Jimmie Driftwood Similar Artists

Buchanan Brothers - 62% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Carson Robison - 40% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 August 1890, Oswego, near Chetopa, Labette County, Kansas, USA, d. 24 March 1957, Pleasant Valley, New York, USA. Robison’s father was a champion fiddle player and his mother a pianist and singer, and by the age of 14, Robison was competent enough to play the guitar professionally. He left home and worked with various dance bands and radio stations, developing into a Read more

Bradley Kincaid - 25% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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13 July 1895, near Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky, USA, d. 23 September 1989. Kincaid grew up strumming folk tunes, mountain ballads and vaudeville songs on an old ‘hound dog’ guitar, so-called because his father had swapped a hunting dog for it. He gained a college education in Chicago and lectured on folk music to learned societies. Kincaid described himself Read more

Hawkshaw Hawkins - 20% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Franklin Hawkins, 22 December 1921, Huntingdon, West Virginia, USA, d. 5 March 1963, Camden, Tennessee, USA. Hawkins started on guitar but became proficient on many instruments. Success in a talent contest in 1937 led to paid work on radio stations in Huntingdon and Charleston. In 1942, he performed on radio in Manila when stationed in the Philippines. After his disch Read more

Cisco Houston - 15% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gilbert Vandine Houston, 18 August 1918, Wilmington, Delaware, USA, d. 25 April 1961, San Bernadino, California, USA. This folk singer is best remembered for his work as a travelling companion for Woody Guthrie, although his own recordings form a vital part of the folk revival of the 50s. Houston’s family moved to California in 1919. where he showed an early interest in Read more

Grandpa Jones - 15% match to Jimmie Driftwood

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

Claude King - 14% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 February 1923, on a farm near Keithville, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. His date of birth has, since 1961, frequently been cited incorrectly owing to promotional material released by his then manager, Tillman Franks, who at the time thought it tactful to lose a decade from his new client’s age. King showed an early interest in music and was a proficient guitarist by the Read more

Mac Wiseman - 14% match to Jimmie Driftwood

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

Jimmy Martin - 11% match to Jimmie Driftwood

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

New Lost City Ramblers - 11% match to Jimmie Driftwood

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Folk
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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The Delmore Brothers - 11% match to Jimmie Driftwood

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


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