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  • Charlie Poole Born

    Charlie Poole Born
    Chrlie Poole lived in rural NC. He is most famous for playing the banjo. He wrote 15 songs with it. He played baseball at young age. He was born on May 22, 1892 and died in 1931. His date of death unknown. One of his famous songs is Charlie's last song.
  • Roy Acuff Born

    Roy Acuff Born
    Roy Acuff played the fiddle. He attended Central High School in Fountain City. There, he sang in the choir. He started playing the fiddle at age 16. His band was called the Crazy Tennesseans. He was nicknamed the "King of Hillbillies." He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1938. Two musuems are named after him and he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Maybelle Carter Born

    Maybelle Carter Born
    She played the guitar,autoharp,and banjo. One of her songs was "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." During her music carrer she went on tour with Johnny Cash.The Carter Family was formed in 1927. She was on a U.S. postage stamp honoring her family. She was born into country music.
  • Grandpa Jones Born

    Grandpa Jones Born
    Granpa Jones had his own radio station. Grandpa Jones played the banjo and yodeled. He was on Hee Haw. His legacy is bluegrass and gospel. His neighgor was "Stringbean" Akeman. One moring Jones discovered the bodies of "Stringbean" and his wife. They had been murdered during the night by robbers.
  • Lester Flatt Born

    Lester Flatt Born
    Flatts career spanned multiple decade beside his work with Scruggs. He released multiple solo and collabra works.Flatt also served as a member of Bill Monroe's band during the 1940s. He was in the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Country Music Hall of Fame. In1948, he started a band with fellow Monroe alumus Earl Scruggs and for the next 20 years, Flatt and Scruggs where one of them most successful band of bluegrass. He was one of nine children.
  • David ''Stringbean '' Akeman Born

    David ''Stringbean '' Akeman Born
    He was in a musical family. "Stringbean'' did not go to school. His father taught him, while learning about music. From then on, he was in lots of bands including Earl Scruggs. He soon got married, had kids, and started a band.The,, one night in 1973 after coming from a show, he was murderd along with his family.
  • Earl Scruggs Born

    Earl Scruggs Born
    Earl Scruggs instrment is the banjo. One of his popular songs is "Earl's Breakdown." Earl was the youngest of 5 brothers and sisters. He won a Grammy in 1969. He is in the Country Music Hall of Fame. He came up with the 3 finger style for the banjo. He made the background music for the Beverly Hillbillies.
  • Ralph Stanley Born

    Ralph Stanley Born
    He's the son of Lee and Lucy. He started performing when he got home from the Army in 1946. He got an Honary Doctorate of Music. He is in the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. He was in the Clinch Mountain Boys. He was in the Stanley Brothers and won a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. He got his first Banjo when he was 16.
  • "Wildwood Flower"

    "Wildwood Flower"
    Video of the Carter Family Performing "Wildwood Flower"The Carter Family recorded this song The song is slow. This song makes me feel happy. This song is about flowers and her husband. It was sang by a lot of artists. The other artist that have sung this song are Iris Demant, Joan Baez,and Rodger McGuirn. This song includes singing. The instruments played in this song are guitar, autoharp, and banjo.
  • The Carter Family Formed

    The Carter Family Formed
    Video of "Keep of the Sunny Side" by the Carter Family The Carter Family was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. They are known as the first family of country music. The band was also acciated with Johny Cash. They played tight harmonies and gospel music. A popular song was "Wildwood Flower." There hometown is Maces Spring, VA.
  • Jimmy Martin Born

    Jimmy Martin Born
    He grew up near Sneedville, Tennessee and was a famous bluegrass guitar player and singer. In 1995, he was inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. He is known as "The King of Bluegrass." He was also a good racoon hunter. One of his famous songs is "Tennessee."
  • "Keep On The Sunny Side"

    "Keep On The Sunny Side"
    "Keep on the Sunny Side" is a moderate song.The Carter Family is a family band that uses the guitar and autoharp. Many other musicians such as Rickey Skaggs and Emmylou Harris have sung this song. This song uses both singing and instruments. This song make many people feel sunny. A whole family put hard work into this song. Stay with God don't go to the evil side is what the song is about.
  • Vassar Clements Born

    Vassar Clements Born
    His first band was with his cousin. He learned to play the fiddle
    when he was 7. He joined the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1972 and
    worked on an album. He met Bill Monroe. He was the Father of
    Hillbilly Jazz.
  • Benny Martin Born

    Benny Martin Born
    He went to a catholic school.He worked at a radio station in Nashville, Tennesee he wrote all country songs. When he was playing the fiddle, he was dancing. He invented the eight string fiddle. When he was six, he learned how to play the fiddle.
  • Bill Keith Born

    Bill Keith Born
    Bill Keith plays the banjo. He was 24 when he started his band. He has a brother. He designed banjo tuning pegs. He plays Scruugs style or Keith style. He became a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys. One of his popular recorded songs is "Around the Bush."
  • Bill Clifton Born

    Bill Clifton Born
    Bill Clifton is famous for playing bluegrass guitar. In 1961, Clifton organized the very first bluegrass festival in Lurvey, VA. His real name is William August Marburg. While in college, he formed the Dixie Mountain Boys and started his own record label, Elf Records. He has been inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.
  • Bobby Osborne Born

