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Hylo Brown - 86% 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 - 55% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Stringbean - 52% 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 - 42% 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

J.E. Mainer - 35% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Christian & Gospel Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Emmett Mainer, 20 July 1898, in a one room log house in Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA, d. 12 June 1971. Mainer played banjo at the age of nine but later became an accomplished fiddle player. He worked in textile mills from the age of 12 but began playing locally with other musicians in the 20s. He eventually formed Mainer’s Mountaineers which comprised his Read more

Jim & Jesse - 35% 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

Bailes Brothers - 31% 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

Larry Sparks - 28% 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

Ralph Stanley II - 27% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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The Johnson Mountain Boys - 27% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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A popular bluegrass group which, when founded in 1978, consisted of Dudley Connell (Dudley Dale Connell, 18 February 1956, Scherr, West Virginia, USA; guitar, banjo, lead vocals), Richard Underwood (b. 14 July 1956, Seabrook, Maryland, USA; banjo, bass, vocals), David McLaughlin (b. David Wallace McLaughlin, 13 February 1958, Washington DC, USA; mandolin, lead vocals), Eddie Read more

Grandpa Jones - 26% match to Charlie Monroe

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

Red Allen - 25% 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

Red Smiley - 25% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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The Monroe Brothers - 24% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Jazz
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Bill Emerson - 23% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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William Hundley Emerson, 22 January 1938, Washington, DC, USA. Emerson first played guitar at the age of 17 but a year later, he adopted the banjo as his main instrument. In 1957, he played with Buzz Busby And The Bayou Boys, before he and Charlie Waller formed the Country Gentlemen, with whom he played until late in 1958. After spells with the Stoneman Family and Bill Harre Read more


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