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Jason Isbell - 95% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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1 February 1979, Green Hill, Alabama, USA. This guitarist and singer-songwriter figured prominently in the rise of southern rock band Drive-By Truckers during the early 00s. Based in Alabama, Isbell had been playing music from an early age and before joining the Drive-By Truckers in 2000 had worked as a songwriter. He played guitar and sang on the acclaimed albums, 2003’ Read more

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - 95% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Gregory Alan Isakov - 91% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Folk
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Josh Rouse - 88% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1972, Nebraska, USA. This US singer-songwriter grew up in Nebraska but spent much of his teenage life following his father from state to state on military assignments. Rouse, who played in both high school orchestras and punk bands, studied at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee before resuming his itinerant wanderings. He finally settled in Nashville in the mid-90s wh Read more

Justin Townes Earle - 85% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Ryan Adams - 85% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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David Ryan Adams, 5 November 1974, Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA. Adams’ first foray into music was with high school punk band, Patty Duke Syndrome, fuelled by influences such as the Dead Kennedys and Sonic Youth. However, first experiences of love-turned-sour converted Adams to country and folk as he searched for a musical genre which could embody his feelings. In Read more

Dawes - 84% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Over the Rhine - 82% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Linford Detweiler (bass/keyboards) and Karin Bergquist (vocals/guitar) met while studying at Malon College in Canton, Ohio, and formed Over The Rhine in 1989. The duo, who would later augment their professional union with a personal one, were joined by Ric Hordinski (guitar) and Brian Kelley (drums) for the release of the band’s 1991 debut Till We Have Faces. This arty ind Read more

Patty Griffin - 80% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 March 1964, Old Town, Maine, USA. This US singer-songwriter made her name on the Boston/Cambridge folk scene in the mid-90s, leading to a major label recording contract with A&M Records. Griffin began writing songs as a teenager but at this point in her life was more interested in athletics than music. By the time she relocated to Boston she was married to musician Ni Read more

M. Ward - 79% match to Josh Ritter

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

A.A. Bondy - 76% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Milk Carton Kids - 76% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
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Langhorne Slim - 75% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
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Rhett Miller - 73% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Dallas, Texas, USA. Miller first came to notice as a founding member of the local alt country outfit, Old 97’s. The band issued several critically acclaimed yet commercially underachieving albums, including 1997’s Too Far To Care and 2001’s Satellite Rides. Although Miller had already issued one solo album back in 1994, Mythologies (which was comprised of mate Read more

Blitzen Trapper - 72% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Playing an intriguing blend of indie pop, psychedelic folk and alt country, this Portland, Oregon-based band was formed in 2000 by Eric Earley (guitar, vocals), Erik Menteer (guitar, keyboards), Brian Adrian Koch (drums, vocals), Michael VanPelt (bass), Drew Laughery (keyboards), and Marty Marquis (guitar, keyboards, vocals). The six friends had been playing together since the Read more


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