Charlie Monroe Similar Artists

Bill Clifton - 48% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William August Marburg, 5 April 1931, Riderwood, Maryland, USA. Clifton sang and played guitar, autoharp and fiddle. He became interested in the music of the Carter Family during the 40s, having been introduced to country music through visiting the tenant farmers on his father’s estate. Clifton subsequently made his first records for the Stinson label in 1952. By 1954 h Read more

Stringbean - 42% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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David Akeman, 17 June 1914, Annville, Jackson County, Kentucky, USA, d. 10 November 1973. Akeman was raised on a farm and received his first banjo by trading a pair of his prized bantams. Between 1935 and 1939 he worked with several bands including that of local celebrity Asa Martin, who, because of his gangling appearance, first gave him the nickname of String Beans. Akeman Read more

Chubby Wise - 31% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Robert Russell Wise, 2 October 1915, Lake City, Florida, USA, d. 6 January 1996, Washington, DC, USA. His father was an old-time fiddler but Robert first played banjo and guitar, before changing to fiddle at the age of 12, greatly influenced by Curly Fox and Clayton McMichen. In 1936, Wise drove taxis in Jacksonville and played fiddle in bars in his spare time, but in 1938, Read more

Don Rigsby - 27% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Laurel Canyon Ramblers - 26% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Dwight McCall - 23% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Josh Graves - 18% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Burkett K. Graves, 27 September 1925, Tellico Plains, Tennessee, USA, d. 30 September 2006, USA (his year of birth has also been cited as 1927). One of the greatest of all dobro players and probably the first to have played the instrument in bluegrass music. Historian Bill C. Malone summarized Graves’ abilities as follows: ‘Graves perfected a rolling syncopated sty Read more

Cliff Waldron - 13% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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4 April 1941, Jolo, West Virginia, USA. Playing guitar and mandolin and singing, Waldron joined the Southern Ramblers, playing bluegrass at local venues and on radio. In the early 60s, Waldron settled in Virginia and there and elsewhere found a larger audience for bluegrass. He played mandolin with the Page Valley Boys until the more popular Buzz Busby’s Bayou Boys ran Read more

Boone Creek - 12% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Easter Brothers - 12% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A country and gospel group formed in 1953, comprising Russell Easter (Russell Lee Easter, 22 April 1930, Mount Airy, North Carolina, USA; banjo, guitar, vocals), James Easter (b. James Madison Easter, 24 April 1933, Mount Airy, North Carolina, USA; guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Ed Easter (b. Edward Franklin Easter, 28 March 1934, Mount Airy, North Carolina, USA; mandolin, ba Read more

The Osborne Brothers - 11% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bobby Van (7 December 1931; mandolin, vocals) and Sonny (b. 29 October 1937, both at Hyden, Kentucky, USA; banjo, vocals) formed this talented bluegrass duo. Bobby had played with the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers in 1949 and in 1951, they recorded as a duo with Jimmy Martin. During Bobby’s military service in 1952, Sonny, though barely 15 years old, was playing and appearing Read more


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