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Earl Scruggs - 100% match to Flatt & Scruggs

Genres: Television Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal
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6 January 1924, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA. Scruggs was raised in the Appalachian Mountains, and learned to play banjo from the age of five. In 1944, he joined Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, where he perfected his three-finger banjo technique. He later left with fellow member Lester Flatt, to form the Foggy Mountain Boys in 1948. They enjoyed a long career spa Read more

The Stanley Brothers - 90% match to Flatt & Scruggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Soundtracks World Music Christian & Gospel
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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

Bill Monroe - 78% match to Flatt & Scruggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock World Music Folk Music & Radio
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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

Ralph Stanley - 73% match to Flatt & Scruggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass World Music Folk Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Soundtracks
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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. Read more

Ricky Skaggs - 57% match to Flatt & Scruggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass
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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

Doc Watson - 51% match to Flatt & Scruggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass World Music Folk Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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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

The Dillards - 48% match to Flatt & Scruggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Brothers Rodney Dillard (18 May 1942, East St. Louis, Illinois, USA; guitar/vocals) and Doug Dillard (b. 6 March 1937, East St. Louis, Illinois, USA; banjo/vocals) formed this seminal bluegrass group in Salem, Missouri, USA. Roy Dean Webb (b. 28 March 1937, Independence, Missouri, USA; mandolin, vocals) and former radio announcer Mitch Jayne (b. 7 May 1930, Hammond, Indiana, Read more

Blue Highway - 41% match to Flatt & Scruggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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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

Bobby Bare - 41% match to Flatt & Scruggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass
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Robert Joseph Bare, 7 April 1935, Ironton, Ohio, USA. Bare was raised on a farm; his mother died when he was five, and his sister was adopted. As an adolescent, he dreamed of being Hank Williams: ‘then Hank died and I didn’t want to be like him no more’. Nevertheless, he started songwriting and secured an early morning radio spot, and later worked on televisio Read more

The Seldom Scene - 40% match to Flatt & Scruggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Formed in late 1971, as a Washington, DC, USA-based semi-professional newgrass bluegrass band. A fellow musician, most probably Charlie Waller of the Country Gentlemen, was responsible for the name, when he suggested that since the members had to fit their musical appearances around their daily employment, they would be seldom seen playing in the area. The founder members were Read more

Old Crow Medicine Show - 39% match to Flatt & Scruggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass
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Tony Rice - 37% match to Flatt & Scruggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
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8 June 1951, Danville, Virginia, USA. Although he is primarily known for his bluegrass recordings, over the course of four decades Rice has established himself as one of the leading acoustic guitarists in any genre of music. Raised in California, Rice was introduced to bluegrass by his father and grew up playing alongside his brothers Larry, Ron and Wyatt. In 1970, Rice relo Read more

Doc & Merle Watson - 36% match to Flatt & Scruggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass World Music
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Merle Haggard - 36% match to Flatt & Scruggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Television Comedy Documentaries Action & Adventure Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock Music & Radio
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6 April 1937, Bakersfield, California, USA. ‘Like a razor’s edge, Merle Haggard sings’ is how John Stewart described his voice in ‘Eighteen Wheels’, and that razor has been honed by his rough and rowdy ways. In the 30s Haggard’s parents migrated from the Dustbowl to ‘the land of milk and honey’, California. Life, however, was almost a Read more

The Louvin Brothers - 36% match to Flatt & Scruggs

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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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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