The Ramblers planted the rural seeds of the ’60s
"Its not entirely an exaggeration to say that the 1960s happened because of the New Lost City Ramblers. The folk-music boom was the direct consequence of their having introduced urban audiences to such rural masters as Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, Mississippi John Hurt, and Doc Watson. In Chronicles, his autobiography, Bob Dylan claims he started writing songs because he couldn’t play traditional music as well as Seeger did. Half the cover tunes in the Grateful Dead songbook were learned from Ramblers records."