    Bobby Osborne Born
    Bobby Osborne has two sisters. He is famous for playing the mandolin. He preformed at the White House.He made a major contribution to bluegrass. One of his populer recorded song was "Big Spike Hammer."
  • "I'm Working on a Building"

    "I'm Working on a Building"
    "I'm Working on a Building" is a great song. The performers are Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys. It was recorded in 1934.The song is about working for the lord.this song makes us feel that we need to work harder.This tells alot about christ.This song is very fast. We heard both instruments and singing. We heard mandolin, guitar, banjo, fiddle, and bass.
  • Alice Gerrard Born

    Alice Gerrard Born
    She went to University of North Carolina. She was trained for piano. She was a singer, a banjoist, and a guitar player. That is why she was special. She perfomed a duet with Hanyel Dicksons and the Back Creek Buddies. Gerrard was married to Jeremy Foster who died in a car accident.
  • "Wabash Cannonball'

    "Wabash Cannonball'
    The song was performed by Roy Acuff.The song is a fast song. The song is important because the Wabash Cannonball was a real train. The song was also recorded by William Kindt, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Reed. A cool fact is they talk about Birmingham in the song. The song can make you feel joyful. The song includes the banjo, fiddle, guitar, dobro, and piano. It includes singing and instruments.
  • J.D. Crowe Born

    J.D. Crowe Born
    J.D. Crowe played the banjo and one of his most popular songs is "Lefty's Old Guitar." J.D. Crowe picked up the banjo when he was 13 years old. He also won Song of the Year and Grammy nomination for "Lefty's Old Guitar." J.D. Crowe was one of the most influitial pogresive bluegrass musicians of the 70's.
  • Sonny Osborne Born

    Sonny Osborne Born
    He began playing at the age of eleven when his father bought him a banjo. He was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor in 1994 and retired in 2005. At only 14 years old, he recorded nine tunes with the "Father of the Bluegrass". His popular recorded song is "Rocky Top."
  • Lonesome Pine Fiddlers Formed

    Lonesome Pine Fiddlers Formed
    The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers home town is West Virginia.The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers most popular song is "Windy Mountain." They played in the BAM awards. The members were Jimmy Marts played the viola,Ray cline plays the violin, Chalie and Bobby played the fiddle Ezracline played the banjo.Their legacy was for their blue grass music such as Windy Moutain.Cool facts they played in 1938-1966
    They love road trips.
  • Norman Blake Born

    Norman Blake Born
    He was born in Chattanooga, Tennese. He played banjo, guitar, and mandolin. Norman Blake has sold 32 albulms. He's won a Grammy Award. He is considered one of the leading figures of country and bluegrass music. He is married to Nancy Blake.
  • Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys Formed

    Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys Formed
    They were all born in Kentucky. Arnold Shultz introduced Monroe to the blues. Bill Monroe was an American musician who developed the style of bluegrass. He was in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor.
  • Tom Gray Born

    Tom Gray Born
    His instrument was the bass, but his first instrument was the guitar. He was born in Chicago,Illinois. He was inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. His first band was The Rocky Ridge Ramblers. He was inspired by bluegrass and wanted to play it. He was a photographer for National Geographic. One of his most popular song was "Grandfather's Clock."
  • "Orange Blossom Special"

    "Orange Blossom Special"
    In this song we heard the fiddle, guitar, bass, and banjo. This song is fast. This song is important because it has lots of memories. Lester Flat, Earl Scruggs, Johny Cash, Chubby Wise, and Mac Wiseman have recorded this song. A cool fact about this song is that there is a banjo in it. This song makes us fell excited, depressed, and happy. This song is about the passenger train. This song only includes instruments.
  • The Stanley Brothers Formed

    The Stanley Brothers Formed
    Carter died in a car accident in 1996. They were introduccd to bluegrass in 1960s. Ralph played the banjo and Carter played the guitar. Their music and their legendary bluegrass was popular. They wove their song into traditional bluegrass and the sound of utter purity. They were inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.
  • "Whoa Mule"

    "Whoa Mule"
    The Stanley Brothers recorded it.The instruments in this song are banjo, guitar, and bass, and it is fast. It is Important because it was a traditional bluegrass song.The other musicians that recorted this song are Andy Griffith, The Black Crowes, and the Crow Brothers, A cool fact about it is that It was on the Andy Griffith show. The song is about a mule running away. It makes you feel curious. It has singing and instruments.(:
  • "Molly and Tenbrooks"

    "Molly and Tenbrooks"
    Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys created "Molly and Tenbrooks" in 1947. Many musicians have recorded this song. This song is based on a true story about a big horse race. This fast song includes a banjo, guitar, bass, and vocals. This song makes you feel very energetic.
  • Jim and Jesse Formed

    Jim and Jesse Formed
    Jim and Jesses hometown is Virgina. One of their popular songs was "The Flame of Love." Jim played the mandolin and Jesse sang and played the guitar. In 2004 Jesse got nominated by The International Bluegrass Music Association for his project.They were remembered for traditional bluegrass from Virgina. Jim died from cancer. Jesse had cancer and survived.
  • Lynn Morris Born

    Lynn Morris Born
    Lynn Morris first won the National Banjo Contest when she was 12. She was a three-time IBMA Female Volcalist of the Year. She is known for playing banjo & singing really good. She was born in Texas. One of her most famous songs is "Mama's Hand."
  • Tony Trischka Born

