Ian & Sylvia Similar Artists

Gordon Lightfoot - 100% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 November 1938, Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Lightfoot moved to Los Angeles, USA during the 50s where he studied at Hollywood’s Westlake College of Music. Having pursued a short-lived career composing jingles for television, the singer began recording demos of his own compositions which, by 1960, owed a considerable debt to folk singers Pete Seeger and Bob Gibson. Lightf Read more

Buffy Sainte-Marie - 98% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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20 February 1941, Piapot Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada. Adopted and raised in Maine and Massachusetts, Sainte-Marie received a PhD in Fine Art from the University of Massachusetts, but eschewed a teaching career in favour of folk singing. She was signed to Vanguard Records in 1964, following her successful performances at Gerde’s Folk City. Her debut It’s My Way! i Read more

Tom Paxton - 93% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Children's Music Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Richard Paxton, 31 October 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Paxton’s interest in folk music developed as a student at the University of Oklahoma. In 1960 he moved to New York and became one of several aspiring performers to frequent the city’s Greenwich Village coffee house circuit. Paxton made his professional debut at the Gaslight, the renowned folk haunt tha Read more

Phil Ochs - 90% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Folk Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 December 1940, El Paso, Texas, USA, d. 9 April 1976, Far Rockaway, New York, USA. A superior singer-songwriter, particularly adept at the topical song, Phil Ochs began his career at Ohio State University. He initially performed in a folk-singing duo, the Sundowners, before moving to New York, where he joined the radical Greenwich Village enclave. Ochs’ early work was Read more

Tom Rush - 90% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 February, 1941, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. Tom Rush began performing in 1961 while a student at Harvard University. Although he appeared at clubs in New York and Philadelphia, he became a pivotal figure of the Boston/New England circuit and such haunts as the Cafe Yana and the Club 47. The self-released Live At The Unicorn, culled from two sets recorded at another of Read more

Eric Andersen - 87% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Judy Collins - 83% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Folk Folk Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Judith Marjorie Collins, 1 May 1939, Seattle, Washington, USA. One of the leading female singers to emerge from America’s folk revival in the early 60s, Judy Collins was originally trained as a classical pianist. Having discovered traditional music while a teenager, she began singing in the clubs of Central City and Denver, before embarking on a full-time career with en Read more

Peter, Paul and Mary - 72% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Children's Music Folk Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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Kate & Anna McGarrigle - 62% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock World Music
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Joan Baez - 60% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Blues Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Folk Holiday & Seasonal Latin Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joan Chandos Baez, 9 January 1941, Staten Island, New York, USA. The often-used cliché - the queen of folk to Bob Dylan’s king - her sweeping soprano is one of the most distinctive voices in popular music. An impressive appearance at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival followed the singer’s early performances throughout the Boston/New England club scene and estab Read more

Gillian Welch - 58% match to Ian & Sylvia

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

Arlo Guthrie - 55% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 July 1947, Coney Island, New York, USA. The eldest son of folksinger Woody Guthrie, Arlo was raised in the genre’s thriving environment. His lengthy ballad, ‘Alice’s Restaurant Massacre’, was the outcome of being arrested for being a litter lout in 1965. It was a part humorous song, part narrative, and achieved popularity following the artist’s ap Read more

Gram Parsons - 53% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ingram Cecil Connor III, 5 November 1946, Winter Haven, Florida, USA, d. 19 September 1973, Joshua Tree, California, USA. Parsons’ brief but influential career ended in his untimely death in 1973. His solo recordings and his work with the International Submarine Band, the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, have led many objective critics to hail Parsons as popular m Read more

Blue Rodeo - 52% match to Ian & Sylvia

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

Doc Watson - 48% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arthel L. Watson, 3 March 1923, Stony Fork, near Deep Gap, Watauga County, North Carolina, USA. One of nine children in a farming family, Watson grew up in a musical environment; his mother, Annie, had a vast knowledge of folk songs and his father, General Dixon, played banjo and led his family in nightly hymn singing. He contracted a serious eye defect as a baby and was bli Read more


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