Nick Drake Similar Artists

Bert Jansch - 85% match to Nick Drake

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

3 November 1943, Glasgow, Scotland. This highly gifted acoustic guitarist and influential performer learned his craft in Edinburgh’s folk circle before being absorbed into London’s burgeoning circuit, where he established a formidable reputation as an inventive guitar player. His 1965 debut, Bert Jansch, is a landmark in British folk music and includes ‘Do You Read more

Elliott Smith - 85% match to Nick Drake

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists Vinyl CDs DVDs Blu-ray Books

Steven Paul Smith, 6 August 1969 Omaha, Nebraska, USA, d. 21 October 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA. Raised in a musical family, acclaimed singer-songwriter Smith first recorded with Portland, Oregon-based alternative rockers Heatmiser. Despite achieving a modicum of success with this band’s generic Fugazi -inspired hard rock, Smith felt happier recording acoustic m Read more

John Martyn - 77% match to Nick Drake

Genres: Folk Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

Iain David McGeachy, 11 September 1948, New Malden, Surrey, England. McGeachy grew up with musically minded parents and at the age of 17, and now known as John Martyn, started his professional career under the guidance of folk artist Hamish Imlach. The long, often bumpy journey through Martyn’s career began when he arrived in London, where he was signed instantly by the Read more

Vashti Bunyan - 62% match to Nick Drake

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

England. This UK singer-songwriter released a number of pop singles in the mid-60s but is best remembered for releasing one of the great, lost folk albums of the era. The former art school student was talent-spotted by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham in 1965 and signed a recording contract with Decca Records. She released the Mick Jagger / Keith Richards compositio Read more

Iron & Wine - 58% match to Nick Drake

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl DVDs

Sam Beam, South Carolina, USA. This Miami, Florida, USA-based one-man band earned comparisons to 70s folk rock icon Nick Drake with the release of his 2002 debut, The Creek Drank The Cradle. Multi-instrumentalist Sam Beam began issuing lo-fi tapes as Iron And Wine in the late 90s as a sideline to his day job as a cinematography teacher, crafting a slew of minimalist folk pop Read more

Jeff Buckley - 56% match to Nick Drake

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl DVDs

Jeffrey Scott Buckley, 17 November 1966, Orange County, California, USA, d. 29 May 1997, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The son of respected singer-songwriter Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley not unnaturally took exception to comparisons with his father, and cited his mother Mary Guibert as a greater influence. Having studied at the Los Angeles Musicians’ Institute, Jeff moved to Ne Read more

Joni Mitchell - 55% match to Nick Drake

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs DVDs Vinyl Blu-ray Books

Roberta Joan Anderson, 7 November 1943, Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Canada. After studying art in Calgary, this singer-songwriter moved to Toronto in 1964. The following February she gave birth to her daughter Kelly Dale Anderson but reluctantly gave her up for adoption at six months old (the subject was dealt with most memorably by the singer on the track ‘Little Green’ Read more

Alexi Murdoch - 54% match to Nick Drake

Genres: Pop / Rock
View Artist: Overview Songs Similar Artists CDs Blu-ray DVDs Vinyl

Sufjan Stevens - 54% match to Nick Drake

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Electronic & Ambient Folk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl DVDs

1 July 1975, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Indie pop singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sufjan Stevens built up a cult following in the early years of the twenty-first century with a series of ambitious solo albums informed by his religious faith. Raised in Detroit, Stevens attended music school and college, where he learned to play the oboe, piano, guitar, bass, banjo an Read more

Jose Gonzalez - 51% match to Nick Drake

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
View Artist: Overview Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

Neil Young - 51% match to Nick Drake

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl DVDs Blu-ray Books

12 November 1945, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Although Young maintains he had a happy childhood he contracted polio when he was 6 and throughout his teenage years he suffered the disintegration of his parents’ marriage (his father, Scott Young, was a hugely prolific sports writer and novelist). Having moved to Winnipeg as a child, Young began his enigmatic career as a mem Read more

Cat Stevens - 46% match to Nick Drake

Genres: Christian & Gospel Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs DVDs Blu-ray Books Vinyl

Stephen Demitri Georgiou, 21 July 1948, London, England. For Yusuf Islam, the constant search for the meaning of life that littered his lyrics and arose in interviews, seems to have arrived. Those who criticized his sometimes trite espousing now accept that his conversion to the Islamic faith and his retirement from a music world of ‘sin and greed’ was a committed Read more

M. Ward - 46% match to Nick Drake

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists Vinyl CDs DVDs

Matthew Ward, 1974, Ventura County, California, USA. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Ward manages to touch upon all the elements of the roots rock and alt country genres, earning comparisons to artists such as Tom Waits, Grandaddy, Sparklehorse, and Giant Sand’s Howe Gelb. Ward was first spotted as a member of the California-based trio Rodriguez, before setting out on h Read more

Red House Painters - 45% match to Nick Drake

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists Vinyl CDs

Once described by the New Musical Express as ‘the most intensely sad and beautiful new band of 1992’, this American indie band’s carefully sculpted, highly impressive work has hardly been over-publicized. Band leader Mark Kozelek (24 January 1967, Massillion, Ohio, USA) hates to do interviews, and is even less fond of having his picture taken, despite which he Read more

Leonard Cohen - 44% match to Nick Drake

Genres: Documentaries Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl DVDs Books Blu-ray

21 September 1934, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A graduate in English Literature from McGill and Columbia Universities, Cohen first made an impression as a novelist. The Favorite Game (1963) and Beautiful Losers (1966) offered the mixture of sexual and spiritual longing, despair and black humour, prevalent in his lyrics. Two early songs, ‘Suzanne’ and ‘Priests Read more


Artist matches Powered by AudioScrobbler
Filter Results