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Darden Smith - 100% match to Peter Himmelman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 March 1962, Brenham, Texas, USA. Smith is among a clutch of singer-songwriters to have emerged from Texas during the mid-80s. He wrote his first songs at the age of 10, but began to take music seriously once his family moved to Houston when he was 13. His influences range from Guy Clark to Townes Van Zandt and Bob Dylan, or as he has said, ‘Anyone who can tell a stor Read more

Luka Bloom - 49% match to Peter Himmelman

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kevin Barry Moore, 23 May 1955, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Eire. Folk singer and guitarist Moore, and younger brother of the legendary Christy Moore, has made a career for himself, despite considerable hardship. He recorded several albums under his own name, beginning with 1978’s Treaty Stone, before developing ‘carpal tunnel syndrome’, which halted the finger-pi Read more

Shawn Colvin - 44% match to Peter Himmelman

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

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Jeffrey Gaines - 41% match to Peter Himmelman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Singer Jeffrey Gaines specializes in gentle romantic songs that centre around his smooth, crooning voice. Gaines’ musical interest was sparked at a young age, owing largely in part to his parents’ collection of soul records, but it was his discovery of Ziggy Stardust -era David Bowie that truly sealed his fate, leading to his particip Read more

David Wilcox - 39% match to Peter Himmelman

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock
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Martin Sexton - 37% match to Peter Himmelman

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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2 March 1966, Syracuse, New York, USA. One of 12 children born to an office-equipment salesman father, Sexton got his start in music as a member of the covers band, By Design. At the end of the 80s the singer-songwriter had relocated to Boston, waiting tables and rehearsing his own compositions in his free time. In 1992 he assembled a home-made demo album of his compositions Read more

Freedy Johnston - 33% match to Peter Himmelman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1961, Kinsley, Kansas, USA. Johnston, a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter whose music defies easy categorization, made his debut for Bar/None Records in 1990 with the Chris Butler-produced The Trouble Tree. An accomplished record, highlighted by the artist’s succinct lyrics and able characterization of his subjects, it received positive reviews throughout the US un Read more

Bruce Cockburn - 21% match to Peter Himmelman

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 May 1945, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This guitarist and singer-songwriter has long been heralded as Canada’s best-kept secret. After studying briefly at the Berklee College Of Music, Cockburn began his career in the mid-60s as a member of the Children. He played with a number of other Canadian bands including the Esquires, the Flying Circus, Olivus and 3’s A Crowd Read more

Bodeans - 19% match to Peter Himmelman

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Marty Balin - 18% match to Peter Himmelman

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Martyn Jerel Buchwald, 30 January 1942, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. A former painter, sculptor and dancer, Balin began his recording career in the early 60s. Two singles for Challenge, a prominent Los Angeles label, invoked the saccharine pop of the era, whereas two subsequent groups, the Town Criers and the Gateway Singers, were reminiscent of the New Christy Minstrels. Inspired Read more

John Hiatt - 17% match to Peter Himmelman

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 August 1952, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The archetypal musicians’ musician, John Hiatt is a powerful singer, guitarist and talented songwriter whose material has been recorded by various acts, including Dr. Feelgood, Searchers, Iggy Pop, Three Dog Night, Desert Rose Band, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Nick Lowe, Rick Nelson and the Neville Brothers. Hiatt started out in Read more

Peter Case - 17% match to Peter Himmelman

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 April 1954, Buffalo, New York, USA. This Los Angeles, California-based folk rock singer-songwriter first worked as part of pop rock bands the Nerves (whose compositions included ‘Hanging On The Telephone’) and the Plimsouls. His solo career kicked off in 1986 with an album of stylistic diversity. Intelligent and considered, there was little in the songs to excite Read more

Shelby Lynne - 17% match to Peter Himmelman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass 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

Greg Brown - 15% match to Peter Himmelman

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Iowa, USA. Greg Brown’s traditional folk songwriting is infused with a distinctive Midwestern sensibility. Growing up in a family obsessed by music, he began to play the pump organ when he was six, before picking up the guitar a few years later (he was taught by his mother). A series of concerts followed at local church venues, where his father was a preacher. Eventuall Read more

Lyle Lovett - 15% match to Peter Himmelman

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

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