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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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  1. 51
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    Americana, Jazz, Bluegrass More
  2. 52
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    Cornmeal

    Jam band, Bluegrass More
  3. 53
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    Classical music, Progressive bluegrass, Jazz More
  4. 54
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    Reno and Smiley

    Bluegrass More
  5. 55
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    Bluegrass More
  6. 56
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    The Lilly Brothers

    Bluegrass More
  7. 57
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    Farmers Market

    Folk music, Classical music, Jazz More
  8. 58
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    Bluegrass, Country More
  9. 59
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    Folk music, Bluegrass, Country More
  10. 60
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    Bluegrass More
  11. 61
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    The Coal Porters

    Bluegrass, Country More
  12. 62
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    Dubstep, Jug band, Country pop More
  13. 63
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    Bluegrass More
  14. 64
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    Bluegrass More
  15. 65
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    Sweet Sunny South

    Bluegrass More
  16. 66
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    Pop music, Folk music, Old-time music More
  17. 67
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    Folk music, Bluegrass, Country More
  18. 68
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    The Chuck Wagon Gang

    Bluegrass, Southern Gospel More
  19. 69
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    Rock music, Folk music, Bluegrass More
  20. 70
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    Folk music, Bluegrass More
  21. 71
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    Bluegrass, Country More
  22. 72
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    Bluegrass More
  23. 73
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    Bluegrass More
  24. 74
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    Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass, Country More
  25. 75
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    Bluegrass,Progressive bluegrass More
  26. 76
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    Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass More
  27. 77
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    Bluegrass More
  28. 78
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    Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass More
  29. 79
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    Bluegrass More
  30. 80
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    Jazz fusion, Jazz, Bluegrass More
  31. 81
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    Ragtime, Rock music, Rhythm and blues More
  32. 82
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    Folk music, Americana, Bluegrass More
  33. 83
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    Lost & Found

  34. 84
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    Blue Mountain Highway

    Bluegrass More
    added by: BluemtnHighway
    Bluegrass
  35. 85
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    Bluegrass, Country More
  36. 86
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    Monroeville

    added by: LorettaLightningbolt
  37. 87
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    Boys from Indiana

  38. 88
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    Old-time music, Gospel music, Country More
    added by: DebbyHood
  39. 89
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    Folk rock, Bluegrass More
  40. 90
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    Acoustic music, Old-time music, Bluegrass More
  41. 91
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    Folk music, Bluegrass More
  42. 92
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    The Earl Brothers

    bluegrass More
    added by: shelbyash
  43. 93
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    Black Prairie

    Bluegrass More
  44. 94
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    Christian music, Gospel music, Country More
    added by: DebbyHood
  45. 95
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    Russ Barenberg

    Bluegrass, Traditional bluegrass More
  46. 96
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    Bluegrass, Country More
  47. 97
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    Klezmer, Pop music, Traditional music More
  48. 98
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    Iron Horse

    Rock music, Bluegrass More
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    George Shuffler

    Bluegrass More
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    Curly Ray Cline

    Old-time music, Bluegrass More
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