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Judy Collins - 56% match to Jennifer Warnes

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

Janis Ian - 39% match to Jennifer Warnes

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Janis Eddy Fink, 7 April 1951, the Bronx, New York, USA. A teenage prodigy, Ian first attracted attention when her early composition, ‘Hair Of Spun Gold’, was published in a 1964 issue of Broadside magazine. Performances at New York’s Village Gate and Gaslight venues inspired a recording contract that began with the controversial ‘Society’s Child (Ba Read more

Linda Ronstadt - 26% match to Jennifer Warnes

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Linda Maria Ronstadt, 15 July 1946, Tucson, Arizona, USA. The daughter of a professional musician, Ronstadt’s first singing experience was gained with her sisters in the Three Ronstadts. She met guitarist Bob Kimmel at Arizona’s State University and together the two aspirants moved to Los Angeles, where they were joined by songwriter Kenny Edwards. Taking the name Read more

Mary Black - 26% match to Jennifer Warnes

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 May 1955, Eire. Mary is a member of the Black Family, who all have musical backgrounds, and with whom she has recorded and performed. Her father was a fiddle player and her mother a singer. Her early days were spent singing in the folk clubs of Dublin, but with Mary Black reaching number 4 in the Irish charts in 1983, it was obvious that she was destined for bigger things Read more

Phoebe Snow - 25% match to Jennifer Warnes

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Phoebe Laub, 17 July 1952, New York City, New York, USA. Phoebe Snow was a singer with jazz and folk influences who released a string of popular albums in the 70s that showcased her versatile, elastic contralto vocals. Snow and her family moved to Teaneck, New Jersey, where she studied piano during her childhood. She switched to guitar while in her teens. She wrote poetry an Read more

Shelby Lynne - 25% match to Jennifer Warnes

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Shelby Lynn Moorer, 22 October 1968, Quantico, Virginia, USA. The exceptionally talented Lynne was raised in Jackson, Alabama, and her life reads like a soap opera: there were long arguments with her father who had her jailed on a trumped-up charge, and later, she saw her father shoot her mother dead and then commit suicide, leaving her to look after her younger sister, Alli Read more

Holly Cole - 24% match to Jennifer Warnes

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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25 November 1963, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. By specialising in a repertoire of show tunes, jazz and popular classics Cole has established herself as a major star in her native Canada and Japan. Working with a talented backing team of Aaron Davis, a respected Toronto pianist and composer, and David Piltch, a veteran of work with Chet Baker and k.d. lang, Cole’s explo Read more

Eva Cassidy - 23% match to Jennifer Warnes

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Eva Marie Cassidy, 2 February 1963, Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA, d. 2 November 1996, Bowie, Maryland, USA. Growing up in a musical family on the outskirts of Washington, DC, Cassidy sang as a small child and later learned to play the guitar. Her father, a teacher of children with learning disabilities and a part-time musician, formed a family band with Eva, her brother, Daniel, Read more

Rebecca Pidgeon - 23% match to Jennifer Warnes

Genres: Folk Jazz Vocals
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Beth Nielsen Chapman - 22% match to Jennifer Warnes

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 September 1956, Harlingen, Texas, USA. Nielsen Chapman sang harmony on Tanya Tucker’s 1988 US number 1 country single ‘Strong Enough To Bend’, which she wrote with Don Schlitz. She also sang harmony and wrote Willie Nelson’s 1989 US country number 1, ‘Nothing I Can Do It About It Now’. Her debut album for Reprise Records (following an earlier Read more

Nanci Griffith - 22% match to Jennifer Warnes

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 July 1953, Seguin, Texas, USA. This singer-songwriter brilliantly straddles the boundary between folk and country music, with occasional nods to the mainstream rock audience. Her mother was an amateur actress and her father a member of a barbershop quartet. They passed on their interest in performance to Nanci, and although she majored in education at the University of Tex Read more

Shawn Colvin - 22% match to Jennifer Warnes

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

k.d. lang - 21% match to Jennifer Warnes

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kathryn Dawn Lang, 2 November 1961, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She prefers the lower case appearance of her name because ‘it’s generic and unlike Cherry Bomb, it’s a name, not a sexuality’. This farmer’s daughter from Consort had become a skilled pianist and guitarist by adolescence and, on leaving school, scratched a living in the performing arts, c Read more

Mary Chapin Carpenter - 21% match to Jennifer Warnes

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 February 1958, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. Carpenter’s father was an executive for Life magazine, and she spent part of her early life living in Japan. She grew up with a love of contemporary pop hits, although her mother’s Woody Guthrie and Judy Collins records gave her some interest in country/folk music. She spent her time at home with her guitar, and her fat Read more

Karla Bonoff - 20% match to Jennifer Warnes

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 December 1951, Santa Monica, California, USA. Bonoff already had some success writing songs for other people long before launching a solo career in the late 70s, and she worked with Andrew Gold, Wendy Waldman and Kenny Edward in the songwriter ‘supergroup’ Bryndle. Her introspective, folksy material had graced records by Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and Nicolett Read more


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