J.D. Crowe & the New South circa 1975. Best bluegrass group ever? You can certainly make a strong argument that they were. Consisting of the banjo master himself along with Tony Rice on vocals/guitar, Ricky Skaggs on vocals/mandolin, Bobby Slone on fiddle/upright bass, and Jerry Douglas on dobro, the New South at this time was a supergroup for sure. Each of these gentlemen will surely be members of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame (Crowe already is). The video below is of "The Old Home Place," one of their most well known songs from the classic 1975 self-titled album.