    Tony Trischka Born
    He went to Sycruse University. Tony Trischka is perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots of the music world. His most popular recorded song is "Dust on the Needle." It was like the banjo chose him...he didn't have a say in the matter. He started to play the banjo in 1963 after he hearing Kingston Trio's recording of "Charity." He's played with over 65 diffrent poeple. He's played 15 solos by himself. He's still alive today playing banjo.
  • Reno and Smiley

    Reno and Smiley
    Don Reno and Red Smiley- they both play the banjo. They started playing with Toby Stroud in wheeling west Virgina after leaving magnus later started the Tennessee cut outs. They were one of the greatest duos in country music of the 1950s and early 60s. Reno and Smiley inducted to the bluegrass music all of honor.
  • "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"

    "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
    The composer is Earl Scruggs.The song only has instruments and no singing. The instruments you hear are banjo, guitar, and piano, and the song is fast. The song is important because it was background music for Bonnie and Clyde. This song is about a persuit. This song makes me feel happy.
  • "Uncle Pen"

    "Uncle Pen"
    The composer of this song is Bill Monroe, It was a fast beat song about a boy named Pendelton (Uncle Pen). Some of the instuments used in this song are the gituar, fiddle, harmonica, banjo, and vocals. This song makes me feel peppy! Ricky Skaggs is also another musician that has recorded this song. An important fact about this song is that Uncle Pen taught Bill Monroe how to play music.
  • Laurie Lewis Born

    Laurie Lewis Born
    Laurie Lewis was born in California and plays the fiddle. She fell in love with folk music as a teen. She began playing guitar and fiddle and won a fiddling championship. She uses bluegrass instruments to create new and original music.
  • Nancy Blake Born

    Nancy Blake Born
    Nancy Blake was born on May 5,1951 in Independance, Missouri. She plays fiddle, guitar, bass, and accordion. One of her popular recorded songs is "The Hobo's Last Ride." She went to De Paul University. She began recording in 1974. She showed us that old songs can teach us about our lives. She took cello lesson at the age of 12 and moved to Nashville . ''
  • Reno and Smiley Formed

    Reno and Smiley Formed
    Donald Wesley Reno played the banjo and Athur Lee Smiley played the guitar. They went to a world tour for 15 years. Don Reno and Red Smiley and their band the Tennessee Cut Ups are ranked alongside Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and the Stanley Brothers in their signifacence to bluegrass music. They released there fist CD called Portfolio.
  • Tony Rice Born

    Tony Rice Born
    Tony Rice is a famous bluegrass guitar player. He was born in Virginia and was introduced to bluegrass music by his father. He has won a Grammy Award for best country instrumental album. He has won many awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association.
  • Sam Bush

    Sam Bush
    He plays the manddlne,fiddle,and guitar.He got his first manddlin when he was 11.he won a grammy award .He placed first in the fiddel contest. he is the king of new grass . among those new things are the growing group of manddlin player idenify bush as there musical role model.He was chosen to host the 2007 international blue grass music association awards.Nomated as instrumentalist of the year by the music association.
  • Tim O'Brien Born

    Tim O'Brien Born
    In his early life, he played gutair, violin, and the mandolin. H has been on the Billboard chart for some of his songs. He was instrumental in creating the bluegrass music festival. He won the Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year Award.
  • Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys Formed

    Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys Formed
    Jimmy Martin was the lead vocalist for Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys in 1949. In 1995 Jimmy was induced into the International Blugrass Music Hall of Fame. Jimmy Martin was know as the "King of Bluegrass." Martin's hobby was racoon hunting with dogs.
  • "Blue Moon of Kentucky"

    "Blue Moon of Kentucky"
    Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys sang this song. It's a slow song. The instruments are the banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, and fiddle. It tells people to watch two full moons in a month. Elvis Presely, Patsy Cline, Paul Mcarteny, and Jarry Reed have sang it too. It was a lot of cool instruments that some we haven't heard of. This song is a happy song about Kentucky. The song is about a blue moon in Kentucky.
  • Ricky Skaggs Born

    Ricky Skaggs  Born
    He plays the mandilon. He was born on July, 18 1954 in Blain, Kentucky. Some popular songs are "New South," "Wheel Hoss," and "Bluegrass Rules." He was givin a mandolin. At age 5, he played mandolin on stage with Bill Monroe. Skaggs has embraced his bluegrass roots while experimenting with new sounds.
  • The Osborne Brothers Formed

    Their most famous song is "Rocky Top," also known as the Tennessee Fight Song. Members of the band are Terry Smith at bass, David Crow on the fiddle, Gene Wooten at dobro, Terry Aldridge, who sings and plays the guitar. They have been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Sonny stopped playing in 2004. Bobby is still playing for them at 75 years old.
  • "In The Pines"

    "In The Pines"
    The Louvin Brothers Performing "In the Pines""In the Pines" doesn't have any main composers.The year recorded was 1956 performed by the Louvin Brothers. You hear instuments like the guitar and mandalin. The song is fast/slow.This song is important because its been in plays,films, and liteturtures.Other musicians that have recorded this song are the Wright Brothers, Bill Monroe, Dolly Parton, and Night Thunder. A cool fact about this song is its been recoreded by many artsist.This song makes you feel calm.
  • "Get Along Home Cindy"

