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Jewel - 100% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Children's Music Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Paula Cole - 90% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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5 April 1968, Rockport, Massachusetts, USA. Singer-songwriter Cole launched her career with the spirited, persuasive Harbinger set for Imago Records in July 1994. Among several notable tracks was the high-impact single, ‘I Am So Ordinary’, which forcefully dealt with Cole’s low self-esteem problems. However, its potential impact was scuppered when Imago lost i Read more

Jann Arden - 87% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jann Arden Richards, 27 March 1962, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This Canadian singer-songwriter worked as a salmon-gutter, a golf ball cleaner and a singing waitress before finding success as a musician. Arden recorded a solo single (‘Never Love A Sailor’) under her real name when she was only 17 and started working with rock ‘n’ roll groups in bars and clu Read more

Natalie Merchant - 84% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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26 October 1963, Jamestown, New York, USA. Having originally sung in a church choir, Merchant joined the highly regarded 10, 000 Maniacs in 1981 while studying at Jamestown Community College in New York. She would eventually leave that band over a decade later in 1992, three years before she made her solo bow. Merchant self-evidently relished the control afforded her by this Read more

Sheryl Crow - 80% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 February 1962, Kennett, Missouri, USA. Sheryl Crow’s asymmetric and abrasive songwriting is not the stuff for lazy listeners. She tackles difficult subjects head-on, wrapping the spare lyrics in angular melodies which stick in the mind.Raised in small town Missouri, Crow’s father was a ‘driven’ lawyer who prosecuted the Ku Klux Read more

Tori Amos - 79% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Myra Ellen Amos, 22 August 1963, Newton, North Carolina, USA. Singer-songwriter Amos was compared early in her career to everyone from Kate Bush to Joni Mitchell. She began playing the piano aged two-and-a-half, and was enrolled in Baltimore’s elite Peabody Institute as a five-year-old prodigy. Legend has it that she was formally ejected for ‘playing by ear’ t Read more

Shawn Colvin - 66% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Shanna Colvin, 10 January 1956, Vermillion, South Dakota, USA. A singer-songwriter in the tradition of her teen idol Joni Mitchell, Colvin was of considerable age before she recorded her first songs. Backed by fellow guitarist and songwriting partner John Leventhal (later a collaborator with Marc Cohn), her debut pulled together arresting material with an understated approac Read more

Alanis Morissette - 64% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 June 1974, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Morissette enjoyed considerable critical and public acclaim in her native Canada before that success began to translate to international audiences in the mid-90s. An accomplished singer, dancer and pianist, she began writing her own material at the age of nine. She then achieved her first domestic hit single at the age of 10 (‘Fate Read more

Heather Nova - 62% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Heather Frith, 6 July 1968, Bermuda. This singer-songwriter’s early childhood was spent on her family’s yacht, sailing around the Caribbean (her brother is the reggae singer, Mishka). Frith’s early interest in music intensified when, aged 19, she moved to Providence to study painting and film at the Rhode Island School of Design. She did not join in with the l Read more

Indigo Girls - 56% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US duo comprises Amy Ray (12 April 1964, Decatur, Georgia, USA; vocals/guitar) and Emily Saliers (b. 22 July 1963, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; vocals/guitar), who had met aged 10 and 11 while at school in Decatur, Georgia, USA. Soon they started to perform together, initially as the B Band, then Saliers And Ray. Their first cassette, Tuesday’s Children, mainly con Read more

Melissa Etheridge - 55% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 May 1961, Leavenworth, Kansas, USA. Etheridge was still only a teenager when she began playing piano and guitar in various covers bands around Kansas. After this grounding she had a more formal training at the Berklee College Of Music before playing the club circuit around Boston, Massachusetts. However, it was after she relocated to Los Angeles and was spotted performing Read more

Lisa Loeb - 54% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lisa Anne Loeb, 11 March 1968, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Singer-songwriter Loeb grew up in Dallas and attended Brown University, where she played in a band with her friend Liz Mitchell and Duncan Sheik. Relocating to New York she recorded a demo tape and toured incessantly with her band Nine Stories, comprising Tim Bright (guitar), Jonathan Feinberg (drums) and Joe Quigley (b Read more

Sophie B. Hawkins - 54% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Sophie Ballantine Hawkins, 1 November 1966, Manhattan, New York, USA. Born of liberal, wealthy East Manhattan parents (her father a lawyer, her mother British writer Joan Winthrop), Hawkins’ family background also boasted an aunt, Linda, who had been masseuse to Paul Simon. By the time she moved with Aunt Linda to the arty environs of West Greenwich, she had already beg Read more

Dido - 51% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong, 25 December 1971, England. Armstrong is the sister of Faithless mastermind and leading UK dance music producer, Rollo. She sang ‘Flowerstand Man’ on Faithless’ 1996 debut, Reverence and contributed backing vocals to several other tracks, while maintaining a day job in a London office and studying for a law degree p Read more

Michelle Branch - 51% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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2 July 1983, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. This US singer-songwriter was raised in Sedona, a small town in Arizona. After receiving a guitar for her fourteenth birthday, Branch began writing her own songs and playing live gigs around her home town. Before reaching 18 she had recorded an independently released debut album and opened for Hanson. A recording contract with Maverick R Read more


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