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Gillian Welch - 100% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

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

Martha Wainwright - 94% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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8 May 1976, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The youngest child of singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright followed her elder brother Rufus Wainwright into a music career in the late 90s. Like Rufus, she was brought up surrounded by music even though her parents split up when she was only 12-months old. Martha shared the dubious honour with h Read more

Neko Case - 78% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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8 September 1970, Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Now based in Tacoma, Washington, country singer Case’s itinerant childhood saw her moving between various locations throughout the USA and Canada. She took up drumming in her late teens, playing with several punk rock outfits before joining the Vancouver-based trio Maow in 1994, and featured on vocals on their solitary album Read more

Lucinda Williams - 73% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

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

Nina Nastasia - 68% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Los Angeles, California, USA. Although based in New York City, Nastasia’s eerie songwriting is rooted firmly in the southern gothic tradition. The singer-songwriter and guitarist grew up in Hollywood before relocating to Seattle and then New York, working low-paying jobs while writing songs and attempting to launch her recording career. Her debut album Dogs, engineered Read more

Sera Cahoone - 65% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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16 Horsepower - 63% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Denver, Colorado, USA-based trio’s brooding, god-fearingly religious songs are reminiscent of the gothic tones of Nick Cave and Gun CluVocalist and lyricist David Eugene Edwards sings his tales of sin and redemption against a stripped down but powerful acoustic backdrop. The grandson of a travelling Nazarene preacher and a committed Christian, Edwards grew up list Read more

Vic Chesnutt - 63% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 November 1964, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. The Georgia-raised Chesnutt was playing keyboards in local band the La De Das when a 1983 car smash left him paraplegic. Switching to guitar, he evolved a curious but compelling style, writing aching stream-of-consciousness lullabies, suggestive of a super-distilled essence of Neil Young at his most despairing. Despite a heavy d Read more

Whiskeytown - 61% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Raleigh, North Carolina-based alternative country band led by Ryan Adams (David Ryan Adams, 5 November 1974, Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA; vocals/guitar/banjo). Adams was raised in Jacksonville and formed high school punk band the Patty Duke Syndrome in his teens. He reverted to more traditional musical forms with Whiskeytown, formed in 1994 with Phil Wandscher (guitar/ Read more

Josh Ritter - 60% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1976, Moscow, Idaho, USA. Raised in Idaho, singer-songwriter Ritter originally intended to follow in his parents’ footsteps by applying to study science at Oberlin College. His love of singer-songwriters such as Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt diverted his career path, and after graduation he relocated to the east coast where he began playing the café circuit, hon Read more

Son Volt - 60% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Led by singer and guitarist Jay Farrar (26 December 1966, Belleville, Illinois, USA), this contemporary US band has been widely applauded for their irreverent but clearly fond approach to the country tradition. Additionally comprising bass player Jim Boquist, brother and multi-instrumentalist Dave Boquist and drummer Mike Heidorn, the band made its debut in 1995 with Trace, Read more

Songs: Ohia - 59% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The creation of US artist Jason Molina, a prolific singer-songwriter who also records under the Magnolia Electric Co. name. Molina’s folk rock sound and introspective lyrics draw on songwriting icons such as Neil Young and Leonard Cohen. The young Molina split his time between West Virginia and Lorain, Ohio, before he began performing in the Cleveland area as a member of l Read more

Jim White - 57% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Townes Van Zandt - 57% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Townes Van Zandt, 7 March 1944, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 1 January 1997, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, USA. A country and folk blues singer and guitarist, Van Zandt was a native Texan and great-grandson of one of the original settlers who founded Fort Worth in the mid-nineteenth century. The son of a prominent oil family, Van Zandt turned his back on financial security to pu Read more

Dolorean - 56% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Portland, Oregon-based avant folk band is primarily the focal point for the songwriting of poet Al James. Originally from the small town of Silverton, Oregon, James recorded a number of home demos in the late 90s featuring his plaintive vocals and restrained acoustic guitar. Local keyboard player Jay Clarke joined him for live work and together the duo recorded the Sudden Read more


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