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Open Road - 44% match to Earl Johnson

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

Bob Carlin - 43% match to Earl Johnson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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17 March 1953, New York City, New York, USA. Carlin played guitar before the banjo became his first instrument. An early job was with the Delaware Water Gap String Band with whom he recorded and he began his solo career in 1980. On banjo, he is recognized especially for his use of the clawhammer technique. Carlin lived for some time in Philadelphia but in the 90s moved to Le Read more

Dixon Brothers - 39% match to Earl Johnson

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brothers Dorsey Murdock Dixon (14 October 1897, Darlington, South Carolina, USA, d. 16 April 1968, Florida, USA) and Howard Britten Dixon (b. 19 June 1903, Darlington, South Carolina, USA, d. 24 March 1961) were two of seven Dixon children. At the age of 12, Dorsey left school and like his father, William McQuiller Dixon, he worked in the mill of the Darlington Cotton Manufa Read more

Randy Scruggs - 38% match to Earl Johnson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s
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Randy Lynn Scruggs, 3 August 1953, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Randy Scruggs was born into a very musical family. His father was bluegrass star Earl Scruggs and he appeared on stage with Flatt And Scruggs at the age of nine. In the late 60s he played guitar on albums recorded by his brother Gary, Flatt And Scruggs, Guy Clark, Johnny Darrell, the Glaser Brothers and Waylon Jen Read more

Dirk Powell - 33% match to Earl Johnson

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco Holiday & Seasonal World Music
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Stuart Duncan - 21% match to Earl Johnson

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

Bobby Osborne - 18% match to Earl Johnson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Dale Ann Bradley - 13% match to Earl Johnson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Alan Munde - 12% match to Earl Johnson

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

The Chapmans - 12% match to Earl Johnson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Josh Graves - 11% match to Earl Johnson

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

The Charles River Valley Boys - 11% match to Earl Johnson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
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