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Josh Rouse - 100% match to Ron Sexsmith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1972, Nebraska, USA. This US singer-songwriter grew up in Nebraska but spent much of his teenage life following his father from state to state on military assignments. Rouse, who played in both high school orchestras and punk bands, studied at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee before resuming his itinerant wanderings. He finally settled in Nashville in the mid-90s wh Read more

Rufus Wainwright - 83% match to Ron Sexsmith

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

Hayden - 76% match to Ron Sexsmith

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Sarah Harmer - 72% match to Ron Sexsmith

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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12 November 1970, Burlington, Ontario, Canada. This folk pop singer-songwriter grew up in rural Ontario, and formed her first band while she was studying at Queen’s University in Kingston. After playing with the Toronto-based Saddletramps for a period, Harmer formed alt pop band Weeping Tile with guitarist Luther Wright. The unit made their debut in 1994 with a self-tit Read more

Kathleen Edwards - 68% match to Ron Sexsmith

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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11 July 1978, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Singer-songwriter Edwards spent much of her childhood in South Korea or Switzerland owing to her father’s work for the diplomatic core. Trained on classical violin as a youngster, Edwards launched her musical career in the late 90s as a singer-songwriter. She established her reputation on Ottawa’s downtown folk scene and in 19 Read more

Blue Rodeo - 66% match to Ron Sexsmith

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

Bruce Cockburn - 64% match to Ron Sexsmith

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 - 61% match to Ron Sexsmith

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

Ryan Adams - 59% match to Ron Sexsmith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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David Ryan Adams, 5 November 1974, Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA. Adams’ first foray into music was with high school punk band, Patty Duke Syndrome, fuelled by influences such as the Dead Kennedys and Sonic Youth. However, first experiences of love-turned-sour converted Adams to country and folk as he searched for a musical genre which could embody his feelings. In Read more

Great Lake Swimmers - 58% match to Ron Sexsmith

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Conceived as an outlet for ex-script writer, Tony Dekker (17 July 1976, Wainfleet, Ontario, Canada; guitar/vocals) and his subdued, reverb-drenched, Neil Young and Will Oldham -inspired acoustic recordings, the core line-up of Canada’s Great Lake Swimmers was completed in 2003 by Erik Arnesen (b. Ontario, Canada; banjo/guitar) and Colin Huebert (b. Ontario, Canada; dru Read more

Daniel Lanois - 56% match to Ron Sexsmith

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 September 1951, Hull, Quebec, Canada. This esteemed producer and occasional singer-songwriter rose to fame during the late 80s through his contribution to major releases by Peter Gabriel (So) and U2 (The Unforgettable Fire and The Joshua Tree). He subsequently produced Robbie Robertson, the widely-acclaimed ‘comeback’ album by the former leader of the Band, and Read more

Aimee Mann - 55% match to Ron Sexsmith

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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8 September 1960, Richmond, Virginia, USA. Having begun performing with the punk-inspired Young Snakes, Aimee Mann achieved recognition during the mid-80s as the lead vocalist of the critically acclaimed ’Til Tuesday. Frustrated with the industry trying to push a more mainstream approach - and suggesting that writers outside the band should contribute material - Mann le Read more

Gillian Welch - 55% match to Ron Sexsmith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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2 October 1967, New York City, New York, USA. The daughter of Hollywood television composers, Welch was raised in California where she achieved a degree in photography at Santa Cruz College. She later attended the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, where she met her musical, songwriting and romantic partner David Rawlings. They began playing bluegrass clubs as a duo, gradua Read more

M. Ward - 55% match to Ron Sexsmith

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Matthew Ward, 1974, Ventura County, California, USA. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Ward manages to touch upon all the elements of the roots rock and alt country genres, earning comparisons to artists such as Tom Waits, Grandaddy, Sparklehorse, and Giant Sand’s Howe Gelb. Ward was first spotted as a member of the California-based trio Rodriguez, before setting out on h Read more

Martha Wainwright - 55% match to Ron Sexsmith

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


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