Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter Similar Artists

Jim White - 100% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Dolorean - 89% 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

The Sadies - 79% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A mixture of country, surf and rock, the Sadies’ music sounds straight out of the heartland of America, so it is something of a surprise that they come from Toronto, Canada. The Sadies are fronted by the brothers, Dallas and Travis Good (both guitar and vocals), who obviously picked up a thing or two from their father and uncle, who have been part of the Canadian rock outf Read more

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Marissa Nadler - 74% 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

Jolie Holland - 73% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 2000s
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17 May 1976, Houston, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Holland imparts a unique spin on a variety of genres, fusing folk, country, blues and jazz into an intensely personal musical statement. Growing up in Houston, Holland began writing songs at an early age and by her late teens was proficient on the piano, violin and guitar. She began performing in t Read more

Richard Buckner - 66% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1967, San Francisco, California, USA. An earnest country/folk singer-songwriter in the tradition of Guy Clark or Townes Van Zandt, Buckner first began playing music during his college years in Chico, California. He was a member of several punk and alternative bands during the 80s, before electing to concentrate on his own songs by the turn of the decade - at which time he sp Read more

Eilen Jewell - 62% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
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Hem - 59% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk World Music
Decades Active: 2000s
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The majority of bands to emerge from New York City, USA during the late 90s seemed to all be cut from the same musical cloth (namely 70s era CBGB’s bands such as Talking Heads, the Ramones and Television), but there were exceptions to the rule, such as the roots/folk quartet, Hem. The band was originally formed in spring 1999, when main songwriter Dan Messé (piano/g Read more

Espers - 52% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This psych folk outfit was formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, in 2002. Using a variety of weird and wonderful instruments as well as the standard guitar, drums and bass, the band has enjoyed a steady rise in profile rarely seen with an outfit within their genre. Beginning as a trio comprising Greg Weeks (USA; dulcimer, guitar, violin, keyboards, vocals), Meg Baird (b Read more

Gillian Welch - 52% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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

Earth - 50% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Joe Henry - 50% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. As a child Henry moved to the Midwest through his father’s peripatetic job with car manufacturers Chevrolet. Most of his youth was spent in and around Detroit, where he met and married wife Melanie Ciccone (the sister of Madonna). They moved to Brooklyn, New York, in 1985, then Los Angeles in 1990 when Ciccone was offered a job with Brian Read more

The Handsome Family - 45% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Chicago, USA-based musician Brett Sparks originally formed the Handsome Family with his wife Rennie, who he met while studying medieval classical composition at university, and friend Mike Werner. The Sparks’ unique urban folk music is lumped in with the ‘No Depression’ alternative country scene, a style commonly associated with bands such as Uncle Tupelo, Whiske Read more

Giant Sand - 43% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed by singer-songwriter Howe Gelb (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards) in his home town of Tucson, Arizona, USA, in 1980 with Rainer (Rainer Ptacek, 7 June 1951, East Berlin, Germany, d. 12 November 1997, Tucson, Arizona, USA; guitar) and Billy Sed (drums). This line-up recorded a four-track EP as Giant Sandworms on a local label before departing for New York, where Sed Read more

Arbouretum - 40% match to Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Heumann, this Baltimore, Maryland, USA-based band was conceived as a solo recording project in 2002. Heumann was an established figure on the US indie and alt country scenes owing to his involvement with artists such as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Papa M, Cass McCombs, and Anomoanon. Arbouretum’s low-key debut, Long Live The Read more


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