    "Get Along Home Cindy"
    It was performed by Dick Ritter, Hazen Dickens, and Mike Segar. You can hear banjo and guitar. It has a sweet melody and a fast tempo, It tells about a girl named Cindy who won't marry a guy. It has singing and instruments. it has been performed by American Banjo, Moonlight String Band, and much more.This song makes us feel sad for the man. Cindy is a great song.
  • Jerry Douglas Born

    Jerry Douglas Born
    At 5 years old, Jerry Dougalas began playing the mandolin. In 2005, he won his 8th Grammy Award. He is known for bluegrass recordings with prominet musicians such as J.D. Crowe and the New South. He won12 Grammy Awards. He also won won the Country Music Association Musician of the Year award 3 times - 2002, 2005, and 2007. He is the world's best dobro player.
  • "Tom Dooley"

    "Tom Dooley"
    Doc Watson peformed this song. In this fast song you can hear a banjo and a harmonica.This true song includes both singing and instruments.The song makes people feel sad because of the murder of a women named Laura Foster. This song is true and was about a love triangle
  • Claire Lynch

    Claire Lynch
    She was inspierd by Joni and the Beatles ,she sang as a youigster formal with her sisters.She was nomatd two grammys. Best female vocaliks of the year.Claire has successfully fused a background in popular music.Perform a concert in a German opera house.
  • "Turkey in the Straw"

    "Turkey in the Straw"
    "Turkey in the Straw" is a fast song that includes the banjo, guitar, and the fiddle. It has instruments only and was about a turkey in the back of a wagon in the straw. It makes me feel very happy! A cool fact about the song is that part of the song is the ice-cream truck song. Musicians that have recorded this song are Bill Monroe, Ken Griffin, Dan Emmet, Phil Rosenthal, and a lot more. This song is important because it's one of the oldest folk songs.
  • "Big Mon"

    "Big Mon"
    Bill Monroe wrote this fast song,as a fiddle tune about himself during his performance. These insruments were used in the song : fiddle, string bass, mandolin, gutair, and banjo.This song makes us feel happy. Other musicians such as Ricky Scaggs and Sam Bush have recorded this song.
  • "Roll On Buddy"

    "Roll On Buddy"
    "Roll on Buddy" was composed by Wilburn Doyle and Teddy. It was recorded in 1959. Some other people that recorded it was Bill monroe, he was a the father of bluegrass, and Johnny Cash. In this song you here the mandolin, violin, and the banjo. This song is fast. It was important because it was a popular song recored by many musicians. This song makes you feel happy. This song is about a man getting rid of his wife in Tennesse. This song has singing and instruments.
  • Del McCoury Band Formed

    The Del McCoury Band has been active for 50 years. They live in Yorktown, PA. One of their popular songs is "The Promiseland." Del McCoury plays guitar. Ronnie McCory plays mandolin. Rob McCoury plays banjo. Alam Bartram plays bass. And Jason Carter plays fiddle. They have won 31 association awards. They have won a Grammy and are known for their collaboration with Steve Earl.
  • The Dillards Formed

    The Dillards Formed
    The Dillards are notable for being among the first bluegrass group to have eletricfied their instruments in the mid-1960s. And their popular song is " Dooly and Old Home Place". Beverly Dillard plays the banjo,Rodney Dillard plays the drums,and the guitar,Doug Dillard plays the banjo,Mitch Jayne plays the bass,Dean Webb plays the banjo.There music career is 40 years of music and they once won a International Bluegrass Music Award.They were on the Andy Griffth Show. They played there music on it.
  • "Cripple Creek"

    "Cripple Creek"
    Earl scruggs recorded the song ''Cripple Creek'' in the year 1960. He wrote the song in 1927 but wasnt recorded until 1960! The song is about ''Cripple Creek''Colorado and it makes me want to get up and dance.The other musicians who recorded this song was Leven Helm, Doc Watson, and Ralph Stanley. This is a fast song and you hear the banjo, guitar ,harmonaca,and violin. This is an instruments only song and its important because it was only heard with instrumental lyrics.
  • Missy Raines Born

    Missy Raines Born
    She learned how to play in a coffee shop. She plays the bass. She loves music. She hes no siblings. She has won a lot of awards. Her band is the Hip. She has met Claire Lynch. She was born in Short Gap, West Vergina. Some popular songs she made are "Stop, Drop, and Wiggle" and "Fingernail Moon." She is a beloved figure in bluegrass and a pireering force in acoustic music.
  • The Greenbriar Boys Formed

    The Greenbriar Boys Formed
    The members of the band were John Herald (guitarist & vocalist), Bob Yellin (banjo), Eric Westberg (mandolin), Ralph Rinzler (mandolin), Jim Buchman (fiddle), Paul Prestopin, and Frank Wakefield. In 1962, the Greenbriar Boys wrote & sang thier 1st song. The Greenbriar Boys' performed at the Newport Folk Festival with other folk artists.
    Ralph Rinzler had to leave to direct a movie, but the Greenbriar Boys' urban traditional country sound inspired fans.
  • "Hot Corn Cold Corn"

