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Lucinda Williams - 100% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 January 1953, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. Her father, Miller Williams, is a professor of literature and a professional poet, but it was her mother, a music graduate, who influenced Lucinda the most. After a period spent travelling in the early 70s, Williams concentrated on playing folk clubs in Texas, mixing traditional blues and folk songs with original material. She r Read more

Natalie Merchant - 86% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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26 October 1963, Jamestown, New York, USA. Having originally sung in a church choir, Merchant joined the highly regarded 10, 000 Maniacs in 1981 while studying at Jamestown Community College in New York. She would eventually leave that band over a decade later in 1992, three years before she made her solo bow. Merchant self-evidently relished the control afforded her by this Read more

Patty Griffin - 80% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 March 1964, Old Town, Maine, USA. This US singer-songwriter made her name on the Boston/Cambridge folk scene in the mid-90s, leading to a major label recording contract with A&M Records. Griffin began writing songs as a teenager but at this point in her life was more interested in athletics than music. By the time she relocated to Boston she was married to musician Ni Read more

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Bruce Cockburn - 78% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 May 1945, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This guitarist and singer-songwriter has long been heralded as Canada’s best-kept secret. After studying briefly at the Berklee College Of Music, Cockburn began his career in the mid-60s as a member of the Children. He played with a number of other Canadian bands including the Esquires, the Flying Circus, Olivus and 3’s A Crowd Read more

Shawn Colvin - 75% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Shanna Colvin, 10 January 1956, Vermillion, South Dakota, USA. A singer-songwriter in the tradition of her teen idol Joni Mitchell, Colvin was of considerable age before she recorded her first songs. Backed by fellow guitarist and songwriting partner John Leventhal (later a collaborator with Marc Cohn), her debut pulled together arresting material with an understated approac Read more

Harry Manx - 74% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Blues
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John Hiatt - 73% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 August 1952, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The archetypal musicians’ musician, John Hiatt is a powerful singer, guitarist and talented songwriter whose material has been recorded by various acts, including Dr. Feelgood, Searchers, Iggy Pop, Three Dog Night, Desert Rose Band, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Nick Lowe, Rick Nelson and the Neville Brothers. Hiatt started out in Read more

10,000 Maniacs - 72% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US band originally comprised enigmatic vocalist Natalie Merchant (26 October 1963, Jamestown, New York, USA), backed by Robert Buck (b. 1958, Jamestown, New York, USA, d. 19 December 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; guitar), John Lombardo (b. 30 September 1952; guitar), Dennis Drew (b. 8 August 1957; keyboards) and Steven Gustafson (b. 10 April 1957; bass). Merchant Read more

Bodeans - 70% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Cracker - 70% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A rowdy update of the 70s Californian folk rock fraternity, Cracker are fronted by Redlands natives David Lowery (10 October 1960, San Antonio, USA; formerly the founder of skewed rock architects Camper Van Beethoven) and fellow guitarist Johnny Hickman. Vocalist Lowery had been recording offbeat pop songs from the age of 16, issuing a number of tapes before joining covers b Read more

Los Lobos - 70% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Latin Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Los Lobos are the undisputed leaders of the Tex-Mex brand of rock ‘n’ roll, which is Latin-based Chicano music built around accordion and guitar. They were formed in 1973 in Los Angeles by César Rosas (26 September 1954; vocals, guitar, mandolin), David Hidalgo (b. 6 October 1954; vocals, guitar, accordion), Luis (Louie) Pérez (b. 29 January 1953; dru Read more

Over the Rhine - 64% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Linford Detweiler (bass/keyboards) and Karin Bergquist (vocals/guitar) met while studying at Malon College in Canton, Ohio, and formed Over The Rhine in 1989. The duo, who would later augment their professional union with a personal one, were joined by Ric Hordinski (guitar) and Brian Kelley (drums) for the release of the band’s 1991 debut Till We Have Faces. This arty ind Read more

Joan Osborne - 62% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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8 July 1962, Anchorage, Kentucky, USA. Osborne began her singing career one evening at the Abilene blues bar in New York, USA. Prompted by several drinks, she took the stage at 3 am as a dare and sang Billie Holiday’s ‘God Bless The Child’. The resident pianist at the club encouraged her to attend the bar’s regular open-microphone nights. Although a reluc Read more

The Walkabouts - 60% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Walkabouts are from Seattle, USA, and coalesced around the nucleus of Chris Eckman (vocals/guitar), a philosophy graduate, and Carla Torgerson (vocals/guitar). Two brothers, Curt (bass) and Grant Eckman (drums), were also in the band, but Curt left early on and was replaced by Michael Wells, while Glenn Slater (keyboards) joined in 1989. In 1992, Terri Moeller replaced Gran Read more

Mary Gauthier - 57% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1962, Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA. This New England-based alt country singer-songwriter has plenty of autobiographical material on which to draw from. Adopted at birth, she dropped out of high school at the age of 15, stole the family car and landed in detox barely a year later, spending her eighteenth birthday in a Kansas City jail. She began to turn her life around in her ea Read more


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