Pirates Of The Mississippi Similar Artists

Doug Supernaw - 100% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s
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26 September 1960, Houston, Texas, USA. It surprises many to find that Supernaw, which he claims is of French/Native American extraction, is his real name. His mother was a coal miner’s daughter and a fanatical country music fan, while his father was a scientist who only liked classical music. He learned to play guitar and grew up heavily influenced by fellow Texans Geo Read more

Lee Roy Parnell - 81% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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21 December 1956, Abilene, Texas, USA. Bob Wills was a close family friend and Parnell sang on stage with him when he was only six years old, an incident he mentions in his 1993 song ‘Country Down To My Soul’. Growing up in a household that loved western swing, Parnell found that his own tastes included blues and rock ‘n’ roll. He formed his own band when Read more

McBride & The Ride - 72% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Terry McBride (16 September 1958, Austin, Texas, USA; lead vocals, bass), Ray Herndon (b. 14 July 1960, Scottsdale, Arkansas, USA; guitar, vocals) and Billy Thomas (b. 24 October 1953, Fort Myers, Florida, USA; drums, vocals). MCA producer Tony Brown noticed that Alabama were losing their appeal and so he formed a new country group to take over the market. He experimented wi Read more

Paul Overstreet - 68% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 March 1955, Newton, Mississippi, USA. Overstreet moved to Nashville in 1973 and was married for a short time to Dolly Parton’s sister Frieda. It was not until 1982 that he made an impression as a songwriter. George Jones had a US country hit with ‘Same Old Me’ and Overstreet was able to ‘buy a lot of booze and drugs and a new car’. The country hit Read more

David Ball - 67% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 July May 1953, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA. Country singer-songwriter David Ball was born into a musical family headed by his Baptist preacher father. Later he moved with his family to Spartanburg, South Carolina. There he was able to persuade his parents to buy him a guitar - a Stella. Having written his first song in seventh grade, he played it in a school talent show Read more

Highway 101 - 64% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Like the Monkees, Highway 101 is a manufactured US band. Chuck Morris, the manager of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Lyle Lovett, wanted to form an outfit that would play ‘traditional country with a rock ‘n’ roll backbeat’. He recruited session man Scott ‘Cactus’ Moser (3 May 1957, Montrose, Colorado, USA) to help him. He worked with bass player Read more

Sweethearts Of The Rodeo - 60% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sisters Janis Oliver (28 November 1955, Manhattan Beach, California, USA) and Kristine Oliver (b. 1 March 1957, Manhattan Beach, California, USA) grew up in California and spent much time practising their vocal harmonies. In 1973, they started working as an acoustic duo, taking their name from a Byrds album. Although they mostly performed contemporary country rock songs, the Read more

The Tractors - 59% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This country roots band was formed in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Leader Steve Ripley (1 January 1950) started playing in Oklahoma honky tonks while still in his teens. Building up a reputation as a leading session musician, his credits include appearances with Leon Russell and J.J. Cale, and he was Bob Dylan’s lead guitarist on 1981’s Shot Of Love. He also invented a gu Read more

Brother Phelps - 58% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Decades Active: 1990s
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Ricky Lee Phelps (Richard Lee Phelps, 8 October 1953, Edmonton, Kentucky, USA) sang and Doug Phelps (b. 15 December 1960, Edmonton, Kentucky, USA) played bass for the Kentucky Headhunters before forming the 90s country band Brother Phelps. They held a nationwide competition to find the name of the band, and finally chose Brother Phelps as a tribute to their late father, a pr Read more

Billy Yates - 57% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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13 March 1963, Doniphan, Missouri, USA. Country singer-songwriter Yates was raised on a small farm in rural Missouri, just across the border from Arkansas. As a child he used to sing with his family on short radio broadcasts on KDFN-AM in Doniphan, and occasionally performed at country fairs. After graduating from high school he began performing at local music theatres, and Read more

Southern Pacific - 54% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When the Doobie Brothers broke up in 1982, guitarist/fiddler John McFee (9 September 1950, Santa Cruz, California, USA) and drummer Keith Knudsen (b. 18 February 1948, LeMars, Iowa, USA, d. 8 February 2005, Kentfield, California, USA) went into session work. Both of them featured on Emmylou Harris’ 1983 recording White Shoes, and McFee played both lead and steel guitar Read more

Mel McDaniel - 53% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 September 1942, Checotah, Oklahoma, USA. McDaniel began working in bands around Tulsa - first on trumpet, then on guitar - and J.J. Cale wrote and produced his first single, ‘Lazy Me’. He moved to Nashville in 1969, and after two years of knocking on doors, his brother found him steady work at a club in Anchorage, Alaska. In the mid-70s, he began recording demos Read more

T. Graham Brown - 53% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anthony Graham Brown, 30 October 1954, Arabi, Georgia, USA. As much a southern R&B singer as a country singer-songwriter, Brown was at school in Athens, Georgia, with members of the B-52’s. He earned extra money singing cover versions in lounge bars, until he saw a television documentary on David Allen Coe, after which he formed Rio Diamond, an ‘outlaw’ ba Read more

Ken Mellons - 52% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Kenneth Edward Mellons, 10 July 1965, Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. Honky-tonk singer-songwriter Mellons wanted to play country music from a very early age. He grew up attending shows, festivals and the Grand Ole Opry and subsequently landed a job at Opryland USA impersonating country performers. This led to an appearance on the Grand Ole Opry itself and growing recognition aro Read more

Lacy J. Dalton - 51% match to Pirates Of The Mississippi

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jill Byrem, 13 October 1948, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Dalton’s father played guitar and mandolin, but she was originally determined to be an artist. At the age of 18, she moved to Los Angeles and then settled in Santa Cruz, where she played the clubs for 12 years. She worked as a protest singer and then became the lead singer with a psychedelic band, Office, under Read more


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