Dan Crary Similar Artists

Hot Rize - 63% match to Dan Crary

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1978 in Boulder, Colorado, this traditional bluegrass band included Tim O’Brien (16 March 1954, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA; mandolin, violin, vocals), Pete Wernick (b. 25 February 1946, New York City, New York, USA; banjo/vocals), Charles Sawtelle (b. 20 September 1946, Austin, Texas, USA, d. 20 March 1999; bass, guitar, vocals), and Mike Scap (bass, guitar, Read more

Tony Rice - 53% match to Dan Crary

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 June 1951, Danville, Virginia, USA. Although he is primarily known for his bluegrass recordings, over the course of four decades Rice has established himself as one of the leading acoustic guitarists in any genre of music. Raised in California, Rice was introduced to bluegrass by his father and grew up playing alongside his brothers Larry, Ron and Wyatt. In 1970, Rice relo Read more

Norman Blake - 45% match to Dan Crary

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 March 1938, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. Norman Blake is a singer-songwriter and talented multi-instrumentalist. He plays dobro, mandolin, mandola, fiddle and viola, but is especially respected for his flat-picking acoustic guitar playing. When he was a baby, the family moved to Sulphur Springs, Georgia, and he grew up in an area where old-time traditional and country mus Read more

Blue Highway - 32% match to Dan Crary

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1994, this contemporary bluegrass group comprises Tim Stafford (Kingsport, Tennessee, USA; guitar, vocals), Wayne Taylor (bass, vocals), Rob Ickes (b. 26 May 1967, San Mateo, California, USA; dobro), Shawn Lane (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), and Jason Burleson (b. 7 December 1967, USA; banjo, guitar, mandolin). Blue Highway proved to be very popular with audiences and Read more

Tommy Emmanuel - 32% match to Dan Crary

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 May 1955, Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia. Emmanuel began playing guitar while still a small child, inspired in part through hearing a Chet Atkins record on radio. He played in the family band from the age of six, touring Australia. Gradually developing a formidable technique, he played in many styles, including jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, but focused on co Read more

Tim O'Brien - 31% match to Dan Crary

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 March 1954, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA. While he was growing up, the country singer Tim O’Brien became proficient on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and a guitar-shaped bouzouki and used to sing with his sister Mollie. In 1978 he and the banjo player Pete Wernick formed a bluegrass band, Hot Rize, with O’Brien on lead vocals, mandolin and fiddle. They also performed Read more

David Grisman - 30% match to Dan Crary

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 March 1945, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. An accomplished mandolin player, Grisman forged his reputation on the mid-60s US bluegrass circuit as a member of several New York-based attractions, including the Washington Square Ramblers, the Galaxy Mountain Boys and the Even Dozen Jug Band. In 1966 Grisman joined Red Allen’s band the Kentuckians, but the following year te Read more

Jerry Douglas - 30% match to Dan Crary

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gerald Calvin Douglas, 28 May 1956, Warren, Ohio, USA. A talented musician who plays guitar and lap steel guitar but is primarily now known as one of the finest dobro players ever to have played in any form of country music, Douglas gained his initial attraction to the instrument at the age of eight, when his father, himself a bluegrass musician, took him to see Flatt And Sc Read more

Doc Watson - 28% match to Dan Crary

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arthel L. Watson, 3 March 1923, Stony Fork, near Deep Gap, Watauga County, North Carolina, USA. One of nine children in a farming family, Watson grew up in a musical environment; his mother, Annie, had a vast knowledge of folk songs and his father, General Dixon, played banjo and led his family in nightly hymn singing. He contracted a serious eye defect as a baby and was bli Read more

Tony Trischka - 24% match to Dan Crary

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anthony Cattel Trischka, 16 January 1949, Syracuse, New York, USA. Although competent on several instruments, Trischka is one of the most influential of modern banjoists. His work is to be found in several forms of bluegrass music, particularly the 70s’ more progressive styling with occasional excursions into jazz. In 1970, he graduated from Syracuse University, by whic Read more

Chris Thile - 22% match to Dan Crary

Genres: Classical Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Christopher Scott Thile, 20 February 1981, Oceanside, California, USA. Interested in music from early childhood, Thile became adept on mandolin and guitar as well as several other related instruments. He played attracted considerable attention as a member of Nickel Creek, a progressive acoustic trio, the members of which had first met in 1989. The others were brother and sis Read more

Nickel Creek - 22% match to Dan Crary

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This highly inventive modern bluegrass outfit features Chris Thile (Christopher Scott Thile, 20 February 1981, Oceanside, California, USA; mandolin, bouzouki, banjo, vocals), and brother and sister duo Sara Watkins (b. 8 June 1981, USA; fiddle, vocals) and Sean Watkins (b. 18 February 1977, USA; guitar, mandolin, vocals). The California, USA-based trio first met in the late Read more

Alison Brown - 21% match to Dan Crary

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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7 August 1962, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. This leading US banjo player left a high-flying job as an investment banker to concentrate on her music career. Brown learned to play the banjo at the age of 10 and within two years was playing with bluegrass bands in San Diego with 11-year old fiddle player Stuart Duncan. Still in her teens she won first place at the Canadian Natio Read more

Béla Fleck - 21% match to Dan Crary

Genres: Classical Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Béla Anton Leos Fleck, 10 July 1958, New York City, New York, USA. Fleck and his Flecktones have been credited with expanding the parameters of the banjo by combining traditional bluegrass with jazz and classical music, similar to what David Grisman did with the mandolin. Inspired by the song ‘Duelin’ Banjos’ in the movie Deliverance, Fleck took up the Read more

Peter Ostroushko - 18% match to Dan Crary

Genres: Folk Jazz
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