    "Hot Corn Cold Corn"
    Video of Flatt and Scruggs Playing "Hot Corn Cold Corn"Flatt and Scruggs recorded "Hot Corn Cold Corn" in 1962. The song is fast and is about farming. It is a folk song. It includes both instruments and singing. The song makes us feel both excited and weird. It has been passed down for many decades. We hear the banjo, guitar, fiddle, vocals, mandolin, and bass (string). Other musicians who recorded this song are David grisman, Terry Campbell, and the Thunderbridge Bluegrass Boys.
  • "The Ballad of Jed Clampett"

    "The Ballad of Jed Clampett"
    "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" was recorded in 1964 by Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt. It was composed by Paul Hennings. Also, this song includes the instruments acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, and the fiddle. This song has a very fast tempo. It was the classic opening song for the "Beverly Hillbilies" show. It is about a poor mountaineer named Jed. He went hunting, struck oil and moved Beverly Hills.
  • Dailey and Vincent Formed

    Dailey & Vincent started singing in 1965. Their Hometown is Trenton, New Jersey. One of their popular Song is Beautiful Star of Bethlehem. The members in the band is Dailey & Vincent. They play Gutair, Double Bass, and mandolin. They took 7 awards in 2008. They got Song of the Year and Album of the year. The most herald new act in bluegrass. Their song bluetrain won a grammy in 2001-2008.
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Jeff Hanna plays giutar mandolin washboard vocals. Jimmie Fadden plays giutar harmonica washtub bass jug vocal . Ralph Barr plays giutar clarnit vocals. Les Thompson plays giutar mandolin vocals. Bruce Kuke plays giutar kazzo vocals. Jackson Browne giutar vocals.They have won 2 Grammyawards and was namedband of the year at the Country Music Assocation Awards. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has gone from hippie jug band to pineers of country rock and thier influence is still being felt today.
  • "Rocky Top"

    "Rocky Top"
    The song was written by the Osborne Brothers. The Osborne Brother recorded it in 1967. The song is up tempo.
    It was written in Tenneesse. It is important because they play it at the Tennessee games.It made bluegrass popular.
    They played with banjo, guitar, and, fiddle. The song gives people pride.
  • "Mama Don't Allow"

    "Mama Don't Allow"
    It was performed by Hank Tompson and is a fast song. There is a singer and instruments including the gutair and the banjo. This song is about how Mama won't allow them to play things like instruments but they do it anyway. This song makes us feel sad that mama won't allow them to play instruments. This is a great song to sing around the campfire. Other musicains that have recorded this song are J.J. Cale and Bo Diddley. This song changed many peoples prespective of bluegrass music forever.
  • "Tennesse"

    "Tennesse"
    In this song you hear gutair, banjo, and bass. This song has words and music . This song is fast. This song is important becuse it was written by Jimmy Martian. It was also sung by Cherryholmes. A cool fact is Jimmy Martin made his tomebtone 6 years before he died. This song makes us feel hoboish. This song is about going back to Tennesse.
  • New Grass Revival

    Members and Instruments were Sam-fiddle Cortny-gatar
    Ebo-banjo Curtis-dobro Jhon-bass gatar Pat-gatar Bella-vocals
  • Seldom Scene Formed

    Seldom Scene Formed
    They were active from 1971 - present. Their hometown is Columbus, Ohio. One of their popular songs was "LIke We Used to Be." The members and insrtuments were Ben Eldrige - banjo, Rodney Simpkins - bass, Dudly Connel - guitar, Fred Travers - dobro, and Lou Reid - mandolin. Their latest CD was nominated for a Grammy and they have played at the White House.
  • Alison Krauss Born

    Alison Krauss Born
    Alison was raised in Champaign Illinois. Alison started music at 5 years old of age on the violin and switched to Bluegrass music. Alison sings Soprano with a little to no vibrato. Her clear vocals have been described as angelic. Alison's popular song is Baby Now That I've Found You. Alison won 27 Grammy Awards. Alison plays the Fiddle. Alison Krauss had one son named Sam and she got married and then got divorced in 2001. Alison won 50 awards all together.
  • "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"

    "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"
    This song was recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and includes fiddle, guitar, and violin. It's slow and is important because it gives us hope for the future. Other musicians that have recorded this song are Jolene Downs, the Allman Brothers, and the Carter Family. It was written by A.P. Carter and includes instruments and singing. The song is about going to heaven and it makes us feel sad.
  • "Sodier's Joy"

    "Sodier's Joy"
    "Soldiers Joy" is a fast and happy song. It was originated from Ireland. It includes the dulcimer,mandolin,and banjo. It is about soldiers in the Civil War getting paid. That's why they sung it around the Civil War. The Nitty Gitty Dirt Band recorded it in1972.
  • The Claire Lynch Band Formed

    Their hometown is Alabama. They started in the 70's and they are still together. The members are Claire Lynch Gutiar, Matt Wingate Guitar, Mark Schatz Bass and Hambone, Jason Thomas Mandolin and Violin.Nominated for 2 Gammies. Won the internatinal Blugrass Music Assosiation award. Female vocial award of the year. Claire Lynch is high pitched and has been compared to other bluegrass singers.
  • Tony Rice Unit Formed

    Tony Rice Unit Formed
    Tony Rice has been singing since he was 11 years old. He recorded his first song in 1974. A round this time Rice met mandolinist David Grisman, who played with Red Allen during the 60s and was now working on some orginal material.The music blended from jazz, bluegrass, and classical styles. Tony Rice's most popular song is "Down Home." Tony rice is now 67.
  • The Cox Family Formed

