Would be interested to hear some peoples favorite players. I never did see Bill Monroe so can't comment on him.
Jeff Austin with Yonder Mountain string band is certainly an exciting player to see live but technically who knows. Same for Drew Emitt and Sam Bush.
The guy who blew me away live was David Grisman. He has been around a long time of course but seems under appreciated or is that just my imagination ?
Thoughts from the peanut gallery ?