - 25% match to Brown's Ferry Four

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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 - 25% match to Brown's Ferry Four

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

Jim & Jesse - 24% match to Brown's Ferry Four

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The McReynolds Brothers, Jim (James Monroe McReynolds, 13 February 1927, Coeburn, Virginia, USA, d. 31 December 2002, Gallatin, Tennessee, USA) and Jesse (b. Jesse Lester McReynolds, 9 July 1929, Coeburn, Virginia, USA) were both born on a farm, in the Clinch Mountain region of Virginia, USA. The brothers came from a musical family; their grandfather was a noted fiddle playe Read more

Grandpa Jones - 17% match to Brown's Ferry Four

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Louis Marshall Jones, 20 October 1913, Niagara, Henderson County, Kentucky, USA, d. 19 February 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The youngest of the 10 children of a tobacco farmer, Jones learned guitar and first appeared on radio in 1929, soon after securing his own programme on WJW Akron, where he became known as ‘The Young Singer of Old Songs’. He worked on theL Read more

Joe Maphis - 16% match to Brown's Ferry Four

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Otis Wilson Maphis, 12 May 1921, near Suffolk, Virginia, USA, d. 27 June 1986, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. His father taught him to play the fiddle as a child and he was performing at local dances by the age of 10. By the time he was 16, Maphis was a featured musician on WBRA Richmond, where he also played guitar, mandolin and bass. During the 40s, he starred on several top c Read more

Kenny Baker - 12% match to Brown's Ferry Four

Genres: Big Band & Swing Country & Bluegrass Jazz
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Larry Sparks - 12% match to Brown's Ferry Four

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 September 1947, Lebanon, Ohio, USA. After learning to play guitar in his early teens, he first played with local bluegrass and country bands. He made his professional debut at 16, and in the mid-60s, he made some appearances with the Stanley Brothers. In February 1967, following Carter Stanley’s death, he joined Ralph Stanley’s Clinch Mountain Boys. His singing Read more

The Grascals - 12% match to Brown's Ferry Four

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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Accomplished bluegrass outfit the Grascals is the recording outlet for six experienced session players; Jamie Johnson (Indiana, USA; guitar/vocals), Danny Roberts (b. Kentucky, USA; mandolin), David Talbot (b. Canada; banjo/vocals), Jimmy Mattingly (b. Kentucky, USA; fiddle), Terry Smith (bass) and Terry Eldredge (b. Indiana, USA; vocals). Between them the sextet can boast e Read more

Bill Monroe - 11% match to Brown's Ferry Four

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Smith Monroe, 13 September 1911, on a farm near Rosine, Ohio County, Kentucky, USA, d. 9 September 1996, Springfield, Tennessee, USA. The Monroes were a musical family; his father, known affectionately as Buck, was a noted step-dancer, his mother played fiddle, accordion and harmonica, and was respected locally as a singer of old-time songs. Among the siblings, elder Read more

Hylo Brown - 11% match to Brown's Ferry Four

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Frank Brown, 20 April 1922, River, Kentucky, USA, d. 17 January 2003, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, USA. Brown began his long and distinguished career on WCMI Ashland, Kentucky, in 1939. Over the years he played with many of the top names including Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs’ Foggy Mountain Boys and the Timberliners, Bradley Kincaid and Bill Monroe and appeared at country mus Read more


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