The Dillards Similar Artists

The Country Gentlemen - 100% match to The Dillards

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

Flatt & Scruggs - 59% match to The Dillards

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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 - 59% match to The Dillards

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

Dillard & Clark - 52% match to The Dillards

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Refugees from the Dillards and the Byrds, respectively, Doug Dillard (6 March 1937, East St. Louis, Illinois, USA) and Gene Clark (b. Harold Eugene Clark, 17 November 1944, Tipton, Missouri, USA, d. 24 May 1991, Sherman Oaks, California, USA) joined forces in 1968 to form one of the first country rock groups. Backed by the Expedition, featuring Bernie Leadon (banjo/guitar), Read more

Ralph Stanley - 42% match to The Dillards

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ralph Edmond Stanley, 25 February 1927, Big Spraddle Creek, near Stratton, Dickenson County, Virginia, USA. Over the years, Stanley’s style of banjo playing has been copied by many young musicians and he has become respected (like Bill Monroe) as one of the most important artists in the popularization of bluegrass music.Stanley first started perf Read more

John Hartford - 35% match to The Dillards

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Cowan Harford, 30 December 1937, New York City, New York, USA, d. 4 June 2001, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. A child prodigy, Harford was raised in St. Louis, and mastered the fiddle by the time he was 13. He then turned to banjo and dobro, and later played rock guitar in the clubs and honky tonks of St. Louis and Memphis. After leaving university, he worked at several job Read more

The Stanley Brothers - 31% match to The Dillards

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

Doc Watson - 30% match to The Dillards

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

Hoyt Axton - 29% match to The Dillards

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 March 1938, Duncan, Oklahoma, USA, d. 26 October 1999, Victor, Montana, USA. The son of Mae Boren Axton (who co-wrote ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ for Elvis Presley), Hoyt began his music career as a folk singer on the west coast. In 1962, he signed to Horizon Records and released The Balladeer, which featured future Byrds leader Roger McGuinn on guitar. As the 60s unfold Read more

Gene Clark - 28% match to The Dillards

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Eugene Clark, 17 November 1944, Tipton, Missouri, USA, d. 24 May 1991, Sherman Oaks, California, USA. After playing in various teenage groups, Clark was offered a place in the sprawling New Christy Minstrels in late 1963. He stayed long enough to contribute to two albums, Merry Christmas and Land Of Giants, before returning to Los Angeles, where he teamed up with Jim Read more

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - 28% match to The Dillards

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Long Beach, California, in 1965, this enduring attraction evolved from the region’s traditional circuit. Founder members Jeff Hanna (11 July 1947; guitar/vocals) and Bruce Kunkel (guitar/vocals) had worked together as the New Coast Two, prior to joining the Illegitimate Jug Band. Glen Grosclose (drums), Dave Hanna (guitar/vocals), Ralph Barr (guitar) and Les T Read more

Bill Monroe - 26% match to The Dillards

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Folk 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

Ricky Skaggs - 26% match to The Dillards

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass 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

The Flying Burrito Brothers - 24% match to The Dillards

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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The Louvin Brothers - 24% match to The Dillards

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


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