The Dillards

By J Poet

The Dillards were one of the first hard-core bluegrass groups to break into the mainstream, popularizing the style during the folk revival of the early 60s and the progressive “newgrass” movement of the 70s. They appeared in six episodes of The Andy Griffith Show as The Darlings, bringing their music to a nationwide audince that had little exposure to authentic old time music and bluegrass, although they have said many times that they don’t identify as “authentic” bluegrass pickers.  They used electric instruments to play bluegrass as early as 1964 which... Read More

Genre:
Country, Bluegrass, Traditional Bluegrass
City Of Origin:
Salem, ,Missouri United States
Formed Date:
1960
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