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T-Bone Burnett - 100% match to Joe Henry

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Henry Burnett, 14 January 1948, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Burnett, a member of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue in the mid-70s, is a highly regarded producer and songwriter. He grew up in Texas playing guitar in local bands before travelling to Los Angeles to produce Delbert And Glen and recorded a solo album for Uni. After touring with Delaney And Bonnie and th Read more

Mary Gauthier - 77% match to Joe Henry

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1962, Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA. This New England-based alt country singer-songwriter has plenty of autobiographical material on which to draw from. Adopted at birth, she dropped out of high school at the age of 15, stole the family car and landed in detox barely a year later, spending her eighteenth birthday in a Kansas City jail. She began to turn her life around in her ea Read more

Daniel Lanois - 72% match to Joe Henry

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 September 1951, Hull, Quebec, Canada. This esteemed producer and occasional singer-songwriter rose to fame during the late 80s through his contribution to major releases by Peter Gabriel (So) and U2 (The Unforgettable Fire and The Joshua Tree). He subsequently produced Robbie Robertson, the widely-acclaimed ‘comeback’ album by the former leader of the Band, and Read more

Chuck Prophet - 69% match to Joe Henry

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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USA. Prophet first attracted attention in March 1983 on joining Los Angeles band Green On Red. His exciting, highly skilled, technique added a new dimension to this already excellent group, although critics initially dubbed his work derivative of Neil Young. Successive releases by the group established Prophet as one of the era’s finest musicians, whose skills were enha Read more

Peter Case - 65% match to Joe Henry

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 April 1954, Buffalo, New York, USA. This Los Angeles, California-based folk rock singer-songwriter first worked as part of pop rock bands the Nerves (whose compositions included ‘Hanging On The Telephone’) and the Plimsouls. His solo career kicked off in 1986 with an album of stylistic diversity. Intelligent and considered, there was little in the songs to excite Read more

Chris Whitley - 60% match to Joe Henry

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Christopher Becker Whitley, 31 August 1960, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 20 November 2005, Houston, Texas, USA. A rootsy rock guitarist, who played slide guitar to his own dark romantic compositions, Whitley’s career was spent on the margins of mainstream acceptance.In his youth Whitley was influenced by John Lee Hooker, Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, H Read more

Richard Buckner - 59% match to Joe Henry

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
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

Buddy Miller - 54% match to Joe Henry

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 September 1952, Fairborn, Ohio, USA. This acclaimed guitarist and singer-songwriter started out as a bass player in bluegrass bands before switching to acoustic guitar in the late 60s. His long years as a journeyman session musician saw him criss-crossing America with various bands. He also set up his own Buddy Miller Band, which at one point in the early 80s included a yo Read more

Eilen Jewell - 54% match to Joe Henry

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
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Lucinda Williams - 54% match to Joe Henry

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

Allen Toussaint - 52% match to Joe Henry

Genres: Blues Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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14 January 1938, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This influential artist first came to prominence in the mid-50s as the touring piano player with Shirley And Lee. The duo’s producer, Dave Bartholomew, began using Toussaint on several recording sessions, including those of Smiley Lewis and, on a handful of occasions, Fats Domino. The artist’s solo debut came in 1958 wi Read more

Alejandro Escovedo - 51% match to Joe Henry

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Alejandro Escovedo, 1951, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter Escovedo is the seventh of 12 children born to a former Mexican prizefighter and musician. The family moved to Texas from the Mexican town of Saltillo when Escovedo was 12, before relocating to southern California by the late 50s. Several of his siblings subsequently became involved in the music industry - Read more

Greg Brown - 51% match to Joe Henry

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Iowa, USA. Greg Brown’s traditional folk songwriting is infused with a distinctive Midwestern sensibility. Growing up in a family obsessed by music, he began to play the pump organ when he was six, before picking up the guitar a few years later (he was taught by his mother). A series of concerts followed at local church venues, where his father was a preacher. Eventuall Read more

The Jayhawks - 49% match to Joe Henry

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Def American Records producer George Drakoulias discovered this Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA-based band after they had already made two low-key records. Legend has it that he phoned Dave Ayers of Twin/Tone Records and, on overhearing a collection of the band’s demos during the conversation, signed them up. Together since 1985, until their induction to Rick Rubin’s ecle Read more

Dave Alvin - 48% match to Joe Henry

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 November 1955, Los Angeles, California, USA. The country guitarist Dave Alvin had a successful career with his brother Phil in the Blasters, whose best-known song, ‘Marie Marie’, was a UK hit for Shakin’ Stevens. On leaving the band, he worked with the punk band X and scored the movie Border Radio. His solo albums are typical of his career, being a mixture Read more

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