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The Americanos

Declaring themselves “indie root base” and support it up with mandolin, banjo, and harp, the Americanos are from Toledo, Ohio. Produced in 2008 by vocalist/songwriter A.J. Szozda and guitarist Mick Mason, the duo afterwards added upright bassist Steve Knurek, after that multi-instrumentalist Tom Goodwin, who was simply skilled on from …

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Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band

The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Music group were formed in 1969 by Mic and Jim Conway of Melbourne, Australia. Although their dad was a wool product owner, the brothers Conway was raised in a family group with professional ties to vaudeville, movie theater, and opera. Motivated by their parents’ assortment of …

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Noam Pikelny

A virtuoso five-string banjo participant, Noam Pikelny was created Feb 27, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois. His youth, he has stated lightheartedly, was divide between your Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field as well as the Aged Town College of Folk Music. He had been playing in traditional bluegrass rings while he was …

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Henry Reed

Fiddler (he also played banjo and harmonica) Wayne Henry Neel Reed was created Apr 28, 1884, inside a typically rural Appalachian environment within the Monroe Region area of southeastern Western Virginia. His history combined origins from Ireland on his father’s part to the indigenous American history of his grandmother. As …

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Hazel Dickens

Protest and folksinger Hazel Dickens was raised the eighth of 11 kids in a big, poor mining family members in Western Virginia, and she used components of nation and bluegrass to pass on truth on the subject of two causes near her center: the plight of nonunionized mineworkers and feminism, …

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Punch Brothers

After Nickel Creek disbanded in 2007, mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile assembled an all-star quintet called Punch Brothers (the name originates from the Tag Twain short story Punch, Brothers, Punch!) with guitarist Chris Eldridge, previously from the Infamous Stringdusters; bassist Greg Garrison, that has used Ron Kilometers and Leftover Salmon; banjo …

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Harry Smith

b. Harry Everett Smith, 29 Might 1923, Portland, Oregon, USA, d. 27 November 1991, NEW YORK, NY, USA. Smith acquired a lifelong curiosity about the occult and arcane, learning to be a Thelemite, and students of shamanic rituals from the Lummi people and of the Enochian program. In 1986 he …

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Gid Tanner

The Skillet Lickers were perhaps one of the most important and influential string rings from the ’20s and ’30s. Led by fiddler Gid Tanner, the music group combined old-timey nation music using a wacky love of life and showmanship that produced the group perhaps one of the most well-known nation …

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Tom “Blue Coat” Nelson

Blues fiddler “Blue Coating” Tom Nelson, named for the blue army coat he always wore, hailed from Vicksburg, MS. He led an area string music group there, including guitarist T.C. Johnson. In 1928, “Blue Layer” journeyed to Memphis to record at Okeh’s field studio room (just times after Lonnie Johnson …

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Burnett & Rutherford

Richard Burnett (vocals, guitar, banjo) and Leonard Rutherford (fiddle) were a well-known string band duo in southern central Kentucky within the 1920s and 1930s, plus they stayed energetic as performers in to the 1950s. They’re most widely known for the archaic-sounding ballad “Willie Moore,” that was included on Harry Smith’s …

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