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Mike Seeger - 100% match to New Lost City Ramblers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Uncle Dave Macon - 64% match to New Lost City Ramblers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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David Harrison Macon, 7 October 1870, Smart Station, Warren County, Tennessee, USA, d. 22 March 1952, Readyville, Tennessee, USA. Macon’s family moved to Nashville when his father, a Confederate captain in the Civil War, bought the city’s Broadway Hotel. Macon learned to play the banjo and acquired songs from the vaudeville artists who stayed at the hotel. He marri Read more

Cisco Houston - 56% match to New Lost City Ramblers

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

Dock Boggs - 54% match to New Lost City Ramblers

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s
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Moran Lee Boggs, 7 February 1898, Norton, Virginia, USA, d. 7 February 1971. Boggs was known for his unusual banjo style, which he learned from a black musician in Virginia. The technique involved a lower tuning of the banjo. Despite Boggs’ interest in music, his devoutly religious wife frowned on music as a profession, so he continued playing as a hobby. Boggs had reco Read more

The Stanley Brothers - 46% match to New Lost City Ramblers

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Carter Glen Stanley (27 August 1925, McClure, Dickenson County, Virginia, USA, d. 1 December 1966, Bristol, Virginia, USA) and his brother Ralph Stanley (b. Ralph Edmond Stanley, 25 February 1927, Big Spraddle Creek, near Stratton, Dickenson County, Virginia, USA). Their father Lee Stanley was a noted singer and their mother played banjo. They learned many old-time songs as Read more

Buell Kazee - 44% match to New Lost City Ramblers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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29 August 1900, Burton Fork, Magoffin County, Kentucky, USA, d. 31 August 1976. Kazee, a banjo-playing minister, has been described as ‘the greatest white male folk singer in the United States’. Charles Wolfe considered him the ‘epitome of the Kentucky mountain songster... a high, tight, ‘lonesome’ voice, accompanied only by a banjo ‘geared’ Read more

Doc Watson - 43% match to New Lost City Ramblers

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

Memphis Jug Band - 42% match to New Lost City Ramblers

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Perhaps the most important and certainly the most popular of the jug bands, the Memphis Jug Band flourished on record between 1927 and 1934, during which time they recorded some 80 tracks - first for Victor Records then later for OKeh Records. On one occasion they moonlighted for Champion using the name the Piccaninny Jug Band. Their repertoire covered just about every kind of Read more

The Country Gentlemen - 41% match to New Lost City Ramblers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This bluegrass group were first established in Washington, DC, USA, on 4 July 1957. Over the years, the various line-ups became popular at major folk and bluegrass festivals. When national interest waned somewhat in bluegrass music in the late 60s, the group still managed to exist and were never afraid to use material from a wide variety of writers and genres. When interest in Read more

Roscoe Holcomb - 39% match to New Lost City Ramblers

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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1911, Daisy, Kentucky, USA, d. 1981, USA. Although for his first 60 years he rarely strayed far beyond the bounds of the small town in which he was born, Holcomb became very highly regarded in the world of traditional Appalachian folk music. Indeed, it might well be that his decision to remain in this one place was a factor that not only determined his obscurity but also his Read more

Rosalie Sorrels - 38% match to New Lost City Ramblers

Genres: Folk
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The Carter Family - 38% match to New Lost City Ramblers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Carter Family have become known as country music’s first family and are responsible for several songs such as ‘Wildwood Flower’ and ‘Keep On The Sunny Side’ becoming country standards. The original three members of the Carter Family were A.P. Carter (Alvin Pleasant Delaney Carter, 15 December 1891, Maces Springs, Scott County, Virginia, USA, d. 7 Read more

Jean Ritchie - 37% match to New Lost City Ramblers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Spoken Word World Music
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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8 December 1922, Viper, Kentucky, USA. Ritchie was the youngest of 14 children from a well-known family of traditional singers. Her parents, Balis and Abigail Ritchie were of Scottish-Irish descent, and it was her father who taught her to play the mountain dulcimer (Ritchie’s book, Singing Family Of The Cumberlands, recounts the history of her family growing up in the C Read more

Dave Van Ronk - 36% match to New Lost City Ramblers

Genres: Blues Folk
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Van Ronk, 30 June 1936, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 10 February 2002, New York, USA. Van Ronk was a leading light of the Greenwich Village folk scene in the 60s, acting as a mentor to the young Bob Dylan. After a spell in the merchant marines Van Ronk became a professional performer in the mid-50s. Highly proficient on the guitar and banjo, his first lov Read more

Peggy Seeger - 34% match to New Lost City Ramblers

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Margaret Seeger, 17 June 1935, New York City, New York, USA. From an early age Seeger was accomplished on guitar, banjo, Appalachian dulcimer, autoharp and concertina. Her parents, Ruth Crawford and Charles Seeger were both professional musicians and teachers. They insisted that their daughter receive a formal musical education from the age of seven years. At the same time t Read more


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