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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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Infamous Stringdusters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Infamous Stringdusters Folk music, Jam band Bluegrass

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Greensky Bluegrass is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Greensky Bluegrass Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

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Trampled By Turtles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Trampled By Turtles Bluegrass, Alternative country Indie folk

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Sam Bush is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Sam Bush Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass

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Punch Brothers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Punch Brothers Classical music, Acoustic music Progressive bluegrass

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Alison Krauss & Union Station is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Alison Krauss & Union Station Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass

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Yonder Mountain String Band is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Yonder Mountain String Band Progressive bluegrass, Jam band Country

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The Devil Makes Three is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
The Devil Makes Three Acoustic music, Old-time music Progressive bluegrass

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Chris Thile is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Chris Thile Folk music, Classical music Progressive bluegrass

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Nickel Creek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Nickel Creek Acoustic music, Progressive bluegrass Country

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Béla Fleck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Béla Fleck Rock music, Folk music Folk rock

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Railroad Earth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Railroad Earth Americana, Rock music Progressive bluegrass

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Béla Fleck and the Flecktones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones Pop music, Jazz fusion Progressive bluegrass

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New Grass Revival is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
New Grass Revival Progressive bluegrass, Country

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Alison Krauss is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Alison Krauss Christian music, Folk music Progressive bluegrass

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David Grisman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
David Grisman Americana, Folk music Progressive bluegrass

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Sarah Jarosz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Sarah Jarosz Folk music, Old-time music Progressive bluegrass

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Chris Eldridge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Chris Eldridge Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass

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Del McCoury Band is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Del McCoury Band Progressive bluegrass, Jam band Bluegrass

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Hot Rize is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Hot Rize Folk music, Progressive bluegrass Bluegrass

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Crooked Still is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Crooked Still Folk music, Progressive bluegrass

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The Seldom Scene is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
The Seldom Scene Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass Country

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Sara Watkins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Sara Watkins Folk music, Progressive bluegrass Bluegrass

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Edgar Meyer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Edgar Meyer World music, Classical music Progressive bluegrass

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The String Cheese Incident is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
The String Cheese Incident Neo-psychedelia, Progressive bluegrass Jam band

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The SteelDrivers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
The SteelDrivers Bluegrass

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Noam Pikelny is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Noam Pikelny Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass

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The Civil Wars is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
The Civil Wars Americana, Folk music Folk rock

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The Greencards is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
The Greencards Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass Country

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Peter Rowan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Peter Rowan Folk music, Folk rock Country rock

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Jeff Austin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Jeff Austin Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

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Keller Williams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Keller Williams Rock music, Folk music Reggae

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Old Man Markley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Old Man Markley Bluegrass, Punk rock

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Darol Anger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Darol Anger New Age music, Folk music Progressive bluegrass

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Mike Marshall is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Mike Marshall Classical music, Progressive bluegrass Jazz

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John Prine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
John Prine Folk music, Progressive bluegrass Country

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Drew Emmitt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Drew Emmitt Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

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Sean Watkins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Sean Watkins Folk music, Progressive bluegrass Country

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Victor Wooten is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Victor Wooten Rock music, Jazz fusion Progressive bluegrass

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J. D. Crowe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
J. D. Crowe Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass

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The Country Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
The Country Gentlemen Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass Country

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The Gourds is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
The Gourds Progressive bluegrass, Alternative country

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Blue Highway is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Blue Highway Bluegrass, Southern Gospel Country

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The Wailin' Jennys is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
The Wailin' Jennys Traditional music, Folk music Folk rock

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The Lil Smokies is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
The Lil Smokies

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The Cherryholmes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists

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The Rowans is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
The Rowans Folk rock, Country rock Progressive bluegrass

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Gabe Witcher is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists
Gabe Witcher Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass

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Cabinet is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists

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Yarn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists