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Melissa Etheridge - 100% match to k.d. lang

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 May 1961, Leavenworth, Kansas, USA. Etheridge was still only a teenager when she began playing piano and guitar in various covers bands around Kansas. After this grounding she had a more formal training at the Berklee College Of Music before playing the club circuit around Boston, Massachusetts. However, it was after she relocated to Los Angeles and was spotted performing Read more

Indigo Girls - 94% match to k.d. lang

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US duo comprises Amy Ray (12 April 1964, Decatur, Georgia, USA; vocals/guitar) and Emily Saliers (b. 22 July 1963, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; vocals/guitar), who had met aged 10 and 11 while at school in Decatur, Georgia, USA. Soon they started to perform together, initially as the B Band, then Saliers And Ray. Their first cassette, Tuesday’s Children, mainly con Read more

Jane Siberry - 91% match to k.d. lang

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 October 1955, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This singer/composer stands outside the traditional boundaries of folk music, being compared to artists such as Laurie Anderson, Joni Mitchell and Suzanne Vega. Having graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Microbiology, Siberry began by performing on the local coffee house circuit in Canada. Her first, independent Read more

Shawn Colvin - 85% match to k.d. lang

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Shanna Colvin, 10 January 1956, Vermillion, South Dakota, USA. A singer-songwriter in the tradition of her teen idol Joni Mitchell, Colvin was of considerable age before she recorded her first songs. Backed by fellow guitarist and songwriting partner John Leventhal (later a collaborator with Marc Cohn), her debut pulled together arresting material with an understated approac Read more

Janis Ian - 83% match to k.d. lang

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Janis Eddy Fink, 7 April 1951, the Bronx, New York, USA. A teenage prodigy, Ian first attracted attention when her early composition, ‘Hair Of Spun Gold’, was published in a 1964 issue of Broadside magazine. Performances at New York’s Village Gate and Gaslight venues inspired a recording contract that began with the controversial ‘Society’s Child (Ba Read more

Rickie Lee Jones - 80% match to k.d. lang

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 November 1954, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Jones emerged from a thriving Los Angeles bohemian sub-culture in 1979 with a buoyant debut album, peppered with images of streetwise characters and indebted, lyrically, to beat and jazz styles. The set included the Chuck E. Weiss tribute ‘Chuck E.’s In Love’, a US Top 5 single, and ‘Easy Money’, a song previo Read more

Natalie Merchant - 79% match to k.d. lang

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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26 October 1963, Jamestown, New York, USA. Having originally sung in a church choir, Merchant joined the highly regarded 10, 000 Maniacs in 1981 while studying at Jamestown Community College in New York. She would eventually leave that band over a decade later in 1992, three years before she made her solo bow. Merchant self-evidently relished the control afforded her by this Read more

Lyle Lovett - 76% match to k.d. lang

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lyle Pearce Lovett, 1 November 1957, Klein, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter Lovett grew up 25 miles north of Houston in the rural Klein community (an area largely populated by farmers of German extraction), which was named after his grandfather, Adam Klein. During his teenage years, as Houston’s borders expanded, Lovett was exposed to more urban influences, and attended T Read more

Nanci Griffith - 74% match to k.d. lang

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 July 1953, Seguin, Texas, USA. This singer-songwriter brilliantly straddles the boundary between folk and country music, with occasional nods to the mainstream rock audience. Her mother was an amateur actress and her father a member of a barbershop quartet. They passed on their interest in performance to Nanci, and although she majored in education at the University of Tex Read more

Mary Chapin Carpenter - 70% match to k.d. lang

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 February 1958, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. Carpenter’s father was an executive for Life magazine, and she spent part of her early life living in Japan. She grew up with a love of contemporary pop hits, although her mother’s Woody Guthrie and Judy Collins records gave her some interest in country/folk music. She spent her time at home with her guitar, and her fat Read more

Annie Lennox - 69% match to k.d. lang

Genres: Dance Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ann Lennox, 25 December 1954, Aberdeen, Scotland. Following the amicable dissolution of the Eurythmics in 1991, the component parts of that band have gone on to widely varying degrees of success. Both of Lennox’s first two solo albums would reach number 1 in the UK charts, the second of which doing so while fellow David A. Stewart was underachieving with Greetings From Read more

Dar Williams - 69% match to k.d. lang

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Dorothy Snowden Williams, 19 April 1967, Mount Kisco, New York, USA. Singer-songwriter Dar Williams first gained exposure by playing tiny church halls and cramped coffee houses on the small-town Massachusetts folk circuit. Her debut album, The Honesty Room, was released by Grapevine Records in 1995 and attracted immediate critical acclaim. Billboard magazine featured William Read more

Linda Ronstadt - 69% match to k.d. lang

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Linda Maria Ronstadt, 15 July 1946, Tucson, Arizona, USA. The daughter of a professional musician, Ronstadt’s first singing experience was gained with her sisters in the Three Ronstadts. She met guitarist Bob Kimmel at Arizona’s State University and together the two aspirants moved to Los Angeles, where they were joined by songwriter Kenny Edwards. Taking the name Read more

Kirsty MacColl - 67% match to k.d. lang

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 October 1959, England, d. 18 December 2000, Mexico. The daughter of the celebrated folk singer Ewan MacColl, Kirsty enjoyed success in her own right as an accomplished songwriter and pop vocalist. Originally signed to Stiff Records as a 16-year-old after they heard her singing with punk outfit the Drug Addix, she was most unfortunate not to secure a massive hit with the e Read more

Shelby Lynne - 67% match to k.d. lang

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Shelby Lynn Moorer, 22 October 1968, Quantico, Virginia, USA. The exceptionally talented Lynne was raised in Jackson, Alabama, and her life reads like a soap opera: there were long arguments with her father who had her jailed on a trumped-up charge, and later, she saw her father shoot her mother dead and then commit suicide, leaving her to look after her younger sister, Alli Read more


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