The Carter Family Similar Artists

Uncle Dave Macon - 96% match to The Carter Family

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

Jimmie Rodgers - 95% match to The Carter Family

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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James Charles Rodgers, 8 September 1897, Pine Springs, near Meridian, Mississippi, USA, d. 26 May 1933, New York, USA. Jimmie was the youngest of three sons of Aaron Woodberry Rodgers, who had moved from Alabama to Meridian to work as foreman of a railroad maintenance crew. In 1904, his mother Eliza (Bozeman) died (probably from tuberculosis), and following his father’s Read more

Roy Acuff - 82% match to The Carter Family

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Roy Claxton Acuff, 15 September 1903, Maynardsville, Tennessee, USA, d. 23 November 1992, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The third of five children born to Neill and Ida Acuff, Roy learned to play the harmonica and Jew’s harp as a child and was involved with music from an early age. His father played the fiddle, his mother the piano and guitar and Roy sang with his siblings Read more

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Frank Hutchison - 77% match to The Carter Family

Genres: World Music
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20 March 1897, Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA, d. 9 November 1945, Dayton, Ohio, USA. Hutchison grew up in Logan County and first played harmonica when aged eight but inspired by bottleneck-style guitar playing he turned to that instrument. Hutchison probably used a penknife more than a bottleneck but soon began to achieve satisfactory results. He first earned a living b Read more

Henry Thomas - 75% match to The Carter Family

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1874, Big Sandy, Texas, USA, d. c.1930. One of the oldest black folk artists to record during the 20s, Thomas’ highly individual repertoire of rags, breakdowns, church songs and ballads is of considerable importance to musicologists seeking to document the milieu from which the blues developed. Born to ex-slaves on a sharecropping farm in east Texas, Thomas was more tha Read more

Dock Boggs - 70% match to The Carter Family

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

Ernest Tubb - 60% match to The Carter Family

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ernest Dale Tubb, 9 February 1914, near Crisp, Ellis County, Texas, USA, d. 6 September 1984, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Ernest was the youngest of five children of Calvin Tubb, the foreman of a 300-acre cotton farm, and his wife Sarah. In 1920 the family relocated to Benjamin, and then moved again, to Kemp, in 1925. The following year, his parents divorced and initially he Read more

The Stanley Brothers - 59% match to The Carter Family

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel 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

Elizabeth Cotten - 56% match to The Carter Family

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 January 1893, Carrboro, North Caolina, USA, d. 29 June 1987, Syracuse, New York, USA. Raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Cotten had wanted a guitar from a very early age. As a result, she saved enough to buy a $3.75 Stella Demonstrator guitar. Without recourse to formal lessons, she taught herself to play in an eccentric style using just two fingers. To complicate matt Read more

The Louvin Brothers - 56% match to The Carter Family

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brothers Lonnie Ira Loudermilk (21 April 1924, d. 20 June 1965, nr. Williamsburg, Missouri, USA) and Charlie Elzer Loudermilk (b. 7 July 1927) were both born in Rainsville, Alabama, USA. They were raised on a 40-acre farm in Henegar, Alabama, but only half of it could be cultivated. Despite their poverty, their parents sang gospel songs and encouraged their sons’ musica Read more

Kitty Wells - 52% match to The Carter Family

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Muriel Ellen Deason, 30 August 1919, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The family relocated to Humphries County but returned to Nashville in 1928, where Deason’s father, who played guitar and sang for local dances, worked as a brakeman for the Tennessee Central Railroad. She grew up singing in the church choir, learned to play guitar and in 1934, she dropped out of school to w Read more

Memphis Jug Band - 52% match to The Carter Family

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

Hank Snow - 47% match to The Carter Family

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clarence Eugene Snow, 9 May 1914, Brooklyn, near Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada, d. 20 December 1999, Madison, Tennessee, USA. After his parents divorced when he was eight years old, Snow spent four unhappy years with his grandmother, finally running away to rejoin his mother when she remarried. However, he was cruelly mistreated by his stepfather, which prompted him to absc Read more

Red Foley - 47% match to The Carter Family

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clyde Julian Foley, 17 June 1910, in a log cabin between Blue Lick and Berea, Kentucky, USA, d. 19 September 1968, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. The son of a fiddle player, Foley learned guitar as a child and was encouraged to sing by his parents. After high school, he attended Georgetown College, Kentucky, where he was discovered by a scout for the noted WLS National Barn Dance Read more

Bill Monroe - 46% match to The Carter Family

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Smith Monroe, 13 September 1911, on a farm near Rosine, Ohio County, Kentucky, USA, d. 9 September 1996, Springfield, Tennessee, USA. The Monroes were a musical family; his father, known affectionately as Buck, was a noted step-dancer, his mother played fiddle, accordion and harmonica, and was respected locally as a singer of old-time songs. Among the siblings, elder Read more


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