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The Best Bluegrass Bands/Artists

Bluegrass artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good bluegrass bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top bluegrass bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Bluegrass groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all bluegrass bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest bluegrass bands of all time, since the most famous bluegrass artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best bluegrass music.

You can click on the bluegrass band names to see more information about that particular notable bluegrass group. If they're near the top of the best bluegrass artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top bluegrass bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the bluegrass band names themselves.

This is a list that features items like Dave Matthews Band and Jerry Garcia. What's your favorite item on this list? Upvote it and a few more you like to see your opinions impact the order. If you're not a fan of Dolly Parton or The Avett Brothers, then vote those down so that the list takes your preferences into account.

All important, significant and iconic names in bluegrass music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new bluegrass bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of bluegrass, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into bluegrass music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good bluegrass bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent bluegrass bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best bluegrass bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest bluegrass musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular bluegrass bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass More
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    Traditional bluegrass, Bluegrass, Gospel music More
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    Bluegrass, Gospel music More
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    Bluegrass, Country More
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    Folk music, Bluegrass, Gospel music More
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    Bluegrass, Gospel music, Country More
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    Bluegrass, Gospel music, Country More
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    Folk music, Bluegrass, Gospel music More
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    Traditional bluegrass, Old-time music, Bluegrass More
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    Americana, Folk music, Old-time music More
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    Country pop, Country rock, Honky-tonk More
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    Bluegrass More
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    Bluegrass More
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    Bluegrass, Southern Gospel More
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    Bluegrass More
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    Bluegrass, Country More
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    Bluegrass More
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    Folk music, Bluegrass, Country More
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    The Dillards

    Rock music More
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    Jim and Jesse

    Bluegrass More
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    Bluegrass, Country More
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    Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass, Country More
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    Folk music, Folk rock, Bluegrass More
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    Folk music, Jam band, Bluegrass More
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    J.D. Crowe and the New South

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    Old-time music, Bluegrass, Country More
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    Folk music, Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass More
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    Folk music, Classical music, Progressive bluegrass More
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    Americana, Folk music, Progressive bluegrass More
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    added by: Clark Benson
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    Mountain Heart

    Acoustic music, Bluegrass, Country More
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    Acoustic music, Progressive bluegrass, Country More
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    Bluegrass, Country More
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    Lonesome River Band

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    Bluegrass, Country More
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    Folk music, Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass More
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    Bluegrass More
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    American Primitivism, Americana, Rock music More
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    Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass More
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    Ballad, Country pop, Pop music More
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    Bluegrass, Country More
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    Rock music, Country rock, Bluegrass More
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    Folk music, Old-time music, Progressive bluegrass More
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    Americana, Bluegrass, Country More
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    Pop music, Jazz fusion, Progressive bluegrass More
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