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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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    Americana, Jazz, Bluegrass More
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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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    Bluegrass More
  7. 57
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    The Lilly Brothers

    Bluegrass More
  8. 58
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    Farmers Market

    Folk music, Classical music, Jazz More
  9. 59
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    Folk music, Bluegrass More
  10. 60
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    Bluegrass, Country More
  11. 61
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    Bluegrass, Country More
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    Folk music, Bluegrass, Country More
  13. 63
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    Bluegrass More
  14. 64
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    The Coal Porters

    Bluegrass, Country More
  15. 65
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    Ballad, Country pop, Pop music More
  16. 66
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    Bluegrass More
  17. 67
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    Bluegrass More
  18. 68
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    Sweet Sunny South

    Bluegrass More
  19. 69
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    Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass More
  20. 70
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    Folk music, Bluegrass, Country More
  21. 71
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    The Chuck Wagon Gang

    Bluegrass, Southern Gospel More
  22. 72
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    Rock music, Folk music, Bluegrass More
  23. 73
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    Bluegrass, Country More
  24. 74
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    Boys from Indiana

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    Lost & Found

  26. 76
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    Bluegrass More
  27. 77
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    The Nashville Bluegrass Band

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    Christian country music, Bluegrass, Country More
  29. 79
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    Bluegrass, Country More
  30. 80
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    Jerry Salley

    Bluegrass, Country More
  31. 81
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    Bluegrass,Progressive bluegrass More
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    Bluegrass More
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    Bluegrass More
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    Bluegrass More
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    Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass More
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    Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass, Country More
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    Folk music, Bluegrass, Country More
  38. 88
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    Jazz fusion, Jazz, Bluegrass More
  39. 89
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    Ragtime, Rock music, Rhythm and blues More
  40. 90
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    Folk music, Americana, Bluegrass More
  41. 91
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    Bluegrass, Country More
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    Black Prairie

    Bluegrass More
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    Blue Mountain Highway

    Bluegrass More
    added by: BluemtnHighway
    Bluegrass
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    Monroeville

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    Old-time music, Gospel music, Country More
    added by: DebbyHood
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    Acoustic music, Old-time music, Bluegrass More
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    The Earl Brothers

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    Folk rock, Bluegrass More
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    Folk music, Bluegrass More
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    Christian music, Gospel music, Country More
    added by: DebbyHood
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