The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists Bands/Musicians

The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

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Old-time music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good old-time music 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 old-time music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Old-time music 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 old-time music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest old-time music bands of all time, since the most famous old music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best old-time music music.

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

This list below has everything from Old Crow Medicine Show to Gillian Welch. Vote for the best artists on the list to see them rise to the top. What's better, Maybelle Carter or Ralph Stanley?

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

The list includes all new old-time music 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 old-time music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into old-time music 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 old-time music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent old-time music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best old-time music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest old-time music 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 old-time music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Americana, Folk music, Old-time music

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    Old-time music, Bluegrass, Country

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    Clark Kessinger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

    Old-time music

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    American Primitivism, Americana, Rock music

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    Gid Tanner & His Skillet Licke... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

    Old-time music, Country

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    Stephen Seifert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

    Folk music, Classical music, Old-time music

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    Americana, Old-time music

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    G. B. Grayson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists
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    Folk music, Old-time music, Bluegrass

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    Gypsy Gyppo String Band is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists
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    Folk music, Old-time music, Progressive bluegrass

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    Old-time music, Country

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    Ernie Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

    Old-time music

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    Folk music, Folk rock, Old-time music

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    Old-time music

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    Old-time music

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    The Monroe Brothers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

    Old-time music

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    Folk music, Old-time music

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    Riley Puckett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

    Old-time music, Country

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    J.E. Mainer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

    Old-time music

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    Traditional bluegrass, Old-time music, Bluegrass

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    The Chuck Wagon Gang is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

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    Bluegrass, Southern Gospel

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    American Primitivism, Americana, Folk music

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    The New Lost City Ramblers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

    Folk music, Old-time music

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    Old-time music

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    Folk music, Old-time music

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    Charlie Higgins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists
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    Old-time music, Country

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    Maybelle Carter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

    Old-time music, Gospel music, Country

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    Homer

    Old-time music, Bluegrass

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    French Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

    Old-time music

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    Traditional bluegrass, Old-time music, Bluegrass

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    Kyle Creed is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists
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    Old-time music, Country

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    Curly Ray Cline is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

    Old-time music, Bluegrass

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    Charlie Monroe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

    Old-time music

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    McGee Brothers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

    Old-time music, Country, Blues

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    Old-time music

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    Shelt Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

    Old-time music

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    Kristin Andreassen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

    Americana, Old-time music

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    Chubby Parker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

    Folk music, Old-time music, Country

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    Dan Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

    Old-time music

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    Old-time music, Country

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    Uncle Jimmy Thompson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

    Old-time music

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    Folk music, Folk rock, Old-time music

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    Old-time music, Bluegrass

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    Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists

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    Earl Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Old-time Music Bands/Artists
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    Old-time music, Country

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