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The Derailers - 100% match to Kinky Friedman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A honky tonk country rock outfit based in Austin, Texas, USA, the Derailers are led by singer-songwriters, Tony Villanueva (8 August 1967, Eugene, Oregon, USA; guitar, vocals) and Brian Hofeldt (b. 10 June 1967, Caldwell, Idaho, USA; guitar, piano, vocals). Villanueva once described the band’s mission as one of exploring ‘the moan and the mournful harmonies’ t Read more

Tompall Glaser - 96% match to Kinky Friedman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Bruce Robison - 91% match to Kinky Friedman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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Rosie Flores - 87% match to Kinky Friedman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 September 1950, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Flores’ background accounts for the strong Mexican influence in her brand of country music. When she was 12 years old, her family moved to San Diego, California, and in her mid-teens Flores became part of an all-female psychedelic band, Penelope’s Children. She was then backed by a punk band, Rosie And The Screamers. Next Read more

Austin Lounge Lizards - 72% match to Kinky Friedman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Austin, Texas, USA, in 1980 by Conrad Deisler (guitar), Hank Card (banjo) and Tom Pittman (pedal steel guitar), the trio built a repertoire that reflected their individual musical interests. Deisler and Card had played together in contemporary folk bands while students at Princeton University in the mid-70s. They had a liking for country music and had woven some of th Read more

Radney Foster - 64% match to Kinky Friedman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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20 July 1959, Del Rio, Texas, USA. His father, who was a lawyer (as had been his grandfather and father before him), played guitar and sang and Radney, the second of four Foster children, followed his father’s example with regard to music. In 1979, dreams of being a country singer saw him drop out of university and move to Nashville in the hope of fulfilling his ambitio Read more

Waylon Jennings - 63% match to Kinky Friedman

Genres: Children's Music Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Wayland Arnold Jennings, 15 June 1937, Littlefield, Texas, USA, d. 13 February 2002, Arizona, USA. Jennings’ mother wanted to name him Tommy but his father, William Alvin, insisted that the family tradition of ‘W.A.’ should be maintained. His father played guitar in Texas dancehalls and Jennings’ childhood hero was Ernest Tubb, with whom he later recorded Read more

Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen - 62% match to Kinky Friedman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although renowned for its high-energy rock, the Detroit/Ann Arbor region also formed the focal point for this entertaining country rock band. The first of several tempestuous line-ups was formed in 1967, comprising Commander Cody (George Frayne IV, 19 July 1944, Boise City, Idaho, USA; piano), John Tichy (b. St. Louis, Missouri, USA; lead guitar), Steve Schwartz (guitar), Do Read more

Johnny Rodriguez - 59% match to Kinky Friedman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock World Music
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Merle Haggard - 54% match to Kinky Friedman

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 April 1937, Bakersfield, California, USA. ‘Like a razor’s edge, Merle Haggard sings’ is how John Stewart described his voice in ‘Eighteen Wheels’, and that razor has been honed by his rough and rowdy ways. In the 30s Haggard’s parents migrated from the Dustbowl to ‘the land of milk and honey’, California. Life, however, was almost a Read more

Bill Kirchen - 53% match to Kinky Friedman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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29 January 1948, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Kirchen grew up with a love of various forms of American music - country, blues, western swing and rockabilly - and this has proved invaluable over the years. He was a founder member of Commander Cody And The Lost Planet Airmen in 1967 and he sang and played guitar with the group until 1976. With his Telecaster guitar, he could emul Read more

Johnny Bush - 51% match to Kinky Friedman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Bush Shinn III, 17 February 1935, Houston, Texas, USA. Bush sang and played guitar as an adolescent. He moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1962 and was resident at the Texas Star Inn. He became a drummer and worked with Willie Nelson. Nelson, and then Bush, moved to Ray Price’s band but Bush had no luck in developing a solo career. He eventually became the leader of W Read more

The Notorious Cherry Bombs - 50% match to Kinky Friedman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Steve Earle - 48% match to Kinky Friedman

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock 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

The Maddox Brothers & Rose - 48% match to Kinky Friedman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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