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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

Neko Case - 81% 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

Patty Griffin - 74% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

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

Lucinda Williams - 69% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

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

Kathleen Edwards - 67% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

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

Martha Wainwright - 67% 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

16 Horsepower - 66% 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

The Be Good Tanyas - 61% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

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

Whiskeytown - 60% 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

Vic Chesnutt - 59% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: 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

Jim White - 58% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Nina Nastasia - 58% 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

Tift Merritt - 54% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

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

Marissa Nadler - 53% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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5 April 1981, Washington, DC, USA. This gothic folk songstress grew up outside Boston in suburban Massachusetts, and found favour with the serious music press in the build up to the release of Songs III: Bird On The Water, her 2007 collaboration with Greg Weeks of the Philadelphian psych-folk outfit Espers. Fittingly the daughter of a clairvoyant, her spectral ballads held a Read more

Songs: Ohia - 53% 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


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