The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists Bands/Musicians

The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists

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

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

List is made up of a variety of new age bluegrass artist, including The String Cheese Incident and Keller Williams. Rank your favorites using the thumbs up and thumbs down buttons. Give a thumbs down to artists like Railroad Earth and Yonder Mountain String Band if you don't like them and a thumbs up if you do.

All important, significant and iconic names in progressive 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 progressive 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 progressive bluegrass, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into progressive 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 progressive bluegrass bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent progressive bluegrass bands.

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

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    Trouble, Blue Sky and the Devil, Songs From a Ghost Town

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    So Long So Wrong, New Favorite, Paper Airplane

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    Punch, Who's Feeling Young Now?, Antifogmatic

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    Old Hands, Elevation, Yonder Mountain String Band

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    Five Interstates, Live: All Access, Volume 1

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    Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From the Acoustic Planet, Volume 3: Africa ...

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    Why Should the Fire Die?, This Side, Nickel Creek

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    I’m a Stranger Here, The Devil Makes Three, Do Wrong Right

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    Traditional Ties, Radio Boogie, Untold Stories

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    The Good Life, The Black Bear Sessions, Amen Corner

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    Punch, Not All Who Wander Are Lost, Stealing Second

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    Let It Go, Fork in the Road, The Infamous Stringdusters

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    Raising Sand, So Long So Wrong, Paper Airplane

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    The Mountain, The Company We Keep, Del and the Boys

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    Barton Hollow, Live at Eddie's Attic, The Civil Wars

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    One Step Closer, Breathe, Untying the Not

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    Home, Laugh, Freek

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    Quartet, You Were There for Me, The Rowans

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    Uncommon Ritual, Short Trip Home, At Home and on the Range: The Duo Live ...

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    Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail

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    Down Side Up, Party Shack, Stupid Today

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    Across the Bridge, Long Road, Freedom Ride

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    John Prine, A John Prine Christmas, Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings

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    26 Miles, Blinders On, Let It Fall

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    What Did He Say?, Extraction, A Show of Hands

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    Crying in the Chapel, Country Songs, Old and New

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    Best of the Boots 2004 (disc 1), Noble Creatures, Ghosts of Hallelujah

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    The Rowans, Jubilation, Livin' the Life

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    Dark Skies, Empty Pockets, Come on In

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    Firecracker, Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, The Wailin' Jennys

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    Here Today, Way Out West, Southwest

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