    The Cox Family Formed
    The Cox Family members are Willard Cox, Suzzane Cox, Sydney Cox, Lynn Cox, Evelyn Cox, and Greg Underwood. The Cox Family is from Ohio. One of there popular songs is "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow." They won a Grammy for their album "I Got that Old Feeling." The reason the band broke up was Willard Cox died of cancer. They are mostly known for their gospel music.
  • "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms"

    "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms"
    Jerry Reed wrote this song. It is slow and it has voice and instruments. It makes you feel country like. It is slow and has been sung by many people, like Lester Flatt and Leon Russel. There are gutiars, voices, fiddles, banjos, mandolins, and back up singers. It brings great joy to people.
  • Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers Formed

    Larry sparks and the lonesome ramblers years active 1976 -Presenthometowon ohioI just want to thank you 10-rd Larry sparks base an harmong vocals. Chirs davis mandolin Chris davis mandolin and vocals .2004-2005 they won vocakist of the year.they are known for gospel music and singing.Larry sparks was born in Lebanon Ohio
  • Sean Watkins Born

    Sean Watkins Born
    He made young people listen to music. He plays 5 diferent instruments. He played the mandolin and the piano first.He played for Nickel Creek. Most popular songs is "26 Miles" and ''Let It Fall." He normally he plays the giutar.
  • Hot Rize Formed

    Hot Rize Formed
    Hot Rize has performed in almost every state and Japan, Europe, and Australia. They are famous for their strong and soulful bluegrass. They toured from 1999-2002. They also hosted the 20th annual award show of the IBMA. They also won an IBMA for the first Entertainer of the Year.
  • Tony Rice Unit Formed

    Tony Rice Unit Formed
    Tony Rice is an acoustic guitarist and bluegrass musician. He is considered as one of the most influential acoustic guitar players. Tony Rice has been singing since he was 11 years old and recorded his first song in 1974. The groups songs blended jazz, bluegrass, and classical styles. The musicians include Tony Rice (guitar), Wyatt Rice (guitar), Jimmy Gaudreau (mandolin), Rickie Simpkins (fiddle), and Ronnie Simpkins (bass).
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Formed

    Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Formed
    Joey Cox and Darren McGuire play the banjo. Jason Barier plays the violin. Doyle Lawson plays the mandolin. Key Chang plays the guitar. Josh Swift and Carol White play the drums. They won the IBMA Vocal Group of the Year from 2001-2007. The band is famous for their gospel tunes, An example is "Dig a Little Deeper." Doyle Lawson started playing the mandolin when he was only eleven.
  • The Blue Grass Album Band formed

  • Chris Scott Thile

    Chris Scott Thile
    He began taking mandolin at age 5. He was in his first band (called Nickel Creek) at age 8. He is currently in a band called the '' Punch Brothers''. His first song went platinum. "Why Should the Fire Die?" got a grammy award. He made bluegrass popular for young kids. He listened to a band called Bluegrass Etc. Chris has worked with Mike Marshall, Bela Fleck, Glen Phillips, and Edgar Meyer.
  • The Lonesome River Band Formed

    Brandon Rickman-guitar Sammy Shelor-banjo Andy Ball-mandolin Mike Anglin-bass Mike Hartgrove-fiddle. One of the most popular and influential
  • Alison Krauss and Union Station Formed

    Alison Krauss and Union Station Formed
    Alison Krauss and Union Station formed in 1983. Adam Steffey left the band in 1988.Alison started playing violin at age 5.They have won 27 Grammy Awards.They helped renew interest in bluegrass music in the USA."The Lucky One" is one of their most popular songs.
  • Muleskinner Formed

    Some of the muleskinners popular songs are blue moon of kentukey uncle pen and yall come. The band has six players thay are David grisman-mandolin,Clarence White-guitar and vocals,Richard greene-violin and vocals,Bill Keith-banjo,John Kahn-bass,Peter Rowen-guitar and vocals,John Guerin-drums.they recorded 8 albums.they are know for old fashion bluegrass music. there frist bluegrass albums with drums. the gatarist Clearance White was killed by a drunk driver.
  • Nickel Creek Formed

    Nickel Creek Formed
    These are the members of nickel creek ,Chris Thile:mandolin Sara Watkins:fiddle Sean Watkins:guitar, those are the members and what they play. There hometown is San Diego County,CA. There most popular song is the "Smoothie Song". They joined up in a pizza joint. They were 10-12 when they formed. In there music career they have won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Artist.they are remembered for encouraging young musicians to dream on.
  • IIIrd Tyme Out Formed

    IIIrd Tyme Out Formed
    IIIrd Tyme Out was from Cumming,Georgia. The most popular song is "My Lord Is Gonna Be There." Russell Moore-Guitar Steve Dilling-Banjo Juste Haynes-Fiddle Wanye Benson-Mandolin Edgar Loudermilk-Bass. IIIrd Tyme Out released 11 ablums ands 2 greatest hits. They are one of the most beloved and best sellins acts in gorre. IIIrd Tyme Out was nearly an over night occurrence for this group after its forming in 1991.
  • "Blackberry Blossom"

    "Blackberry Blossom"
    Tony Rice performed this song. The guitar, mandollin, and banjo are used in this song. This song is fast and only has instruments. It makes me feel happy but it is about getting bad news. It was a pre-Civil War song. It is popular in jams and other musicians that have performed it are Norman Blake and Dick Burnett.
  • "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down"

