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Don Reno & Red Smiley - 73% match to Stringbean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Josh Graves - 54% match to Stringbean

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

Snuffy Jenkins - 38% match to Stringbean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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This duo, also known as the Hired Hands, comprised Dewitt Jenkins (27 October 1908, Harris, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA, d. 30 April 1990; banjo, guitar, washboard, vocals) and Pappy Sherrill (b. Homer Lee Sherrill, 23 March 1915, Sherrill’s Ford, near Hickory, North Carolina, USA, d. 30 November 2001, Columbia, South Carolina, USA; fiddle, vocals).

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Bill Clifton - 37% match to Stringbean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William August Marburg, 5 April 1931, Riderwood, Maryland, USA. Clifton sang and played guitar, autoharp and fiddle. He became interested in the music of the Carter Family during the 40s, having been introduced to country music through visiting the tenant farmers on his father’s estate. Clifton subsequently made his first records for the Stinson label in 1952. By 1954 h Read more

Charlie Monroe - 33% match to Stringbean

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 July 1903, on a farm near Rosine, Ohio County, Kentucky, USA, d. 27 September 1975. Charlie was the elder brother of Bill Monroe who, after the death of his parents, moved to Detroit with fiddle-playing brother Birch Monroe. Here they worked for a time in the motor industry, before moving to work in the oil refineries at Whiting and East Chicago, Indiana. In 1929, they wer Read more

Open Road - 33% match to Stringbean

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

Jim Mills - 30% match to Stringbean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Newfound Road - 28% match to Stringbean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Red Smiley - 17% match to Stringbean

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Dale Ann Bradley - 15% match to Stringbean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Bill Keith - 14% match to Stringbean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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William Bradford Keith, 20 December 1939, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Keith is known for his innovative banjo style, and is credited with helping the development of the progressive bluegrass mode of playing, partly attributed to his chromatic or ‘Keith’ technique. Having started out learning the piano, Keith moved on to tenor banjo. In 1957, after seeing Pete Seege Read more

Alan Munde - 12% match to Stringbean

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

Chubby Wise - 11% match to Stringbean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Robert Russell Wise, 2 October 1915, Lake City, Florida, USA, d. 6 January 1996, Washington, DC, USA. His father was an old-time fiddler but Robert first played banjo and guitar, before changing to fiddle at the age of 12, greatly influenced by Curly Fox and Clayton McMichen. In 1936, Wise drove taxis in Jacksonville and played fiddle in bars in his spare time, but in 1938, Read more


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