American country banjoists

Posted Mar 20, 2010
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  1. Taylor Swift
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    Taylor Swift

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    Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. The release of Swift's eponymous debut album in 2006 marked the start of her career as a country music singer. Her third single, "Our Song", made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart.


  2. Eric Church
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    Eric Church

    120,797 views

    Kenneth Eric Church (born May 3, 1977), known professionally as Eric Church, is an American country music singer and songwriter. Signed to Capitol Records since 2005, he has since released a total of four studio albums for that label. His debut album, 2006's Sinners Like Me, produced four singles on the Billboard country charts including the Top 20 hits "How 'Bout You", "Two Pink Lines", and "Guys Like Me".


  3. Grandpa Jones
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    Grandpa Jones

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    Louis Marshall Jones (October 20, 1913 – February 19, 1998), known professionally as Grandpa Jones, was an American banjo player and "old time" country and gospel music singer. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.


  4. Bernie Leadon
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    Bernie Leadon

    3,341 views

    Bernard Mathew "Bernie" Leadon III (pronounced led-un; born July 19, 1947) is an American musician and songwriter, best known as a founding member of the Eagles. Prior to the Eagles, he was a member of three pioneering and highly influential country rock bands, Hearts & Flowers, Dillard & Clark and the Flying Burrito Brothers. He is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, banjo, mandolin, steel guitar, dobro) coming from a bluegrass background. He introduced elements of this music to a mainstream audience during his tenure with the Eagles.


  5. Earl Scruggs
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    Earl Scruggs

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    Earl Eugene Scruggs (January 6, 1924 – March 28, 2012) was an American musician noted for perfecting and popularizing a three-finger banjo-picking style (now called "Scruggs style") that is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music.


  6. Abra Moore
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    Abra Moore

    561 views

    Abra Moore (born June 8, 1969 in San Diego, California) is a folk-styled rock singer-songwriter. Her 1997 album Strangest Places included the hit "Four Leaf Clover", which received airplay in Midwest U.S. radio markets and VH1 and MTV2 rotation, and charted on the Billboard Hot 100.


  7. Don Reno
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    Don Reno

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    Don Wesley Reno (February 21, 1926 – October 16, 1984) was an American bluegrass and country musician best known as a banjo player in partnership with Red Smiley, and later with guitarist Bill Harrell.


  8. Bela Fleck
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    Bela Fleck

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    Béla Anton Leoš Fleck (born July 10, 1958) is an American banjo player. Widely acknowledged as one of the world's most innovative and technically proficient banjo players, he is best known for his work with the bands New Grass Revival and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones.


  9. Uncle Dave Macon
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    Uncle Dave Macon

    176 views

    Uncle Dave Macon (October 7, 1870 – March 22, 1952), born David Harrison Macon—also known as "The Dixie Dewdrop"—was an American old-time banjo player, singer, songwriter, and comedian. Known for his chin whiskers, plug hat, gold teeth, and gates-ajar collar, he gained regional fame as a vaudeville performer in the early 1920s before becoming the first star of the Grand Ole Opry in the latter half of the decade.


  10. Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith
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    Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith

    127 views

    Arthur Smith (April 1, 1921 – April 3, 2014) was an American musician, songwriter, and producer of records, as well as a radio and TV host. Smith produced radio and TV shows; The Arthur Smith Show was the first nationally syndicated country music show on television. After moving to Charlotte, North Carolina, Smith developed and ran the first commercial recording studio in the Southeast.


  11. Jimmie Driftwood
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    Jimmie Driftwood

    67 views

    James Corbitt Morris (June 20, 1907 – July 12, 1998), known professionally as Jimmy Driftwood or Jimmie Driftwood, was a prolific American folk music songwriter and musician, most famous for his songs "The Battle of New Orleans" and "Tennessee Stud". Driftwood wrote more than 6,000 folk songs, of which more than 300 were recorded by various musicians.


  12. Bryan Sutton
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    Bryan Sutton

    44 views

    Bryan Sutton is an American musician. Primarily known as a flatpicked acoustic guitar player, Sutton also plays many other instruments including mandolin, banjo, and electric guitar.


