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Hylo Brown - 96% match to Charlie Monroe

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

Don Reno - 61% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Donald Wesley Reno, 21 February 1926, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, d. 16 October 1984, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Reno, who began his career on local radio at 12 and was playing professionally with the Morris Brothers at 14, went on to become one of the world’s greatest five-string banjo players. A fine tenor vocalist, he also played mandolin, guitar and harmo Read more

Stringbean - 53% 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

Reno & Smiley - 45% match to Charlie Monroe

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

Jimmy Martin - 44% match to Charlie Monroe

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

Mac Wiseman - 39% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Malcolm B. Wiseman, 23 May 1925, Crimora, Virginia, USA. Wiseman attended the Conservatory of Music at Dayton, Virginia, and developed a great knowledge of the folk music of his native Shenandoah Valley. He first worked as a disc jockey on WSVA Harrisburg but was soon playing such shows as the Tennessee Barn Dance on WLOX Knoxville, where he also worked with Molly O’Da Read more

Jim & Jesse - 38% match to Charlie Monroe

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

The Delmore Brothers - 38% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alton (25 December 1908, Elkmont, Limestone County, Alabama, USA, d. 8 June 1964, Huntsville, USA; guitar) and Rabon (b. 3 December 1916, Elkmont, Limestone County, Alabama, USA, d. 4 December 1952, Athens, Alabama, USA; fiddle, four-string tenor guitar) were two of the many children born to Charles and Mary Delmore, who, like many others of their day, struggled to make a li Read more

The Osborne Brothers - 33% 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

Bailes Brothers - 32% match to Charlie Monroe

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

Del McCoury - 32% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Delano Floyd McCoury, 1 February 1939, Bakersville, North Carolina, USA. Guitarist and vocalist Del McCoury is one of the most celebrated keepers of the traditional bluegrass sound, and has enjoyed a long career spanning over five decades.Raised in Bakersville and Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, McCoury began his music career in the 50s as a banjo player wit Read more

Larry Sparks - 32% match to Charlie Monroe

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

Red Smiley - 30% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Ralph Stanley II - 29% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Red Allen - 29% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Harley Allen, 12 February 1930, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, USA, d. 3 April 1993, Dayton, Ohio, USA. Greatly influenced in his early years by Charlie Monroe, whom he regularly heard on WNOX Knoxville, Allen developed a great love for bluegrass music. During his career, Allen, an outstanding vocalist and competent rhythm guitarist (he also played banjo and mandolin), esta Read more


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