Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
Are you wanting bluegrass, or are you wanting bands that sound like Mumford & Sons? There's a big difference.
Right, I just read this thread and Mumford & Sons have some Bluegrass leanings, I would never put them in with any of the classic bluegrass artists...I would think they fall more into the FOLK or NEWGRASS genres.
I find them pretty comparable to bands like The Lumineers, The Wedding Band and Of Monsters and Men...you may even venture out to someone like Sufjan Stevens, Sam Phillips, St Lola in the Fields, Phil Madeira, The Civil Wars, Over The Rhine, Julie Miller and Buddy Miller.
Again, make sure your daughter is into Bluegrass which is more twangy than folk...they use the same instruments but folk can get sort of trippy when it wants too. And if she does like Bluegrass, make sure you know if it is Bluegrass or Newgrass/Americana. Allison Krauss and Union Station, Nickle Creek, Mutual Admiration Society and The Greencards are in the Newgrass vein...Americana type artists would be Wilco, Iron & Wine, Fleet Foxes and the sort.
Hope this is helpful.