    "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down"
    In this song the fiddle,guitar, and the banjo are played. The song is fast, it is happy, and there are singing and instruments in the song. Charlie Poole also recorded this song. "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down" teaches you a lesson to not let your deal go down. Doc Watson was born in Deep Gap, North Carolina.
  • Old Joe Clark

    Old Joe Clark
    The performer of the group is Bill Monroe. He recorded this in 1991. The instruments in this song are bass, banjo, fiddle, and guitar. The song is fast. This song is important because some people play it with lyrics and some don't. Other musicians who have recorded this song are the Stanley Brothers. A cool thing about this song is that the lyrics don't make sense.The song makes you feel like eating chicken pie. The song is about a guy who wants to run away. It has singing and instruments.
  • "Cotton Eyed Joe"

    "Cotton Eyed Joe"
    Video of "Cotton Eyed Joe" by Ricky Skaggs and the Chieftains"Cotton Eyed Joe" was recorded by The Cheifans and Ricky Skaggs in 1994. The song is about a guy who had his girl stolen. It was written during the Civil War and was passed down. It has been remixed and now, many are listening to it. Banjos, fiddles, harmonicas, and also singing were inclued in this famous bluegrass song. It makes you feel very country and it makes you want to dance to its fast beat. Others have recorded this song, like The Rednex and Dorthy Scarborough.
  • "Angel Band"

    "Angel Band"
    This song was recorded by Ralph Stanley.The instruments we heard were banjo, fiddle, and guitar.The song has both singing and instruments.The song is about wanting angels to take to your imortal home in heaven.The song makes us feel protected.It was writen in 1860 by William Bradbury who was the composer.Another band that recorded it was the Peasall Sisters. The song tells us that we will see are loved ones agin.We think that the song is slow.
  • The Lnn moris band form

    there most popular song was Youll Never Be The Sun. Their hometown is Lamesa, Texas, and Wichester, Virgina. Their years active is in 1995. the members are Jesse Brock- mandolin David Mclaughin- mandolin Lynn Morris- eduction Ron Stewart-fiddle,quitar, and banjo Marshall Wilborn- bass and vocals. Traditional
  • Cherryholmes Formed

    Ridgetop TN. Popular song Black and White. Cia-guitar Bj- fiddle
    Skip- mandilon Molly-fiddle Sandy- mandolin Jene-bass.Named for Grammy award 2 times.
  • Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike formed

    Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike formed
    Valerie Smith is the singer. Becky Buller plays fiddle, guitar and the banjo. Rebekah Long plays the bass. Ernie Evans plays guitar. Their band won the IBMA, Valerie Smith got nominated for a Grammy, and she got rated artist of the year.
    their band is known for their vocals and fiddlers. Valerie was born in North Kansas city hospital. her middle name is Jean. The band mostly likes to spend late nights together.
  • Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder Formed

    Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder Formed
    They have won 7 Grammy and they have won 8 Instrumental
    Group of the Year Awards. One of their most popular songs is "I'm Ready to Go." At age 5 Ricky Skaggs played mandolin on stage with Bill Monroe. They're known as the flagship practioneers of contemporary bluegrass & one of the styles successful modernists.
  • Mountain Heart Formed

    Mountain Heart Formed
    The members of Mountain Heart are Jim VanCleve who plays the fiddle, Barry Abernahty he plays the banjo, Jason Moore who plays the bass Clay Jones he plays the guitar, Aaron Ramsey and he plays the mandolin. They won a Vocal Group of the year. Mountain Heart is the band that has been fearlessly revelutionating the way they present music. they played at a 6th annual bluegrass concert.David Hallis a really good friend of Mountain Heart.
  • Younder mountain string band

    Younder mountain string band
    The Yonder mountain string band, Jeff Austin playsthe mandoliny Ben kaufmin plays bass, Dave Johnson plays bango, and Adam Aijala plays guitar. The Yonder Mountain String band also plays rock and they have also played by their own set of countless rules. The Yonder Moutain String Band won an award in 2003. Dave Johnson's first band was Giblet Gravy.
  • "Shady Grove"

    "Shady Grove"
    Shady Grove is a folk song so it has no composer. People who have recorded it are Doc Watson, Bill Monroe, Big Jone, William, J.J. calel Kingston Rio, Mydcruchy, Kris Drever, Nick Ogani. It is a fast song about a girl he wants to marry and they meet at Shady Grove. It is played on Guitar and Banjo. It has singing and instuments. It makes you feel Happy, fun, sleepy, good. It is Standard in Bluegrass, Celtic, repertoires of folk. Over 100 people have recorded it.
  • Steep Canyon Rangers Formed

    Steep Canyon Rangers Formed
    They were active for 5 years. Their hometown is North Carolina. Thier popular song was Knob Creek. The members were Mike Guggino and he played the mandolin. Steve Martin played the bango. Charlie Ghramsaip played the bango. Humphry played the bass. They have been nominated for two music awards and then won. Martin was born is Waco, Texas, Martin was an actor, comedian and writer. The bands willingness to bring bluegrass to music lovers has taken them to festivals world wide.
  • "Smoothie Song"

    "Smoothie Song"
    Nickel Creek recorded this fast song using a guitar, bass, banjo, and fiddle, and it is an instrumental only song. This song is tributed to smoothies and also to make you feel calm, free, and excited. It was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental.
  • "O' Death"

