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Blue Rodeo - 100% 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

Blue Mountain - 88% match to The Sadies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Blue Mountain has been compared to similarly styled US outfits such as Uncle Tupelo and Wilco over the years, owing to their knack for penning memorable roots rock-based compositions. Blue Mountain’s roots lay in another outfit, the Hilltops, founded in 1988 in Oxford, Mississippi by eventual husband and wife Cary Hudson (Sumrall, Mississippi, USA; vocals/guitar) and La Read more

Old 97's - 86% match to The Sadies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Texas, USA-based band initially formed part of a second wave of grittier, grass roots country rockers inspired by the breakthrough of bands such as Uncle Tupelo and Green On Red, although they are compared to the Replacements and Clash as much as the former artists. Singer-songwriter Rhett Miller (Dallas, Texas, USA) first started playing with bass player Murry Hammond Read more

Son Volt - 86% 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

Jim White - 83% match to The Sadies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Giant Sand - 79% match to The Sadies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass 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

The Jayhawks - 79% 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

Uncle Tupelo - 75% 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

Fred Eaglesmith - 72% match to The Sadies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
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Alejandro Escovedo - 70% 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

Richard Buckner - 67% match to The Sadies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1967, San Francisco, California, USA. An earnest country/folk singer-songwriter in the tradition of Guy Clark or Townes Van Zandt, Buckner first began playing music during his college years in Chico, California. He was a member of several punk and alternative bands during the 80s, before electing to concentrate on his own songs by the turn of the decade - at which time he sp Read more

Golden Smog - 66% 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 Walkabouts - 64% match to The Sadies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Walkabouts are from Seattle, USA, and coalesced around the nucleus of Chris Eckman (vocals/guitar), a philosophy graduate, and Carla Torgerson (vocals/guitar). Two brothers, Curt (bass) and Grant Eckman (drums), were also in the band, but Curt left early on and was replaced by Michael Wells, while Glenn Slater (keyboards) joined in 1989. In 1992, Terri Moeller replaced Gran Read more

Neko Case - 63% match to The Sadies

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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8 September 1970, Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Now based in Tacoma, Washington, country singer Case’s itinerant childhood saw her moving between various locations throughout the USA and Canada. She took up drumming in her late teens, playing with several punk rock outfits before joining the Vancouver-based trio Maow in 1994, and featured on vocals on their solitary album Read more

Kathleen Edwards - 60% 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


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