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The J. Geils Band - 100% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Graham Parker - 57% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 November 1950, London, England. Having begun his career in aspiring soul groups the Black Rockers and Deep Cut Three, R&B vocalist Parker undertook menial employment while completing several demo tapes of his original songs. One such collection came to the attention of David Robinson, owner of a small recording studio within a building housing the north London, Hope & Read more

Alejandro Escovedo - 52% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Alejandro Escovedo, 1951, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter Escovedo is the seventh of 12 children born to a former Mexican prizefighter and musician. The family moved to Texas from the Mexican town of Saltillo when Escovedo was 12, before relocating to southern California by the late 50s. Several of his siblings subsequently became involved in the music industry - Read more

NRBQ - 49% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Miami, Florida, USA, 1968, the origins of NRBQ (New Rhythm & Blues Quintet) were actually in Louisville, Kentucky a few years earlier. There, Terry Adams (14 August 1950; keyboards) and Steve Ferguson (b. 1947, Louisville, Kentucky, USA; guitar) were members of a group called Merseybeats USA. Moving to Miami, the pair joined with New York musicians Frank Gadler Read more

Willie Nile - 46% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Barton Noonan, 1949, Buffalo, New York, USA. This literate folk rock troubadour was compared to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen when his self-titled debut album appeared in 1980. However, this release - specifically the opener ‘Vagabond Moon’ - was indebted to the jangle of the Byrds, in a similar way to Tom Petty’s work from the same period.

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Peter Case - 44% match to Peter Wolf

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

Rockpile - 44% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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The name Rockpile was derived from a 1972 album by founding vocalist/guitarist Dave Edmunds. In 1979 he suspended his solo career by officially joining forces with three musicians who had featured on several albums issued under his own name. ex-Brinsley Schwarz frontman, Nick Lowe, bass player Billy Bremner (ex-Lulu And The Luvvers) and drummer Terry Williams (ex-Love Sculpture Read more

Rodney Crowell - 44% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 August 1950, Houston, Texas, USA. Combining careers as a country songwriter, producer and artist, Crowell rose to fame in the 80s as an influential figure in Nashville’s new breed of country traditionalists, along with Emmylou Harris, in whose Hot Band he worked for three years, Rosanne Cash, and fellow songwriters such as Guy Clark. His songs have been covered by Bob Read more

Steve Forbert - 43% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 December 1954, Meridian, Mississippi, USA. Forbert played guitar and harmonica in local rock bands before moving to New York in 1976. There he busked at Grand Central Station before making his first recordings in 1977 for Nemperor and was briefly heralded as ‘the new [ Bob ] Dylan’ because of the tough poetry of his lyrics. Forbert’s biggest commercial succ Read more

Dave Alvin - 40% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 November 1955, Los Angeles, California, USA. The country guitarist Dave Alvin had a successful career with his brother Phil in the Blasters, whose best-known song, ‘Marie Marie’, was a UK hit for Shakin’ Stevens. On leaving the band, he worked with the punk band X and scored the movie Border Radio. His solo albums are typical of his career, being a mixture Read more

Ian Hunter - 38% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 June 1946, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. Having served a musical apprenticeship in several contrasting groups, Hunter was employed as a contract songwriter when approached to audition for a new act recently signed by Island Records. Initially known as Silence, the band took the name Mott The Hoople on his installation and Hunter’s gravelly vocals and image-consciou Read more

John Hiatt - 37% match to Peter Wolf

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

Bodeans - 36% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Delbert McClinton - 34% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 November 1940, Lubbock, Texas, USA. This white R&B artist honed his craft working in a bar band, the Straitjackets, backing visiting blues giants such as Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Jimmy Reed. McClinton made his first recordings as a member of the Ron-Dels, and was noted for his distinctive harmonica work on Bruce Channel’s Read more

Gavin DeGraw - 33% match to Peter Wolf

Genres: Pop / Rock
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