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Hayes Carll - 83% match to Justin Townes Earle

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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Joshua Hayes Carll, 1978, Houston, Texas, USA. During his teens Carll heard Bob Dylan, Lyle Lovettand others, and chose music as a career. He attended Hendrix College, Arkansas, studying history and theatre, and from there tried various labouring jobs, visited Croatia for six months, then moved to Austin, Texas. Playing guitar, Carll wrote songs that reflected his early back Read more

Ryan Bingham - 67% match to Justin Townes Earle

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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1982, Hobbs, New Mexico, USA. From a ranching background, the young Bingham spent time in New Mexico, Texas and California as his father struggled to hold down a steady job. The disintegration of his home life resulted in Bingham upping sticks at the age of 14, enduring an itinerant existence for most of his teenage years. During this period he began to play the guitar and b Read more

Langhorne Slim - 65% match to Justin Townes Earle

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
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Steve Earle - 64% match to Justin Townes Earle

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephen Fain Earle, 17 January 1955, Fort Monroe, Virginia, USA. Earle’s father was an air-traffic controller and the family was raised in Schertz, near San Antonio, Texas. Earle played an acoustic guitar from the age of 11, but he also terrorized his school friends with a sawn-off shotgun. He left home many times and sang ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’ a Read more

Whiskeytown - 59% match to Justin Townes Earle

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

Jason Isbell - 57% match to Justin Townes Earle

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

The Felice Brothers - 57% match to Justin Townes Earle

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

Todd Snider - 54% match to Justin Townes Earle

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 October 1966, Portland, Oregon, USA. Roots rock singer-songwriter/guitarist Snider is a native of Portland, Oregon. He had a rough home life growing up, which led to his running away from home as a teenager with very little money in his pocket. After drifting around, Snider settled down in Texas for a while and began penning songs as a form of therapy. It was not long bef Read more

Drive-By Truckers - 53% match to Justin Townes Earle

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This acclaimed US outfit emerged in the late 90s as a bunch of rowdy southern rockers, who were obviously weaned on Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young, and the Rolling Stones. The band’s story began in the mid-80s at the University of North Alabama, when Patterson Hood (son of renowned Muscle Shoals session bass player David Hood) joined forces with fellow guitarist Mike Cooley. T Read more

Dawes - 45% match to Justin Townes Earle

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Ryan Adams - 45% match to Justin Townes Earle

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

Deer Tick - 44% match to Justin Townes Earle

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Son Volt - 44% match to Justin Townes Earle

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Led by singer and guitarist Jay Farrar (26 December 1966, Belleville, Illinois, USA), this contemporary US band has been widely applauded for their irreverent but clearly fond approach to the country tradition. Additionally comprising bass player Jim Boquist, brother and multi-instrumentalist Dave Boquist and drummer Mike Heidorn, the band made its debut in 1995 with Trace, Read more

Guy Clark - 43% match to Justin Townes Earle

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 November 1941, Rockport, Texas, USA. Clark has achieved considerably more fame as a songwriter than as a performer, although he is revered by his nucleus of fans internationally. Brought up in the hamlet of Monahans, Texas, Clark worked in television during the 60s, and later as a photographer - his work appeared on albums released by the Texan-based International Artists Read more

John Prine - 43% match to Justin Townes Earle

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 October 1946, Maywood, Illinois, USA. His grandfather had played with Merle Travis, and Prine himself started playing guitar at the age of 14. He then spent time in college, worked as a postman for five years, and spent two years in the army. He began his musical career around 1970, singing in clubs in the Chicago area. Prine signed to Atlantic Records in 1971, releasing Read more


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