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Ryan Adams - 99% 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

Jason Isbell - 98% 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

Dawes - 96% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Gregory Alan Isakov - 95% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Folk
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Justin Townes Earle - 95% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Langhorne Slim - 85% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
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Josh Rouse - 84% 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

M. Ward - 83% 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 - 79% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Low Anthem - 78% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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The Milk Carton Kids - 78% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
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Gillian Welch - 77% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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2 October 1967, New York City, New York, USA. The daughter of Hollywood television composers, Welch was raised in California where she achieved a degree in photography at Santa Cruz College. She later attended the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, where she met her musical, songwriting and romantic partner David Rawlings. They began playing bluegrass clubs as a duo, gradua Read more

Mason Jennings - 77% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. A whole slew of new roots rock singer-songwriters appeared on the scene during the early twenty-first century, including acclaimed artists such as Ryan Adams, Rhett Miller, and Mason Jennings.Jennings was raised in the frigid locale of Pittsburgh, where he and his younger brother played in a variety of local outfits. By the time Read more

Whiskeytown - 76% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Raleigh, North Carolina-based alternative country band led by Ryan Adams (David Ryan Adams, 5 November 1974, Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA; vocals/guitar/banjo). Adams was raised in Jacksonville and formed high school punk band the Patty Duke Syndrome in his teens. He reverted to more traditional musical forms with Whiskeytown, formed in 1994 with Phil Wandscher (guitar/ Read more

Ray LaMontagne - 75% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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1974, New Hampshire, USA. It is astonishing that Ray LaMontagne ever became a musician at all. He spent his early adult life avoiding any associations with his father, a Nashville musician who deserted his family when LaMontagne was aged four. It was a tough life as his mother and her children moved frequently, sometimes sleeping out in cars or tents. Growing up, he kept him Read more


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