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Mary Chapin Carpenter - 100% match to Nanci Griffith

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

Kate Wolf - 98% match to Nanci Griffith

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 January 1942, Sonoma County, San Francisco, California, USA, d. 10 December 1986. Wolf was a singer-songwriter who worked her home area and organized the Santa Rosa folk festivals, but who had a lasting influence on the new country scene of the early-80s. Her first albums, Back Roads and Lines On Paper, were recorded independently and released on her own Owl label. These Read more

Iris DeMent - 87% match to Nanci Griffith

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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5 January 1961, Paragould, Arkansas, USA. A singer-songwriter based in Kansas City, via California, Nashville, and originally the rural regions of Arkansas, USA, DeMent made her initial impact in 1991. Her early influences included gospel, Loretta Lynn and Johnny Cash, but she was 25 years of age before she began to write her own songs, and 30 when her debut album was releas Read more

Cheryl Wheeler - 66% match to Nanci Griffith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 July 1951, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Wheeler was raised in Timonium, Maryland, and has been playing guitar since she was 10 years old. One of her first jobs was singing in a restaurant and working as a waitress - at the same time. In the late 70s, she was a familiar figure in the Newport folk clubs. Her first album was produced by singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards and sh Read more

Eliza Gilkyson - 66% match to Nanci Griffith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1950, Hollywood, California, USA. Singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson has enjoyed a long if not always fruitful career, although by the start of the new millennium she had begun to reap some much deserved critical and commercial acclaim.Gilkyson is from a musical family, with her late father, the noted performer and songwriter Terry Gilkyson enjoying a U Read more

John Gorka - 64% match to Nanci Griffith

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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New Jersey, USA. Singer-songwriter Gorka, who possesses a rich and emotive baritone, honed his craft in America’s north-eastern folk scene of the early 80s before recording a succession of acclaimed albums. Influenced by Tom Paxton, Richard Thompson and Tom Waits, amongst others, his musical career began in 1986 when he was attending Moravian College in Bethlehem, with Read more

Lucy Kaplansky - 64% match to Nanci Griffith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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2 February 1960, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Kaplansky’s father was a professor of mathematics as well as an accomplished pianist, which gave his young daughter an equal grounding in academia and music. She became involved in the Chicago folk scene, and then moved up to New York in 1978 to catch the current folk revival. Kaplansky worked with another young singer, Shawn Col Read more

Kelly Willis - 61% match to Nanci Griffith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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2 October 1968, Lawton, Oklahoma, USA. An Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter, Kelly Willis was signed by MCA Records’ country division in 1990 and widely embraced by critics as a torchbearer for ‘new traditionalism’.Willis played in her first band when aged 16, performing with her future first husband Mas Palermo. Her raucous vocals Read more

Shawn Colvin - 56% match to Nanci Griffith

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

Kathy Mattea - 55% match to Nanci Griffith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kathleen Alice Mattea, 21 June 1959, Cross Lane, West Virginia, USA. During her teens, Mattea began playing with her guitar at church functions and, when she attended university, she joined a folk and bluegrass group, Pennsboro. She decided to go with the band leader to Nashville and, among several jobs, she worked as a tour guide at the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Despite t Read more

Rosanne Cash - 55% match to Nanci Griffith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 May 1955, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The daughter of Johnny Cash from his first marriage to Vivian Liberto, Cash lived with her mother in California after her parents divorced in 1966. Perhaps inevitably, she returned to Nashville, where she studied drama at Vanderbilt University, before relocating to Los Angeles to study ‘method’ acting at Lee Strasberg’s In Read more

Tom Russell - 54% match to Nanci Griffith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 March 1950, Arizona, USA. The country singer-songwriter Tom Russell grew up on a ranch in Santa Monica and had twin influences of cowboys and country music. He says, ‘Southern California was very rich in country music, not only with Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, but also the Hollywood cowboy scene. My brother became a full-on cowboy. It’s in the blood.’< Read more

Allison Moorer - 53% match to Nanci Griffith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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21 June 1972, Quantico, Alabama, USA. Country singer Allison Moorer became an instant celebrity in 1998 when she was heavily featured in the successful Robert Redford movie The Horse Whisperer. She performed her song ‘A Soft Place To Fall’ in its entirety as Redford danced with co-star Kristen Scott-Thomas. This was followed by the release of her debut album, Alaba Read more

Emmylou Harris - 50% match to Nanci Griffith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 April 1947, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Harris was raised in North Carolina, later attending the University Of North Carolina on a drama scholarship. Starting as a folk singer, Harris tried her luck in the late 60s in New York’s Greenwich Village folk clubs, making an album for the independent Jubilee label in 1970. Gliding Bird was largely unrepresentative of her subse Read more

Maura O'Connell - 50% match to Nanci Griffith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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County Clare, Eire. Folk singer Maura O’Connell began her career working with Mike Hanrahan before becoming a full-time member of Stockton’s Wing then De Dannan. However, after that band had enjoyed substantial success with Star Spangled Molly, O’Connell relocated to Nashville in 1985 to launch her solo career. She went there because of its reputation for song Read more


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