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Son Volt - 100% match to Uncle Tupelo

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

Golden Smog - 54% match to Uncle Tupelo

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

Whiskeytown - 50% match to Uncle Tupelo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Raleigh, North Carolina-based alternative country band led by Ryan Adams (David Ryan Adams, 5 November 1974, Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA; vocals/guitar/banjo). Adams was raised in Jacksonville and formed high school punk band the Patty Duke Syndrome in his teens. He reverted to more traditional musical forms with Whiskeytown, formed in 1994 with Phil Wandscher (guitar/ Read more

Drive-By Truckers - 46% match to Uncle Tupelo

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

Wilco - 37% match to Uncle Tupelo

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US quintet was initially viewed as part of the ‘No Depression’ movement of neo-country rock acts in the early 90s - one of a clutch of bands eschewing the melancholia and sentimentality associated with the genre but retaining its musical traditions. The band was formed from the ashes of Uncle Tupelo, a unit with similar musical inclinations and one that also accr Read more

The Jayhawks - 35% match to Uncle Tupelo

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

Old 97's - 32% match to Uncle Tupelo

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

Blue Mountain - 29% match to Uncle Tupelo

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

Alejandro Escovedo - 23% match to Uncle Tupelo

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

Lucero - 23% match to Uncle Tupelo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock World Music
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Steve Earle - 21% match to Uncle Tupelo

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 Flying Burrito Brothers - 20% match to Uncle Tupelo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Loose Fur - 19% match to Uncle Tupelo

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Merging respective inclinations for free improvisation and country rock, Loose Fur is an alliance between avant rock guru Jim O’Rourke (1969, Chicago, Illinois, USA), and two members of Wilco, songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy (b. 25 August 1967, Belleville, Illinois, USA) and drummer Glenn Kotche. The mildly provocative Loose Fur moniker formalises prior collaborati Read more

Richard Buckner - 19% match to Uncle Tupelo

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

Gram Parsons - 18% match to Uncle Tupelo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ingram Cecil Connor III, 5 November 1946, Winter Haven, Florida, USA, d. 19 September 1973, Joshua Tree, California, USA. Parsons’ brief but influential career ended in his untimely death in 1973. His solo recordings and his work with the International Submarine Band, the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, have led many objective critics to hail Parsons as popular m Read more


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