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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 - 58% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Justin Townes Earle - 49% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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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

The Felice Brothers - 44% 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

Odetta - 39% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Blues Folk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Odetta Holmes, 31 December 1930, Birmingham, Alabama. d. 2 December 2008, New York, New York. This legendary folk singer moved to Los Angeles when she was six, adopting the surname of her new stepfather, Felious. A classically trained vocalist, Odetta sang in the chorus of the 1947 Broadway production of Finian’s Rainbow, before opting for a career in folk music. Succes Read more

Jason & The Scorchers - 34% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This country/rock ‘n’ roll styled US band was formed by Jason Ringenberg (22 November 1958, Kewanee, Illinois, USA; vocals, guitar, harmonica) who left his parents’ farm in Sheffield, Illinois in 1981 to travel to Nashville. There he teamed up with Warner Hodges (b. 4 June 1959, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; guitar) and Jeff Johnson (b. Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Read more

Langhorne Slim - 34% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
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Brendan Benson - 32% 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

Dawes - 30% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Townes Van Zandt - 29% 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

M. Ward - 28% 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

Fruit Bats - 26% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Otis Taylor - 26% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1948, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Denver, Colorado-based blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Taylor has led a chequered musical career, punctuated for long periods by his successful work as an antiques broker. He was born in Chicago but relocated to Denver following the murder of his uncle by a robber. Taylor first developed an interest in folk and blues music as a teenager, l Read more

The Avett Brothers - 26% match to Jorma Kaukonen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
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