Thea Gilmore Similar Artists

Dar Williams - 95% match to Thea Gilmore

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Dorothy Snowden Williams, 19 April 1967, Mount Kisco, New York, USA. Singer-songwriter Dar Williams first gained exposure by playing tiny church halls and cramped coffee houses on the small-town Massachusetts folk circuit. Her debut album, The Honesty Room, was released by Grapevine Records in 1995 and attracted immediate critical acclaim. Billboard magazine featured William Read more

Natalie Merchant - 79% match to Thea Gilmore

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

Erin McKeown - 60% match to Thea Gilmore

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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15 October 1977, Fredricksburg, Virginia, USA. One of a growing number of US singer-songwriters who refuse to be limited by rigid musical categorisations, McKeown’s songs draw on a wide spectrum of traditional American styles. She learned to play piano, guitar, and drums as a youngster, and was writing her own material in her early teens. It was while studying Ethnomusi Read more

Shawn Colvin - 58% match to Thea Gilmore

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

Indigo Girls - 56% match to Thea Gilmore

Genres: Folk 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

Beth Orton - 53% match to Thea Gilmore

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Folk Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Elizabeth Caroline Orton, 14 December 1970, East Dereham, Norfolk, England. Beth Orton pulled off the unlikely task of making folk-influenced music hip among mid-90s clubbers. Her early musical heroes were artists such as Neil Young, Rickie Lee Jones and Joni Mitchell, but by her teens she was more interested in an acting career than in being a singer. However, when William Read more

Eliza Gilkyson - 49% match to Thea Gilmore

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1950, Hollywood, California, USA. Singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson has enjoyed a long if not always fruitful career, although by the start of the new millennium she had begun to reap some much deserved critical and commercial acclaim.Gilkyson is from a musical family, with her late father, the noted performer and songwriter Terry Gilkyson enjoying a U Read more

Jill Sobule - 49% match to Thea Gilmore

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1961, Denver, Colorado, USA. A singer-songwriter who has frequently been compared with Tori Amos, Sobule studied international affairs at the University of Colorado but dropped out to concentrate on a career in music. She made a low-key debut in 1990 with Things Here Are Different, which was produced by Todd Rundgren. A second album, produced by Joe Jackson, was lost Read more

Patty Griffin - 49% match to Thea Gilmore

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 March 1964, Old Town, Maine, USA. This US singer-songwriter made her name on the Boston/Cambridge folk scene in the mid-90s, leading to a major label recording contract with A&M Records. Griffin began writing songs as a teenager but at this point in her life was more interested in athletics than music. By the time she relocated to Boston she was married to musician Ni Read more

Kathleen Edwards - 47% match to Thea Gilmore

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

Melissa Etheridge - 47% match to Thea Gilmore

Genres: 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

Kirsty MacColl - 46% match to Thea Gilmore

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 October 1959, England, d. 18 December 2000, Mexico. The daughter of the celebrated folk singer Ewan MacColl, Kirsty enjoyed success in her own right as an accomplished songwriter and pop vocalist. Originally signed to Stiff Records as a 16-year-old after they heard her singing with punk outfit the Drug Addix, she was most unfortunate not to secure a massive hit with the e Read more

Tift Merritt - 45% match to Thea Gilmore

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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8 January 1975, Houston, Texas, USA. Roots singer-songwriter Merritt was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She began writing songs and performing in clubs as a teenager, but did not make much of an impression before teaming up with drummer Zeke Hutchins and forming the Carbines. The band gained a strong reputation on Raleigh’s roots music scene, and after independently Read more

Lori McKenna - 44% match to Thea Gilmore

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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December 1968, Stoughton, Massachusetts, USA. Singing and playing guitar, McKenna has built a dedicated audience for her music, which falls into the area between folk and country. Although she was born and continues to live far away from the main centres of country music, McKenna has found ways to echo universal experience in the stories her songs tell. Writing her own mater Read more

Brandi Carlile - 43% match to Thea Gilmore

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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1 June 1981, Ravensdale, Washington, USA. This US artist progressed from early 00s independent recording artist to major label status with a series of well-crafted singer-songwriter albums.Raised in the rural township of Ravensdale, Carlile was inspired as a young girl by country and classic rock records. She began performing on country radio at the a Read more


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