  13. Abigail Washburn
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    Abigail Washburn

    52 views

    Abigail Washburn (born November 10, 1977) is an American clawhammer banjo player and singer. She performs and records as a soloist, as well as with the old-time bands Uncle Earl and Sparrow Quartet, experimental group The Wu Force, and as a duo with her husband Béla Fleck.


  14. Tony Trischka
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    Tony Trischka

    29 views


  15. Moonshine Kate
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    Moonshine Kate

    39 views

    Moonshine Kate (born Rosa Lee Carson, October 10, 1909, Atlanta, Georgia - 1992, Bainbridge, Georgia) was an American country and folk guitarist and banjo player who is best-known for recording with her father Fiddlin' John Carson and his band, the Virginia Reelers. Kate was among the earliest recorded women in country music, and arguably her best remembered song was a rendition of her father's composition, "Little Mary Phagan".


  16. Carl Jackson
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    Carl Jackson

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    Carl Eugene Jackson (born September 18, 1953) is an American country and bluegrass musician. Jackson's first Grammy was awarded in 1992 for his duet album with John Starling titled "Spring Training." In 2003 Jackson produced the Grammy Award-winning CD titled Livin', Lovin', Losin': Songs of the Louvin Brothers - a tribute to Ira and Charlie Louvin. He also recorded one of the songs on the CD, a collection of duets featuring such artists as James Taylor, Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, and others.


  17. Frank Rogers
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    Frank Rogers

    16 views

    Frank Mandeville Rogers V (born in Florence, South Carolina) is an American record producer, songwriter and session musician. In 1990, Rogers made the trek to Nashville, attending Belmont University and graduating with a Music Business degree. While at Belmont, he met friend and future collaborator Brad Paisley. After graduation, Rogers went to work for EMI Nashville Productions and opened up Sea Gayle Music Publishing with Paisley and Chris DuBois. The successful publishing company, where all three writers write, has had over 300 cuts and 28 number one songs. The three business partners, in late 2009, also teamed up with Sony Nashville to form Sea Gayle Records, with a roster that includes Jerrod Niemann.


  18. Nathan Chapman (record producer)
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    Nathan Chapman (record producer)

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    Nathan Chapman is an American record producer who works in the field of country music. He is known primarily for working with Taylor Swift, having produced her albums Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now and Red. The former was also the first album that he produced. He is a 2001 graduate of Lee University.


  19. Tom Paley
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    Tom Paley

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    Thomas T. "Tom" Paley (born March 19, 1928) is an American guitarist, banjo and fiddle player. He is best known for his work with the New Lost City Ramblers in the 1950s and 1960s.


  20. Roscoe Holcomb
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    Roscoe Holcomb

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    Roscoe Holcomb, (born as Roscoe Halcomb September 5, 1912 – died February 1, 1981) was an American singer, banjo player, and guitarist from Daisy, Kentucky. A prominent figure in Appalachian folk music, Holcomb was the inspiration for the term "high, lonesome sound," coined by folklorist and friend John Cohen. The "high lonesome sound" term is now used to describe bluegrass singing, although Holcomb was not, strictly speaking, a bluegrass performer.


  21. Charlie Worsham
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    Charlie Worsham

    13 views


  22. Bill Keith (musician)
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    Bill Keith (musician)

    8 views

    William Bradford "Bill" Keith (December 20, 1939 – October 23, 2015) was a five-string banjoist who made a significant contribution to the stylistic development of the instrument. In the 1960s he introduced a variation on the popular "Scruggs style" of banjo playing (an integral element of bluegrass music) which would soon become known as melodic style, or "Keith style".


  23. Jessie Baker
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    Jessie Baker

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    Jessie Baker (born February 7, 1991) is an American musician known for playing bluegrass banjo. He describes his playing as "Scruggs-style and Don Reno." He currently resides in Georgetown, Kentucky. Jesse started banjo lessons in 2002, and went on to lead his family's band, "The Baker Boys."


  24. Chris Sharp
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    Chris Sharp

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    Chris Sharp (born 1973 in Asheville, North Carolina, United States) is an American singer and musician, who participated in the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack of O Brother, Where Art Thou.


  25. Pete Wernick
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    Pete Wernick

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    Pete Wernick, (born February 25, 1946) also known by many as "Dr. Banjo", is an American musician.


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