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Chris Smither - 100% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 November 1944, Miami, Florida, USA. Smither’s smooth, lyrical guitar style encompasses elements of folk, blues, country and rock (Bonnie Raitt calls him ‘her Eric Clapton’), and he plays in a fluid, busy style that is as breathtaking as it is effortless. His voice is another asset, capable of sounding soft one minute and gruff the next.

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The Apache Relay - 85% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Justin Townes Earle - 58% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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The Felice Brothers - 49% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed by Ian Felice (vocals), Simone Felice (drums) and James Felice (guitar), the oldest brothers in a family of seven children raised alongside the Hudson River in upstate New York, the Felice Brothers emerged in the mid-00s with a sound rooted in the country rock scene of the early 70s. The brothers learned their trade playing on the streets of New York, although drummer Si Read more

Giant Sand - 48% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass 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

Ollabelle - 42% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Brendan Benson - 40% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Detroit, Michigan, USA. This multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter settled in Los Angeles, California during the early 90s. It was on the west coast that Benson began demoing original compositions, and through a mutual acquaintance, became good friends with another power pop aficionado, Jason Falkner (ex-Jellyfish and solo recording artist). Benson and Falkner began collab Read more

Michael Hurley - 39% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 December 1941, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA. Hurley began playing guitar at the age of 13 and subsequently led an itinerant lifestyle until gravitating to the folk enclave at New York’s Greenwich Village. An accomplished performer and songwriter, he was about to secure a major recording contract when a combination of hepatitis and mononucleosis led to a lengthy sp Read more

Dawes - 36% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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M. Ward - 36% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Matthew Ward, 1974, Ventura County, California, USA. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Ward manages to touch upon all the elements of the roots rock and alt country genres, earning comparisons to artists such as Tom Waits, Grandaddy, Sparklehorse, and Giant Sand’s Howe Gelb. Ward was first spotted as a member of the California-based trio Rodriguez, before setting out on h Read more

Langhorne Slim - 32% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
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Hot Tuna - 29% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US band was formed by two members of the Jefferson Airplane, Jack Casady (John William Casady, 13 April 1944, Washington, DC, USA; bass) and Jorma Kaukonen (b. 23 December 1940, Washington, DC, USA; guitar/vocals). The band evolved as a part-time extension of the Jefferson Airplane with Kaukonen and Casady utilizing the services of colleagues Paul Kantner (guitar) and S Read more

Megafaun - 27% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Townes Van Zandt - 25% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass 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

Billy Bragg - 24% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephen William Bragg, 20 December 1957, Barking, Essex, England. Popularly known as ‘The Bard Of Barking’ (or variations of), Bragg is generally regarded as one of the most committed left-wing political performers working in popular music.After forming the ill-fated punk group Riff Raff in 1977, which released a number of singles in the lat Read more


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