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Robbie Robertson - 100% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jaime Robbie Robertson, 5 July 1943, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Robertson’s professional career began in 1960 when he replaced guitarist James Evans in Ronnie Hawkins’ backing group, the Hawks. Robertson’s rough, but exciting style prevails on several of Hawkins’ releases, including ‘Matchbox’, ‘Bo Diddley’ and ‘Who Do You Love Read more

Bruce Cockburn - 59% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz 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

Richard Thompson - 30% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Folk Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 April 1949, Notting Hill, London, England. The talented Thompson forged his reputation as guitarist, vocalist, and composer with Fairport Convention which, although initially dubbed ‘England’s Jefferson Airplane’, later evolved into a seminal folk rock act through such acclaimed releases as What We Did On Our Holidays, Unhalfbricking, Liege And Leif and Full Read more

Ron Sexsmith - 28% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Ronald Eldon Sexsmith, 8 January 1964, St. Catharine’s, Ontario, Canada. Formerly a motorcycle messenger, Toronto resident Sexsmith was first inspired by the music of Tim Hardin and other 60s singer-songwriters. By the age of 17 he was singing cover versions in local bars. Embarking on his own song cycles, he released 1991’s cassette only Grand Opera Lane (the albu Read more

Blue Rodeo - 22% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This country rock band from Toronto, Canada, have often found themselves fielding comparisons with the Band, although in truth their sound owes as much to Buffalo Springfield and the Beatles. They deserve wider recognition outside Canada where they remain one of the country’s most popular acts. The band was formed by two distinctive singer-songwriters and guitarists, Jim C Read more

Burton Cummings - 21% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 December 1947, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Burton Cummings was the lead vocalist on the majority of the recordings by the Guess Who during that Canadian band’s reign during the 60s. Upon leaving for a solo career in the mid-70s, three years after the band’s guitarist Randy Bachman had left to form Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Cummings signed a solo contract with Po Read more

Kate & Anna McGarrigle - 21% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock World Music
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Stan Rogers - 21% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Folk Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stanley Allison Rogers, 29 November 1949, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, d. 2 June 1983, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Singer-songwriter Rogers began as a bass player in pick-up rock outfits in his native Hamilton, before becoming possibly Canada’s finest ever folk singer-songwriter. In 1969, he turned professional and, the following year, released two singles (‘Here’s T Read more

Randy Bachman - 20% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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The Tragically Hip - 20% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This politically correct Canadian guitar rock band has proved massively popular in its native country, while earning comparisons to Green On Red and early R.E.M. further abroad. The line-up comprises Bobby aka Rob Baker (12 April 1962, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; guitar), Gordon Downie (b. 6 February 1964, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; vocals), Johnny Fay (b. 30 April 1966, King Read more

Gordon Lightfoot - 18% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 November 1938, Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Lightfoot moved to Los Angeles, USA during the 50s where he studied at Hollywood’s Westlake College of Music. Having pursued a short-lived career composing jingles for television, the singer began recording demos of his own compositions which, by 1960, owed a considerable debt to folk singers Pete Seeger and Bob Gibson. Lightf Read more

Paul Kelly - 18% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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The Weakerthans - 16% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This leftist and erudite, self-effacing 1997-formed Winnipeg, Canada act were dubbed folk punk when their debut, Fallow, appeared on G7 Welcoming Committee, a label set up by Propagandhi founders Chris Hannah and Jord Samolesky. The Weakerthans’ kingpin and former Propagandhi bass player John K. Samson (John Kristjan Samson, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; guitar, vocals) d Read more

Tim Buckley - 16% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Folk Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Timothy Charles Buckey III, 14 February 1947, Washington, DC, USA, d. 29 June 1975, Santa Monica, California, USA. This radiant talent began his solo career in the folk clubs of Los Angeles. He was discovered by manager Herb Cohen who secured the singer’s recording contract with the prestigious Elektra Records label. 1966’s Tim Buckley introduced the artist as a sk Read more

Ian & Sylvia - 15% match to Rick Danko

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ian Dawson Tyson, 25 September 1933, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Ian Tyson’s father went to Canada in 1906 with dreams of being a cowboy and passed on his aspirations to his son, who worked on a farm, entered amateur rodeos and worked as a lumberjack. He says, ‘I’m always grateful for my logging and rodeo days because that’s where the songs come f Read more


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