New Grass Revival Similar Artists

Sam Bush - 100% match to New Grass Revival

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 April 1952, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. As the founder of the New Grass Revival, this prodigiously talented fiddle and mandolin player helped modernise bluegrass music by incorporating disparate styles into a previously rigid musical structure.Bush began playing the fiddle in his early childhood, winning several awards before he had reached his t Read more

Hot Rize - 84% match to New Grass Revival

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 - 82% match to New Grass Revival

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

The Seldom Scene - 72% match to New Grass Revival

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in late 1971, as a Washington, DC, USA-based semi-professional newgrass bluegrass band. A fellow musician, most probably Charlie Waller of the Country Gentlemen, was responsible for the name, when he suggested that since the members had to fit their musical appearances around their daily employment, they would be seldom seen playing in the area. The founder members were Read more

Blue Highway - 69% match to New Grass Revival

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

The Infamous Stringdusters - 65% match to New Grass Revival

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Mac Wiseman - 60% match to New Grass Revival

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

Del McCoury - 59% match to New Grass Revival

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Delano Floyd McCoury, 1 February 1939, Bakersville, North Carolina, USA. Guitarist and vocalist Del McCoury is one of the most celebrated keepers of the traditional bluegrass sound, and has enjoyed a long career spanning over five decades.Raised in Bakersville and Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, McCoury began his music career in the 50s as a banjo player wit Read more

Peter Rowan - 58% match to New Grass Revival

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 July 1942, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Rowan’s long career began in 1956 as a member of the Cupids, a college band that developed his interest in an amalgam of Tex-Mex and roots music. After he graduated he played mandolin with the Mother Bay State Entertainers and later on joined two influential groups, the Charles River Valley Boys and Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Read more

Rhonda Vincent - 57% match to New Grass Revival

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Tim O'Brien - 56% match to New Grass Revival

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

Yonder Mountain String Band - 56% match to New Grass Revival

Genres: Country & Bluegrass World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Progressive bluegrass band formed in 1998 in Nederland, Colorado, USA, by banjo player Dave Johnston. A few years earlier, he had met mandolin player Jeff Austin when both were students in Urbana, Illinois. Bringing in bass player Ben Kauffman and guitarist Adam Aijala they called themselves the Yonder Mountain String Band and began performing contemporary bluegrass music. They Read more

Steep Canyon Rangers - 48% match to New Grass Revival

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
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Ricky Skaggs - 47% match to New Grass Revival

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

Claire Lynch - 44% match to New Grass Revival

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Hazel Green, Alabama, USA. In her childhood Lynch discovered the magic of old bluegrass recordings, and by 1973 had joined the Hickory Wind group. Subsequently evolving into the Front Porch String Band, between 1975 and 1981 they released three albums before agreeing to part company. Afterwards, Lynch moved to Nashville with the intention of working as a songwriter. Her acco Read more


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