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#1 Speckta

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:21 AM

Which of these bluegrass bands should I check out first? Are there any I can skip? Should I get them all? What are your faves? Could you rank them in order of best to least best?

 

Alan Munde

The Avett Brothers

Bela Fleck

Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys

Chris Thile

Doc Watson

Elephant Revival

Greensky Bluegrass

Hot Rize

Jimmy Martin

John Hartford

 



#2 megmyster

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:26 AM

I could~ but I'll just let Ryan do it :lol:

#3 gregoir

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:36 AM

Elephant Revival is cool I love the girls voice.

 

The Avett Brothers are great but not bluegrass.



#4 insolent cur

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 03:49 AM

Bill Monroe.  Start at the foundation.



#5 BHB

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 04:27 AM

im sure so many others could give ya more than me.

 

but check out blueground undergrass.. fun band.

 



#6 hoagie

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:57 PM

Speckta, check out my bluegrass playlist http://www.youtube.c...ANTP9k3e3S9QgCR

 

 

 

Which of these bluegrass bands should I check out first? Are there any I can skip? Should I get them all? What are your faves? Could you rank them in order of best to least best?

 

Alan Munde

The Avett Brothers

Bela Fleck

Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys

Chris Thile

Doc Watson

Elephant Revival

Greensky Bluegrass

Hot Rize

Jimmy Martin

John Hartford

 

Bela Fleck's album Drive.  Also, check out his other band New Grass Revival, with Sam Bush on mandolin!

Chris Thile's band Punch Brothers

If you like Doc Watson's flatpicking, you gotta check out Tony Rice

Bill Monroe started it all.  Also check out Ron Reno, The Kentucky Colonels, FLatt & Scruggs, The Osborne Brothers, The Johnson Mountain Boys

Hot Rize AKA Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers.  Tim O'Brian has also played fiddle in a ton of projects, and Pete Welnick AKA Dr Banjo.  Known to use a phaser on his 'jo...

Jimmy Martin isn't bluegrass...

i cant comment on any of the others mentioned.

 

My playlist has some real gems on it, I tried to keep it upbeat, instrumental, but mixed it up here and there.  Hope this helps.



#7 hoagie

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:01 PM

I posted this in an earlier thread, but it's worth posting here...truly an awesome bluegrass jam with balls

 



#8 MeOmYo

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:25 PM

look for The Bluegrass Sessions

 

not really bluegrass in the traditional sense



#9 Ginger Snap

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 03:50 PM

I recently saw elephant revival and it was simply mesmerizing, but not really bluegrass I think. I love greensky. 

 

And listen to hoagie. 



#10 JBetty

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 04:08 PM

And listen to hoagie. 

 

 

Now there's something you don't hear every day.   :rolling:

 

 

:heart: hoagie



#11 melissaphish

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:06 PM

Greensky Bluegrass

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#12 insolent cur

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 07:03 PM

Greensky Bluegrass

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Really?  You need to get out and see (or just listen to) more bluegrass. ;)

 

Try these first:

 

Bill Monroe

New Grass Revival

John Hartford

Stanley Brothers

Seldom Scene

Del McCoury

Kentucky Colonels/Clarence White

Peter Rowan/OAITW

Flatt and Scruggs

Nickel Creek

Kruger Brothers

Hot Rize

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:)



#13 nikkiblue

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:10 AM

Bluegrass is the best music on Earth.  I especially enjoy long instrumental jams with lots of banjo.

 

Heaven is a bluegrass festival :)



#14 gregoir

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:38 AM

Bluegrass is the best music on Earth.  I especially enjoy long instrumental jams with lots of banjo.

 

Heaven is a bluegrass festival :)

 

she demands more banjo.



#15 capt_morgan

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:44 AM

its twangalicious



#16 TEO

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 12:33 PM

Frank Wakefield

 

Sam Bush   :naughty:



#17 insolent cur

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 12:47 PM

Sam Bush   :naughty:

 

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#18 TEO

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 12:59 PM

:kiss:



#19 Ginger Snap

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 01:12 PM

Bluegrass is the best music on Earth.  I especially enjoy long instrumental jams with lots of banjo.

 

Heaven is a bluegrass festival :)

 

Best weekends of my summer for sure. :smile: 



#20 insolent cur

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:06 PM

:kiss:

 

I don't think I'll ever get tired of posting that picture when given the opportunity. :)



#21 tyedyedee

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 09:49 PM

i first discovered bluegrass at the escoheag cajun and bluegrass festival in escoheag, rhode island

god, i think it was 1990? :dunno:

 

these guys may be more cajun but they lit the fire for me:

 

steve riley and the mamou playboys

then i discovered others like hot rize and seldom scene

 

but definitely check out bill monroe as he is the grandpappy of bluegrass

i loved old & in the way, john hartford, flatt & scruggs, peter rowan, vassar clements

but the man, the myth, the legend for me is del mccoury

when they made his talented self, they broke the mold

 

bela fleck is and will always be one of my favorite musicians of all time

emmylou harris' voice will alwya send me to an ethereal place that soothes my soul

 

some of my favorite "newer" bands are: nickel creek, punch brothers, greensky bluegrass, hot buttered rum and my favorite newer band - cabinet

 

but my obsession right now is sam bush

the man is possessed by all good things and makes music that makes my heart and feet sing :spun:

 

just read interviews with your favorites and discover who influenced them

thats how you can dig back and explore

its a wonderful journey :smile:



#22 Speckta

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 01:53 AM

Thanks for the tips.



#23 helen back

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:39 PM

You should check out Alison Krauss & Union Station.

#24 holysmokes

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:49 PM

Old & In The Way

 



#25 hoagie

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:57 PM

The Bluegrass Album Band, the first real bluegrass "super group" starring: 

Tony Rice – guitar, vocals

J.D. Crowe – banjo, vocals
Doyle Lawson – mandolin, vocals
Bobby Hicks – fiddle
Jerry Douglas – Dobro, vocals
Vassar Clements – fiddle
Todd Philips – bass
Mark Schatz – bass

 

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

 

JD Crowe & the New South

 

The Dry Branch FIre Squad

 

The Lewis Family

 

The Tony RIce Unit

 

The Nashville Bluegrass Band

 

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

 

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Ramblers

 



#26 MeOmYo

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:44 PM

check this out

 

http://www.kgnu.org/bluegrass