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Speedy West - 24% match to Johnny Gimble

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Wesley Webb West, 25 January 1924, Springfield, Missouri, USA, d. 15 November 2003, Broken Bow, Oklahoma, USA. An outstanding exponent of steel guitar playing, West worked with many noted performers, most of them California-based. These included the equally gifted guitarist Jimmy Bryant, as well as Hank Penny, Spade Cooley and Cliffie Stone, remaining with the latter from th Read more

Don Reno - 19% match to Johnny Gimble

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Christian & Gospel
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Donald Wesley Reno, 21 February 1926, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, d. 16 October 1984, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Reno, who began his career on local radio at 12 and was playing professionally with the Morris Brothers at 14, went on to become one of the world’s greatest five-string banjo players. A fine tenor vocalist, he also played mandolin, guitar and harmo Read more

The Stonemans - 19% match to Johnny Gimble

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Christian & Gospel
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Merle Travis - 16% match to Johnny Gimble

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Westerns Musicals & The Arts Folk
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Merle Robert Travis, 29 November 1917, Rosewood, Kentucky, USA, d. 20 October 1983, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA. Travis was the son of a tobacco farmer but by the time he was four years old, the family had moved to Ebenezer, Kentucky, and his father was working down the mines. Travis’ father often remarked, ‘Another day older and deeper in debt’, a phrase his son Read more

Joe Maphis - 14% match to Johnny Gimble

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
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Otis Wilson Maphis, 12 May 1921, near Suffolk, Virginia, USA, d. 27 June 1986, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. His father taught him to play the fiddle as a child and he was performing at local dances by the age of 10. By the time he was 16, Maphis was a featured musician on WBRA Richmond, where he also played guitar, mandolin and bass. During the 40s, he starred on several top c Read more

Vassar Clements - 12% match to Johnny Gimble

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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25 April 1928, Kinard, South Carolina, USA, d. 16 August 2005, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. In his youth Clements enjoyed jazz and swing music as well as country, which might explain his versatility as a fiddle player in later years. A friend who was a telephone operator overheard Bill Monroe say he was looking for a fiddle player, and she told Clements to contact Monroe immed Read more

Grandpa Jones - 11% match to Johnny Gimble

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
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Louis Marshall Jones, 20 October 1913, Niagara, Henderson County, Kentucky, USA, d. 19 February 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The youngest of the 10 children of a tobacco farmer, Jones learned guitar and first appeared on radio in 1929, soon after securing his own programme on WJW Akron, where he became known as ‘The Young Singer of Old Songs’. He worked on theL Read more

Jim & Jesse - 11% match to Johnny Gimble

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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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

Mark O'Connor - 11% match to Johnny Gimble

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Classical
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