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Hot Rize - 100% match to Tony Rice

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1978 in Boulder, Colorado, this traditional bluegrass band included Tim O’Brien (16 March 1954, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA; mandolin, violin, vocals), Pete Wernick (b. 25 February 1946, New York City, New York, USA; banjo/vocals), Charles Sawtelle (b. 20 September 1946, Austin, Texas, USA, d. 20 March 1999; bass, guitar, vocals), and Mike Scap (bass, guitar, Read more

Blue Highway - 82% match to Tony Rice

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1994, this contemporary bluegrass group comprises Tim Stafford (Kingsport, Tennessee, USA; guitar, vocals), Wayne Taylor (bass, vocals), Rob Ickes (b. 26 May 1967, San Mateo, California, USA; dobro), Shawn Lane (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), and Jason Burleson (b. 7 December 1967, USA; banjo, guitar, mandolin). Blue Highway proved to be very popular with audiences and Read more

Bryan Sutton - 82% match to Tony Rice

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Tim O'Brien - 76% match to Tony Rice

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 March 1954, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA. While he was growing up, the country singer Tim O’Brien became proficient on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and a guitar-shaped bouzouki and used to sing with his sister Mollie. In 1978 he and the banjo player Pete Wernick formed a bluegrass band, Hot Rize, with O’Brien on lead vocals, mandolin and fiddle. They also performed Read more

The Bluegrass Album Band - 75% match to Tony Rice

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This band was basically assembled for a one-off recording project rather than for live performances. However, there have been occasions at festivals where the members have played sets. Initially organized in 1981, their first two albums featured Tony Rice (8 June 1951, Danville, Virginia, USA; guitar), J.D. Crowe (b. August 1937, Lexington, Kentucky, USA; banjo, vocals), Doy Read more

The Nashville Bluegrass Band - 75% match to Tony Rice

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Larry Sparks - 71% match to Tony Rice

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

J.D. Crowe & The New South - 69% match to Tony Rice

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Dee Crowe, 27 August 1937, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. A very talented banjoist, Crowe gained his fascination for the instrument when Flatt And Scruggs were resident on a Lexington station. He attended their daily shows and watched Scruggs intently. He did building work by day and played locally in the evenings until, in 1955, he toured with Mac Wiseman. Also touring wit Read more

Sam Bush - 68% match to Tony Rice

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 April 1952, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. As the founder of the New Grass Revival, this prodigiously talented fiddle and mandolin player helped modernise bluegrass music by incorporating disparate styles into a previously rigid musical structure.Bush began playing the fiddle in his early childhood, winning several awards before he had reached his t Read more

Tony Trischka - 65% match to Tony Rice

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

The Country Gentlemen - 64% match to Tony Rice

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

Ricky Skaggs - 62% match to Tony Rice

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

David Grisman - 59% match to Tony Rice

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 March 1945, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. An accomplished mandolin player, Grisman forged his reputation on the mid-60s US bluegrass circuit as a member of several New York-based attractions, including the Washington Square Ramblers, the Galaxy Mountain Boys and the Even Dozen Jug Band. In 1966 Grisman joined Red Allen’s band the Kentuckians, but the following year te Read more

Jerry Douglas - 59% match to Tony Rice

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gerald Calvin Douglas, 28 May 1956, Warren, Ohio, USA. A talented musician who plays guitar and lap steel guitar but is primarily now known as one of the finest dobro players ever to have played in any form of country music, Douglas gained his initial attraction to the instrument at the age of eight, when his father, himself a bluegrass musician, took him to see Flatt And Sc Read more

New Grass Revival - 58% match to Tony Rice

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The New Grass Revival evolved around the fiddle talents of Sam Bush (15 April 1952, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA) and bass player John Cowan (b. 24 August 1952, Evansville, Indiana, USA), who, somewhat surprisingly, contributed soaring R&B-styled vocals to an acoustic band. The band was originally formed in 1971 from the final line-up of the Kentucky-based Bluegrass Alli Read more


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