Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists Alison Kraus

“She has released eleven albums, appeared on numerous soundtracks, and helped renew interest in bluegrass music in the United States.” wikipedia.org Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists Bill Monroe

“The “Music of Bill Monroe presents a complete chronological list of all of Bill Monroe’s commercially released sound and visual recordings.” amazon.comFavorite Artists

Favorite Artists Doc Watson

“His recordings and performances have inspired generations of aspiring guitarists to explore the mysteries of his phenomenal playing.” docguitar.com Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists Doug Dillard

“A tremendous influence on the main core of musicians who started Southern California’s country rock movement in the late 1960s their biggest claim to fame is playing the fictional bluegrass band “The Darlings” on The Andy Griffith Show.” wikipedia.org Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists Earl Scrugss

“He had the ability to develop a different approach from the style he had heard played by other banjo players in the area. He smoothed out the rolls into a syncopated rhythm pattern.” earlscruggs.com Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists Hazel Dickens

“She drew on the mountain music and repertoire of her family and neighbors when establishing her own vibrant and powerful vocal style that is a trademark in old-time, bluegrass, and traditional country circles.” amazon.com Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists JD Crowe

“Crowe’s New South band is widely considered one of the most influential bluegrass groups since the 1970s.” wikipedia.org Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists Jerry Douglas

“You can think of Jerry Douglas’s artistic development, from his earliest, pure-bluegrass days to this newest CD as a continuing maturation—an ever-increasing instrumental mastery, a broadening of scope, a wider range of emotion, an expanding openness and generosity.” jerrydouglas.com Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists Jim Lauderdale

“Wonn “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” at the first “Honors and Awards Show” held by the Americana Music Association in 2002. Subsequently, he has hosted this same show for the last seven years.” jimlauderdale.com. Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists Jimmy Martin

“Martin was famous as a dangerously unpredictable but highly entertaining stage presence. He freely acknowledged his problems with drinking and volatile mood swings, which kept him from realizing his life-long dream of joining the Grand Ole Opry.” wikipedia.org Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists Ralph Stanley

“Created a unique style of banjo playing, sometimes called “Stanley Style”. It evolved from Scruggs style, which is a three finger technique.” wikipedia.org Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists Rhonda Vincent

“Famously crowned as “the new queen of bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal, and indeed the most decorated musician in that field.” rhondavincent.com Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists Ricky Skaggs

“Playing every instrument and singing every note on the album, Ricky brings raw, emotional honesty to the songs.” rickyskaggs.com Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists Roy Acuff

“The first living performer to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. A member of the Grand Ole Opry and premier figure in the growth of country music, his story is told through interviews with friends, family, and fellow performers.” amazon.com Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists Sam Bush

“And though Bush is best known for jaw-dropping skills on the mandolin, he is also a three time national junior fiddle champion and Grammy award winning vocalist.” sambush.com Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists Tim Obrien

“O’Brien’s presence – be it as a bandleader, songwriter, mentor, instrumentalist, or vocalist – has been strongly felt not only in his own rich music, but in the many recordings of his songs.” timobrien.net Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists Tony Rice

“Spans the range of acoustic music, from straight-ahead bluegrass to jazz-influenced new acoustic music, to songwriter-oriented folk.” tonyrice.com Favorite Artists