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Mason Jennings - 83% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. A whole slew of new roots rock singer-songwriters appeared on the scene during the early twenty-first century, including acclaimed artists such as Ryan Adams, Rhett Miller, and Mason Jennings.Jennings was raised in the frigid locale of Pittsburgh, where he and his younger brother played in a variety of local outfits. By the time Read more

Ben Lee - 77% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 September 1978, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Alternating between alt pop and folksy singer-songwriter fare, Lee has been heralded in the music press as a ‘modern day Bob Dylan.’ Lee got his start during the early to mid-90s with the teen alt rock outfit Noise Addict. The band only lasted for a few EPs and a lone album release, but managed to make big time Read more

Fred Neil - 76% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 March 1936, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 7 July 2001, Summerland Key, Florida, USA. An important figure in America’s folk renaissance, Neil’s talent first emerged in 1956 when he co-wrote an early Buddy Holly single, ‘Modern Don Juan’. He released a few solo singles during the late 50s, often using the name Freddie Neil. By the following decade he was a fi Read more

Lee Hazlewood - 76% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Barton Lee Hazlewood, 9 July 1929, Mannford, Oklahoma, USA, d. 4 August 2007, Henderson, Nevada, USA. Hazlewood, the son of an oil worker, studied medicine at the Southern Methodist University in Fort Worth, Texas and served in Korea as a disc jockey for military radio. On his return in 1953, Hazlewood became a disc jockey at the KCKY station in Coolidge, Arizona. Two years Read more

Robyn Hitchcock - 75% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Rufus Wainwright - 75% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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22 July 1973, Rhinebeck, New York, USA. The son of singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Rufus was raised by his mother in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, following his parents’ separation. He began studying piano at the age of six, and by his early teens was touring with his mother, aunt and sister in the McGarrigle Sisters And Family. At the age of 1 Read more

Tim Hardin - 72% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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J. Timothy Hardin, 23 December 1941, Eugene, Oregon, USA, d. 29 December 1980, Hollywood, California, USA. After spending an itinerant childhood moving around the country with his musician parents, Hardin enlisted in the US Marines and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. Following his discharge he arrived in New York in 1962 with a full-blown heroin habit as a lasting legacy o Read more

Martha Wainwright - 71% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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8 May 1976, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The youngest child of singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright followed her elder brother Rufus Wainwright into a music career in the late 90s. Like Rufus, she was brought up surrounded by music even though her parents split up when she was only 12-months old. Martha shared the dubious honour with h Read more

Ben Kweller - 70% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Benjamin Kweller, 16 June 1981, Greenville, Texas, USA. Alt rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Kweller first burst upon the scene as the leader of mid-90s teen grunge outfit Radish, before launching a solo career in the new millennium.Originating from a small southern US town, Kweller was raised in quite a fertile musical environment, as he began pl Read more

John Prine - 70% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 October 1946, Maywood, Illinois, USA. His grandfather had played with Merle Travis, and Prine himself started playing guitar at the age of 14. He then spent time in college, worked as a postman for five years, and spent two years in the army. He began his musical career around 1970, singing in clubs in the Chicago area. Prine signed to Atlantic Records in 1971, releasing Read more

John Vanderslice - 70% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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22 May 1967, Gainesville, Florida, USA. A bit of a vagabond (he has lived in Florida, Maryland, Boston, Los Angeles, and even London, before settling down in his current home-town, San Francisco), indie rock singer-songwriter Vanderslice first appeared on the music scene as a member of the alt prog outfit mk Ultra. This San Francisco-based band issued three albums during an Read more

Tom Waits - 69% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Alan Waits, 7 December 1949, Pomona, California, USA. A gifted lyricist, composer, raconteur and actor, Waits has enjoyed a long and fruitful career. The son of teachers, his parents separated when he was 11, leaving Tom and his sisters to be raised by his mother in the San Diego suburb of National City. He left school to work at a local pizza house, a period later ce Read more

John Martyn - 65% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Michael Hurley - 65% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 December 1941, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA. Hurley began playing guitar at the age of 13 and subsequently led an itinerant lifestyle until gravitating to the folk enclave at New York’s Greenwich Village. An accomplished performer and songwriter, he was about to secure a major recording contract when a combination of hepatitis and mononucleosis led to a lengthy sp Read more

Tom Paxton - 63% match to Rod McKuen

Genres: Children's Music Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Richard Paxton, 31 October 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Paxton’s interest in folk music developed as a student at the University of Oklahoma. In 1960 he moved to New York and became one of several aspiring performers to frequent the city’s Greenwich Village coffee house circuit. Paxton made his professional debut at the Gaslight, the renowned folk haunt tha Read more


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