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Tom Paxton - 82% match to Tom Rush

Genres: Children's Music Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Richard Paxton, 31 October 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Paxton’s interest in folk music developed as a student at the University of Oklahoma. In 1960 he moved to New York and became one of several aspiring performers to frequent the city’s Greenwich Village coffee house circuit. Paxton made his professional debut at the Gaslight, the renowned folk haunt tha Read more

Kate Wolf - 69% match to Tom Rush

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 January 1942, Sonoma County, San Francisco, California, USA, d. 10 December 1986. Wolf was a singer-songwriter who worked her home area and organized the Santa Rosa folk festivals, but who had a lasting influence on the new country scene of the early-80s. Her first albums, Back Roads and Lines On Paper, were recorded independently and released on her own Owl label. These Read more

David Bromberg - 61% match to Tom Rush

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 September 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. A prolific session musician who later recorded a series of albums under his own name. Proficient on guitar (primarily acoustic), violin, mandolin and banjo, Bromberg’s music embraces elements of folk, blues, bluegrass, rock, comedy and lengthy narrative stories often inserted between choruses. His career began in New Y Read more

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Fred Neil - 60% match to Tom Rush

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 March 1936, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 7 July 2001, Summerland Key, Florida, USA. An important figure in America’s folk renaissance, Neil’s talent first emerged in 1956 when he co-wrote an early Buddy Holly single, ‘Modern Don Juan’. He released a few solo singles during the late 50s, often using the name Freddie Neil. By the following decade he was a fi Read more

Tim Hardin - 56% match to Tom Rush

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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J. Timothy Hardin, 23 December 1941, Eugene, Oregon, USA, d. 29 December 1980, Hollywood, California, USA. After spending an itinerant childhood moving around the country with his musician parents, Hardin enlisted in the US Marines and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. Following his discharge he arrived in New York in 1962 with a full-blown heroin habit as a lasting legacy o Read more

Greg Brown - 49% match to Tom Rush

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Iowa, USA. Greg Brown’s traditional folk songwriting is infused with a distinctive Midwestern sensibility. Growing up in a family obsessed by music, he began to play the pump organ when he was six, before picking up the guitar a few years later (he was taught by his mother). A series of concerts followed at local church venues, where his father was a preacher. Eventuall Read more

Ian & Sylvia - 49% match to Tom Rush

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ian Dawson Tyson, 25 September 1933, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Ian Tyson’s father went to Canada in 1906 with dreams of being a cowboy and passed on his aspirations to his son, who worked on a farm, entered amateur rodeos and worked as a lumberjack. He says, ‘I’m always grateful for my logging and rodeo days because that’s where the songs come f Read more

Ramblin' Jack Elliott - 47% match to Tom Rush

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
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Judy Collins - 45% match to Tom Rush

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Judith Marjorie Collins, 1 May 1939, Seattle, Washington, USA. One of the leading female singers to emerge from America’s folk revival in the early 60s, Judy Collins was originally trained as a classical pianist. Having discovered traditional music while a teenager, she began singing in the clubs of Central City and Denver, before embarking on a full-time career with en Read more

Steve Goodman - 44% match to Tom Rush

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
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John Gorka - 43% match to Tom Rush

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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New Jersey, USA. Singer-songwriter Gorka, who possesses a rich and emotive baritone, honed his craft in America’s north-eastern folk scene of the early 80s before recording a succession of acclaimed albums. Influenced by Tom Paxton, Richard Thompson and Tom Waits, amongst others, his musical career began in 1986 when he was attending Moravian College in Bethlehem, with Read more

Chris Smither - 42% match to Tom Rush

Genres: Blues Folk
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 November 1944, Miami, Florida, USA. Smither’s smooth, lyrical guitar style encompasses elements of folk, blues, country and rock (Bonnie Raitt calls him ‘her Eric Clapton’), and he plays in a fluid, busy style that is as breathtaking as it is effortless. His voice is another asset, capable of sounding soft one minute and gruff the next.

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Gordon Lightfoot - 42% match to Tom Rush

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 November 1938, Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Lightfoot moved to Los Angeles, USA during the 50s where he studied at Hollywood’s Westlake College of Music. Having pursued a short-lived career composing jingles for television, the singer began recording demos of his own compositions which, by 1960, owed a considerable debt to folk singers Pete Seeger and Bob Gibson. Lightf Read more

Arlo Guthrie - 41% match to Tom Rush

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 July 1947, Coney Island, New York, USA. The eldest son of folksinger Woody Guthrie, Arlo was raised in the genre’s thriving environment. His lengthy ballad, ‘Alice’s Restaurant Massacre’, was the outcome of being arrested for being a litter lout in 1965. It was a part humorous song, part narrative, and achieved popularity following the artist’s ap Read more

Cisco Houston - 41% match to Tom Rush

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gilbert Vandine Houston, 18 August 1918, Wilmington, Delaware, USA, d. 25 April 1961, San Bernadino, California, USA. This folk singer is best remembered for his work as a travelling companion for Woody Guthrie, although his own recordings form a vital part of the folk revival of the 50s. Houston’s family moved to California in 1919. where he showed an early interest in Read more


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