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Lucinda Williams - 100% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass 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

The Be Good Tanyas - 90% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Vancouver, Canada-based roots act was formed in 1999 by Samantha Parton (guitar, vocals, mandolin, banjo), Frazey Ford (guitar/vocals) and Trish Klein (guitar, banjo, vocals), who were initially joined by fourth member Jolie Holland (17 May 1976, Houston, Texas, USA; guitar, violin, vocals). Klein and Ford had previously played together in another band, while Parton fir Read more

Natalie Merchant - 88% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

10,000 Maniacs - 87% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

Ten Thousand Maniacs - 87% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Kathleen Edwards - 82% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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11 July 1978, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Singer-songwriter Edwards spent much of her childhood in South Korea or Switzerland owing to her father’s work for the diplomatic core. Trained on classical violin as a youngster, Edwards launched her musical career in the late 90s as a singer-songwriter. She established her reputation on Ottawa’s downtown folk scene and in 19 Read more

Rickie Lee Jones - 76% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 November 1954, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Jones emerged from a thriving Los Angeles bohemian sub-culture in 1979 with a buoyant debut album, peppered with images of streetwise characters and indebted, lyrically, to beat and jazz styles. The set included the Chuck E. Weiss tribute ‘Chuck E.’s In Love’, a US Top 5 single, and ‘Easy Money’, a song previo Read more

Blue Rodeo - 75% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This country rock band from Toronto, Canada, have often found themselves fielding comparisons with the Band, although in truth their sound owes as much to Buffalo Springfield and the Beatles. They deserve wider recognition outside Canada where they remain one of the country’s most popular acts. The band was formed by two distinctive singer-songwriters and guitarists, Jim C Read more

Lyle Lovett - 75% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lyle Pearce Lovett, 1 November 1957, Klein, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter Lovett grew up 25 miles north of Houston in the rural Klein community (an area largely populated by farmers of German extraction), which was named after his grandfather, Adam Klein. During his teenage years, as Houston’s borders expanded, Lovett was exposed to more urban influences, and attended T Read more

Tift Merritt - 70% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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8 January 1975, Houston, Texas, USA. Roots singer-songwriter Merritt was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She began writing songs and performing in clubs as a teenager, but did not make much of an impression before teaming up with drummer Zeke Hutchins and forming the Carbines. The band gained a strong reputation on Raleigh’s roots music scene, and after independently Read more

Emmylou Harris - 68% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 April 1947, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Harris was raised in North Carolina, later attending the University Of North Carolina on a drama scholarship. Starting as a folk singer, Harris tried her luck in the late 60s in New York’s Greenwich Village folk clubs, making an album for the independent Jubilee label in 1970. Gliding Bird was largely unrepresentative of her subse Read more

Patty Griffin - 67% 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

Shawn Colvin - 67% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock 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

The Walkabouts - 66% 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

Gillian Welch - 64% match to Cowboy Junkies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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2 October 1967, New York City, New York, USA. The daughter of Hollywood television composers, Welch was raised in California where she achieved a degree in photography at Santa Cruz College. She later attended the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, where she met her musical, songwriting and romantic partner David Rawlings. They began playing bluegrass clubs as a duo, gradua Read more


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