    "O' Death"
    Ralph Stanley recorded the song "O' Death." The song is only singing and is very slow. The song is important because Ralph sings with emotion and is in "O' Brother Where Art Thou." The song is sad & full of sorrow, because its about death. Other people who have sang the song are Samuel Barber, Supernatual, Tim Eriker, and JenTurusi.
  • "The Lighthouse's Tale"

    "The Lighthouse's Tale"
    The instruments in the song where banjo, fiddle and guitar.The song by Nickle Creek has singing and istruments.The song is about a mans wife drowned and he gets sad and threw himself out of a lighthouse. It tells a story and the song is fast and slow at the same time.
    A cool fact is two thirds of the people in the song died.
    Johnnie Blend also recorded the song too.
  • Ronda Vincent and the Rage

    Ronda Vincent and the Rage
    Rhonda Vincent was born in Kirksville, Missouri. Bluegrass was the family buisness. They all played and sang in a band called The Family Gospel. Now that she is in her own band, her most popular song is "Good Things Going." In her band, there are 5 people. Ronda Vincent: singer, Aaron McDaris: banjo, Ben Helson: guitar, Hunter Berry: fiddle, Mickey Harris: bass.
  • "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow"

    "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow"
    This song has no composer. The year the song was recorded was 2002. The instuments you hear in the song are a guitar and a mandilan.In the song it is fast, but also sad.The song is about being sad all your days. A very cool fact about the song is that "A Man Of Constant Sorrow" is probaly two or three hundred years old. Another musician that recorded the song was Ralph Stanley. The song is important is because the song was in the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou."
  • "Down to the River to Pray"

    "Down to the River to Pray"
    This song was recorded by Alison Krauss and includes no instruments. It is a slow song about going to pray in the river. The song makes us feel relieved of my sins because it talks about getting baptized. A cool fact about this song is that it was used in the movie "O' Brother Where Are Thou". Another artist that recorded this song was the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
  • The Grascals Formed

    The Grascals Formed
    Their hometown is Nashville, Tennesee. The members are Terry Eldredge on guitar, Jamie Johnson on guitar, Terry Smith on bass, Danny Roberts on mandolin, Kristen Scott Benson on banjo, and Jeremy Abshire on fiddle! They changed the style of bluegrass by giving it a Rock and Roll kind of style. The Grascals were named Bluegrass band of the year on February 8, 2008. They also got album of the year in 2006. One of their popular songs is Me, John and Paul! They have also appeared on the Late Show.
  • "Pig In A Pen"

    "Pig In A Pen"
    This song is fast and has been played by many bluegrass musicians. A cool fact about this song is it's actually not about a pig in a pen. It is a happy song. Another musician that has recorded this song is Hershel Muncy. This song is about a man that is trying to sweeten his lady by being nice and spoiling her. In this song there is singing and instruments and the instruments include the banjo, a mandolin, and a guitar.
  • Punch Brothers Formed

    The members are chris eldirge guitar paul kowert bass noam pickleny banjo chris thio mandilane gabe witer fiddle.Music career
  • "Sourwood Mountain"

    "Sourwood Mountain"
    The Carolina Choclolate Drops recorded it. It is a fast song and many people can't get the words right. The instruments are the fiddle, banjo, guitar, and jug. There is also singing in it. It is an upbeat and happy song. A lot of people listen to this big hit. Many people have recorded this song such as the Hillbilly Gypsies, Fox Hunt, Chris Berry, Bobby H., and Wade W. The song is mostly about falling in love or getting his love back.
  • "The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn"

    "The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn"
    Nobody knows who composed the song, but it was recorded in 2007 by the Union Station and Alison Krauss. The instruments included are an acoustic guitar, banjo, and fiddle. The song starts slow, then gets faster. It tells about the life of a farmer. Robert Plant is another musician who sang this song. It makes you feel happy. It is about a lazy farmer wouldn't hoe corn. The song includes both instruments and singing. One interesting fact is that it is a true story.
  • The Nashville Bluegrass Band Formed

  • "The Fox"

    "The Fox"
    Composer:Christopher Fox.
    Year Recorded:10-27-2007

    Performer/Group:Nickel Creek The insturuments used in this song are mandlin, guitar, and the violin. This song is fast. This song has singing and instruments. This song is about a fox hunting a town. This song makes me feel nice and relaxed. One fact about this song is that the song has almost made it to the stage where it is a picture book. Some other people have recorded this song like Charlie Zanm, Timheart Odeta, and John Rertwee.
  • "Black-Eyed Susie"

    "Black-Eyed Susie"
    Ralph Stanley performed it.The instruments in the song were fiddle, guitar, bass, banjo. The song has singing.
    The song is about Black-Eyed Susie. It is a happy song. Another name for it is "Green Corn."This song was transported to the USA from the British Isles. "Black-Eyed Susie" is well know across South and the Midwest. The song is fast.
  • "Shukin' the Corn"

    "Shukin' the Corn"
    This is a fast song with a banjo, acoustic guitar, and the bass. This song only has instruments. It was a slave song that was recorded a year ago. Dan Tyminski sang the song. Dan Nunn, Don Allen, and Tony Trishka also sang this song. The song made me sleepy and is about taking the husk of the corn cob.