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Justin Townes Earle - 87% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Langhorne Slim - 74% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
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Ryan Adams - 69% 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

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Dawes - 67% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Josh Rouse - 66% 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

The Felice Brothers - 65% match to Josh Ritter

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

Jason Isbell - 63% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Pop / Rock
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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

A.A. Bondy - 60% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Kathleen Edwards - 58% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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11 July 1978, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Singer-songwriter Edwards spent much of her childhood in South Korea or Switzerland owing to her father’s work for the diplomatic core. Trained on classical violin as a youngster, Edwards launched her musical career in the late 90s as a singer-songwriter. She established her reputation on Ottawa’s downtown folk scene and in 19 Read more

Mason Jennings - 57% 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

The Avett Brothers - 57% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
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Whiskeytown - 56% 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

Punch Brothers - 54% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 2000s
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This progressive bluegrass group was formed in 2006 by mandolinist Chris Thile (Christopher Scott Thile, 20 February 1981, Oceanside, California, USA). A rising star of contemporary bluegrass and former member of Nickel Creek, Thile first named his group How To Grow A Band but this was soon changed to the Tensions Mountain Boys before settling in 2007 on Punch Brothers. Othe Read more

Gillian Welch - 53% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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

Over the Rhine - 52% match to Josh Ritter

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk 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


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