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Blue Rodeo - 46% match to The Sadies

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

Giant Sand - 32% match to The Sadies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed by singer-songwriter Howe Gelb (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards) in his home town of Tucson, Arizona, USA, in 1980 with Rainer (Rainer Ptacek, 7 June 1951, East Berlin, Germany, d. 12 November 1997, Tucson, Arizona, USA; guitar) and Billy Sed (drums). This line-up recorded a four-track EP as Giant Sandworms on a local label before departing for New York, where Sed Read more

Son Volt - 31% match to The Sadies

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Led by singer and guitarist Jay Farrar (26 December 1966, Belleville, Illinois, USA), this contemporary US band has been widely applauded for their irreverent but clearly fond approach to the country tradition. Additionally comprising bass player Jim Boquist, brother and multi-instrumentalist Dave Boquist and drummer Mike Heidorn, the band made its debut in 1995 with Trace, Read more

Uncle Tupelo - 31% match to The Sadies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Belleville, Illinois, USA in 1987, Uncle Tupelo revolved around childhood friends and songwriters Jeff Tweedy (25 August 1967, Belleville, Illinois, USA) and Jay Farrar (b. 26 December 1966, Belleville, Illinois, USA). Primarily influenced by punk, then the blue-collar folk and country of Gram Parsons and John Prine, they specialized in grizzled bar-room laments to Read more

Alejandro Escovedo - 30% match to The Sadies

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Alejandro Escovedo, 1951, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter Escovedo is the seventh of 12 children born to a former Mexican prizefighter and musician. The family moved to Texas from the Mexican town of Saltillo when Escovedo was 12, before relocating to southern California by the late 50s. Several of his siblings subsequently became involved in the music industry - Read more

Sloan - 29% match to The Sadies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Canadian alternative rock band originated at the Nova Scotia College Of Art in Halifax, where Andrew Scott (15 November 1967, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; drums) and Chris Murphy (b. 7 November 1968, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada; bass) linked with Patrick Pentland (b. Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland; guitar) and Jay Ferguson (b. 14 October 1968, Ha Read more

Kathleen Edwards - 28% match to The Sadies

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

Drive-By Truckers - 27% match to The Sadies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This acclaimed US outfit emerged in the late 90s as a bunch of rowdy southern rockers, who were obviously weaned on Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young, and the Rolling Stones. The band’s story began in the mid-80s at the University of North Alabama, when Patterson Hood (son of renowned Muscle Shoals session bass player David Hood) joined forces with fellow guitarist Mike Cooley. T Read more

Golden Smog - 27% match to The Sadies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A side project for members of Soul Asylum, the Jayhawks, Run Westy Run, Wilco and the Honeydogs, the real names of those involved in the ‘alt country supergroup’ Golden Smog were kept a closely guarded secret on the release of their debut album in 1996. However, the pseudonyms David Spear, Michael Macklyn, Raymond Virginia, Scott Summitt, Jarret Decatur-Lane and Leona Read more

The Handsome Family - 26% match to The Sadies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Chicago, USA-based musician Brett Sparks originally formed the Handsome Family with his wife Rennie, who he met while studying medieval classical composition at university, and friend Mike Werner. The Sparks’ unique urban folk music is lumped in with the ‘No Depression’ alternative country scene, a style commonly associated with bands such as Uncle Tupelo, Whiske Read more

The Jayhawks - 25% match to The Sadies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Def American Records producer George Drakoulias discovered this Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA-based band after they had already made two low-key records. Legend has it that he phoned Dave Ayers of Twin/Tone Records and, on overhearing a collection of the band’s demos during the conversation, signed them up. Together since 1985, until their induction to Rick Rubin’s ecle Read more

Centro-Matic - 23% match to The Sadies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Centro-Matic was formed in Denton, Texas, USA, in 1995, when drummer Will Johnson quit the band Funland and decided to become a frontman (handling vocal, guitar, and songwriting duties) for a new project. Indeed, in subsequent years it has been hard to tell at times if Centro-Matic is merely a solo vehicle for Johnson (as evidenced by the band’s one-man early singles, or s Read more

Gene Clark - 21% match to The Sadies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harold Eugene Clark, 17 November 1944, Tipton, Missouri, USA, d. 24 May 1991, Sherman Oaks, California, USA. After playing in various teenage groups, Clark was offered a place in the sprawling New Christy Minstrels in late 1963. He stayed long enough to contribute to two albums, Merry Christmas and Land Of Giants, before returning to Los Angeles, where he teamed up with Jim Read more

Steve Earle - 21% match to The Sadies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephen Fain Earle, 17 January 1955, Fort Monroe, Virginia, USA. Earle’s father was an air-traffic controller and the family was raised in Schertz, near San Antonio, Texas. Earle played an acoustic guitar from the age of 11, but he also terrorized his school friends with a sawn-off shotgun. He left home many times and sang ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’ a Read more

The Gourds - 21% match to The Sadies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Originating from Austin, Texas, USA, the Gourds’ distinctive alternative country sound marries influences as diverse as Lynyrd Skynyrd, David Bowie and Charlie Daniels. The band was formed in the mid-90s by singer/guitarist Kevin Russell (Beaumont, Texas, USA), a veteran of outfits including the Picket Line Coyotes, whom he once described as a cross between Hüsker Read more


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