Playlist: Best of 1970s Bluegrass

The 1970s was a decade of transformation for bluegrass music. As the genre’s forefathers—including Bill Monroe and Mac Wiseman—continued to innovate, new arrivals to the music started to tug bluegrass in new and exciting directions. The nascent careers of David Grisman, Hot Rise, Bela Fleck—artists who continue to define the genre today—began in this decade. Many legends, including Larry Sparks and the Country Gentlemen, cemented their status in the seventies as well. Enjoy this curated list of some of the best bluegrass from the 1970s!

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