John Hiatt Similar Artists

Steve Earle - 100% match to John Hiatt

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephen Fain Earle, 17 January 1955, Fort Monroe, Virginia, USA. Earle’s father was an air-traffic controller and the family was raised in Schertz, near San Antonio, Texas. Earle played an acoustic guitar from the age of 11, but he also terrorized his school friends with a sawn-off shotgun. He left home many times and sang ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’ a Read more

Lyle Lovett - 99% match to John Hiatt

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lyle Pearce Lovett, 1 November 1957, Klein, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter Lovett grew up 25 miles north of Houston in the rural Klein community (an area largely populated by farmers of German extraction), which was named after his grandfather, Adam Klein. During his teenage years, as Houston’s borders expanded, Lovett was exposed to more urban influences, and attended T Read more

Bonnie Raitt - 87% match to John Hiatt

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 November 1949, Burbank, California, USA. Born into a musical family, her father, John Raitt, starred in Broadway productions of Oklahoma! and Carousel. Having learned guitar as a child, Raitt became infatuated with traditional blues, although her talent for performing did not fully flourish until she attended college in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Raitt initially opened for Read more

Delbert McClinton - 80% match to John Hiatt

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 November 1940, Lubbock, Texas, USA. This white R&B artist honed his craft working in a bar band, the Straitjackets, backing visiting blues giants such as Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Jimmy Reed. McClinton made his first recordings as a member of the Ron-Dels, and was noted for his distinctive harmonica work on Bruce Channel’s Read more

Little Feat - 80% match to John Hiatt

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The compact rock ‘n’ roll funk displayed by Little Feat put them out of step with other Californian rock bands of the early 70s. By combining elements of country, folk, blues, soul and boogie they unwittingly created a sound that became their own, and has to date never been replicated or bettered.The original line-up of the band in 1969 compris Read more

Ry Cooder - 75% match to John Hiatt

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Instrumental Latin Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ryland Peter Cooder, 15 March 1947, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of popular music’s premier talents, Cooder mastered the rudiments of guitar while still a child. He learned the techniques of traditional music from Rev. Gary Davis and by the age of 17 was part of a blues act with singer Jackie DeShannon. In 1965, he formed the Rising Sons with Taj Mahal and veteran Read more

Rosanne Cash - 69% match to John Hiatt

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 May 1955, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The daughter of Johnny Cash from his first marriage to Vivian Liberto, Cash lived with her mother in California after her parents divorced in 1966. Perhaps inevitably, she returned to Nashville, where she studied drama at Vanderbilt University, before relocating to Los Angeles to study ‘method’ acting at Lee Strasberg’s In Read more

John Mellencamp - 68% match to John Hiatt

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 October 1951, Seymour, Indiana, USA. Mellencamp survived an early phase as a glam-rocker to become one of America’s most successful mainstream rock singers of the past three decades.Mellencamp played in local band Trash with guitarist Larry Crane, who remained with the singer throughout the 80s. In 1976, David Bowie’s manager Tony DeFries Read more

Lucinda Williams - 68% match to John Hiatt

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

Willy DeVille - 67% match to John Hiatt

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Borsey, 25 August 1950, Stamford, Connecticut, USA. DeVille put the lid on his previous outfit, Mink DeVille, following the release of Sportin’ Life in 1985. Having embarked on a solo career, he was unexpectedly chosen to sing and write the theme tune to The Princess Bride, which brought his name back into the media after several years away from the mainstream. Read more

Joe Ely - 65% match to John Hiatt

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 February 1947, Amarillo, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Ely is one of the most completely realized artists in contemporary country music, especially in the live situation where he excels. His work for MCA Records in the late 70s is latterly regarded as the link between country rock and so-called new country.Ely moved with his parents in Read more

James McMurtry - 61% match to John Hiatt

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 March 1962, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Raised in Leesburg, Virginia, McMurtry’s father is award-winning novelist and screenwriter Larry McMurtry. Encouraged by his mother, an English teacher, James began playing guitar at the age of seven and soon began showing musical ability and a liking for country and rock. He began writing songs during his teens, occasionally perfo Read more

James McMurtry and the Heartless Bastards - 61% match to John Hiatt

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Los Lobos - 61% match to John Hiatt

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Latin Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Los Lobos are the undisputed leaders of the Tex-Mex brand of rock ‘n’ roll, which is Latin-based Chicano music built around accordion and guitar. They were formed in 1973 in Los Angeles by César Rosas (26 September 1954; vocals, guitar, mandolin), David Hidalgo (b. 6 October 1954; vocals, guitar, accordion), Luis (Louie) Pérez (b. 29 January 1953; dru Read more

Richard Thompson - 60% match to John Hiatt

Genres: Folk Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 April 1949, Notting Hill, London, England. The talented Thompson forged his reputation as guitarist, vocalist, and composer with Fairport Convention which, although initially dubbed ‘England’s Jefferson Airplane’, later evolved into a seminal folk rock act through such acclaimed releases as What We Did On Our Holidays, Unhalfbricking, Liege And Leif and Full Read more


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