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Larry Sparks - 100% match to The Johnson Mountain Boys

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 September 1947, Lebanon, Ohio, USA. After learning to play guitar in his early teens, he first played with local bluegrass and country bands. He made his professional debut at 16, and in the mid-60s, he made some appearances with the Stanley Brothers. In February 1967, following Carter Stanley’s death, he joined Ralph Stanley’s Clinch Mountain Boys. His singing Read more

IIIrd Tyme Out - 93% match to The Johnson Mountain Boys

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
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The Nashville Bluegrass Band - 89% match to The Johnson Mountain Boys

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Jim & Jesse - 88% match to The Johnson Mountain Boys

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The McReynolds Brothers, Jim (James Monroe McReynolds, 13 February 1927, Coeburn, Virginia, USA, d. 31 December 2002, Gallatin, Tennessee, USA) and Jesse (b. Jesse Lester McReynolds, 9 July 1929, Coeburn, Virginia, USA) were both born on a farm, in the Clinch Mountain region of Virginia, USA. The brothers came from a musical family; their grandfather was a noted fiddle playe Read more

Lonesome River Band - 83% match to The Johnson Mountain Boys

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This long-serving US bluegrass band was the brainchild of Tim Austin (banjo/guitar/vocals), who assembled the first Lonesome River Band in 1983. He was joined in the original line-up by three highly respected traditional musicians, Steve Thomas (mandolin/fiddle), Rick Williams (banjo), and Jerry McMillan (bass). The quartet made their recording debut in 1985, releasing I Guess Read more

James King - 62% match to The Johnson Mountain Boys

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Ralph Stanley II - 56% match to The Johnson Mountain Boys

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Tony Trischka - 49% match to The Johnson Mountain Boys

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anthony Cattel Trischka, 16 January 1949, Syracuse, New York, USA. Although competent on several instruments, Trischka is one of the most influential of modern banjoists. His work is to be found in several forms of bluegrass music, particularly the 70s’ more progressive styling with occasional excursions into jazz. In 1970, he graduated from Syracuse University, by whic Read more

Doyle Lawson - 35% match to The Johnson Mountain Boys

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Don Reno - 33% match to The Johnson Mountain Boys

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Flatt & Scruggs - 33% match to The Johnson Mountain Boys

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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 - 33% match to The Johnson Mountain Boys

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

Byron Berline - 32% match to The Johnson Mountain Boys

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 July 1944, Caldwell, Kansas, USA. This masterful newgrass fiddle player has been a much sought-after session man in addition to his spells with a number of prestigious country rock groups, notably the Dillards, Dillard And Clark Expedition, the Flying Burrito Brothers and his own highly respected Country Gazette and Sundance. His father Luke was also a bluegrass fiddler an Read more

Ricky Skaggs - 32% match to The Johnson Mountain Boys

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

Alison Krauss - 31% match to The Johnson Mountain Boys

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 July 1971, Decatur, Illinois, USA. Krauss is unique among the new crop of female country singers that emerged in the 90s in that she leans strongly towards more traditional forms of country music, especially bluegrass. She began learning classical music on violin at the age of five and won her first fiddle contest at the age of eight when she took the honours in the Weste Read more


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