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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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Open Road - 26% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 2000s
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This short-lived quartet took their name from a 1970 album by singer-songwriter Donovan. A self-styled ‘celtic rock’ release, Open Road featured guitarist Barry (Young) Husband, former vocalist with pop band the Warm Sounds, and percussionist John ‘Candy’ Carr who met as members of Hapshash And The Coloured Coat. Simon Lanzon (keyboards) and Mike Thompson (b Read more

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

Bill Keith - 16% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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William Bradford Keith, 20 December 1939, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Keith is known for his innovative banjo style, and is credited with helping the development of the progressive bluegrass mode of playing, partly attributed to his chromatic or ‘Keith’ technique. Having started out learning the piano, Keith moved on to tenor banjo. In 1957, after seeing Pete Seege Read more

Red Smiley - 15% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Alan Munde - 13% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 November 1946, Norman, Oklahoma, USA. A virtuoso banjo player, Munde first made an impact on the traditional bluegrass scene in the late 60s. He worked for a while in a band led by guitarist Jimmy Martin and was also in demand for record sessions. His technical skills, allied to his deep knowledge of the form, drew the attention of the Los Angeles-based bluegrass band Coun 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

Don Reno & Red Smiley - 13% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stuart Duncan - 13% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stuart Ian Duncan, 14 April 1964, Quantico, Virginia, USA. Duncan was raised in a musical environment, his father playing banjo, his mother guitar, and both singing folk music. He took to the banjo but it was the violin he liked most. Owing to his parents’ extensive and eclectic record collection he heard early country music, western swing and jazz violin. He appeared a Read more

Boone Creek - 12% match to Charlie Monroe

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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