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The Johnson Mountain Boys - 98% match to Larry Sparks

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

IIIrd Tyme Out - 97% match to Larry Sparks

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
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The Grascals - 96% match to Larry Sparks

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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Accomplished bluegrass outfit the Grascals is the recording outlet for six experienced session players; Jamie Johnson (Indiana, USA; guitar/vocals), Danny Roberts (b. Kentucky, USA; mandolin), David Talbot (b. Canada; banjo/vocals), Jimmy Mattingly (b. Kentucky, USA; fiddle), Terry Smith (bass) and Terry Eldredge (b. Indiana, USA; vocals). Between them the sextet can boast e Read more

Lonesome River Band - 95% match to Larry Sparks

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This long-serving US bluegrass band was the brainchild of Tim Austin (banjo/guitar/vocals), who assembled the first Lonesome River Band in 1983. He was joined in the original line-up by three highly respected traditional musicians, Steve Thomas (mandolin/fiddle), Rick Williams (banjo), and Jerry McMillan (bass). The quartet made their recording debut in 1985, releasing I Guess Read more

Jim & Jesse - 91% match to Larry Sparks

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

The Nashville Bluegrass Band - 90% match to Larry Sparks

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Ralph Stanley II - 74% match to Larry Sparks

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Tony Trischka - 48% match to Larry Sparks

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

Doyle Lawson - 42% match to Larry Sparks

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James King - 41% match to Larry Sparks

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Flatt & Scruggs - 32% match to Larry Sparks

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lester Flatt (28 June 1914, Overton County, Tennessee, USA, d. 11 May 1979, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; guitar) and Earl Scruggs (b. 6 January 1924, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA; banjo). These influential musicians began working together in December 1945 as members of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys. In February 1948 they left to form the Foggy Mountain Boys with J Read more

Lester Flatt - 32% match to Larry Sparks

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 June 1914, Overton County, Tennessee, USA, d. 11 May 1979, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Versed in the old-time country music style prevalent in his rural environment, Flatt began playing guitar during the 30s. At the end of the decade he abandoned his job in a textile mill to pursue a career as a professional musician. Having made his debut on station WDBJ, Flatt became a p Read more

Alison Krauss - 30% match to Larry Sparks

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 July 1971, Decatur, Illinois, USA. Krauss is unique among the new crop of female country singers that emerged in the 90s in that she leans strongly towards more traditional forms of country music, especially bluegrass. She began learning classical music on violin at the age of five and won her first fiddle contest at the age of eight when she took the honours in the Weste Read more

Ricky Skaggs - 30% match to Larry Sparks

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ricky Lee Skaggs, 18 July 1954, Brushey Creek, near Cordell, Kentucky, USA. His father, Hobert, was a welder, who enjoyed playing the guitar and singing gospel songs with Skaggs’ mother, Dorothy. Skaggs later recorded one of her songs, ‘All I Ever Loved Was You’. Hobert returned from a welding job in Ohio with a mandolin for the five-year-old Skaggs, but had t Read more

Alison Brown - 28% match to Larry Sparks

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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