Gram Parsons Similar Artists

The Flying Burrito Brothers - 100% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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The International Submarine Band - 56% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s
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This country rock outfit was formed in New England, USA, in 1965 by Gram Parsons (Ingram Cecil Connor III, 5 November 1946, Winter Haven, Florida, USA, d. 19 September 1973, Joshua Tree, California, USA; vocals, keyboards, guitar), Ian Dunlop (bass/vocals), John Nuese (guitar, ex-Trolls) and Tom Snow (piano), who was later replaced by a drummer, Mickey Gauvin. It was Gauvin Read more

Emmylou Harris - 49% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Folk Holiday & Seasonal Documentaries Drama World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 April 1947, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Harris was raised in North Carolina, later attending the University Of North Carolina on a drama scholarship. Starting as a folk singer, Harris tried her luck in the late 60s in New York’s Greenwich Village folk clubs, making an album for the independent Jubilee label in 1970. Gliding Bird was largely unrepresentative of her subse Read more

Gene Clark - 48% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass 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

Dillard & Clark - 36% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Refugees from the Dillards and the Byrds, respectively, Doug Dillard (6 March 1937, East St. Louis, Illinois, USA) and Gene Clark (b. Harold Eugene Clark, 17 November 1944, Tipton, Missouri, USA, d. 24 May 1991, Sherman Oaks, California, USA) joined forces in 1968 to form one of the first country rock groups. Backed by the Expedition, featuring Bernie Leadon (banjo/guitar), Read more

Townes Van Zandt - 36% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Soundtracks Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Townes Van Zandt, 7 March 1944, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 1 January 1997, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, USA. A country and folk blues singer and guitarist, Van Zandt was a native Texan and great-grandson of one of the original settlers who founded Fort Worth in the mid-nineteenth century. The son of a prominent oil family, Van Zandt turned his back on financial security to pu Read more

Lucinda Williams - 35% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Folk Blues Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 January 1953, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. Her father, Miller Williams, is a professor of literature and a professional poet, but it was her mother, a music graduate, who influenced Lucinda the most. After a period spent travelling in the early 70s, Williams concentrated on playing folk clubs in Texas, mixing traditional blues and folk songs with original material. She r Read more

Merle Haggard - 33% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Country & Bluegrass Television Documentaries Pop / Rock Music & Radio Christian & Gospel Comedy
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 April 1937, Bakersfield, California, USA. ‘Like a razor’s edge, Merle Haggard sings’ is how John Stewart described his voice in ‘Eighteen Wheels’, and that razor has been honed by his rough and rowdy ways. In the 30s Haggard’s parents migrated from the Dustbowl to ‘the land of milk and honey’, California. Life, however, was almost a Read more

John Prine - 32% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Folk Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 October 1946, Maywood, Illinois, USA. His grandfather had played with Merle Travis, and Prine himself started playing guitar at the age of 14. He then spent time in college, worked as a postman for five years, and spent two years in the army. He began his musical career around 1970, singing in clubs in the Chicago area. Prine signed to Atlantic Records in 1971, releasing Read more

Steve Earle - 29% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Blues Country & Bluegrass Drama Folk Pop / Rock Television
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

Gillian Welch - 28% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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2 October 1967, New York City, New York, USA. The daughter of Hollywood television composers, Welch was raised in California where she achieved a degree in photography at Santa Cruz College. She later attended the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, where she met her musical, songwriting and romantic partner David Rawlings. They began playing bluegrass clubs as a duo, gradua Read more

Guy Clark - 28% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 November 1941, Rockport, Texas, USA. Clark has achieved considerably more fame as a songwriter than as a performer, although he is revered by his nucleus of fans internationally. Brought up in the hamlet of Monahans, Texas, Clark worked in television during the 60s, and later as a photographer - his work appeared on albums released by the Texan-based International Artists Read more

Kris Kristofferson - 26% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Action & Adventure Drama Westerns Music Videos & Concerts Kids & Family Pop / Rock Television Documentaries Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Mystery / Thriller Musicals & The Arts Christian & Gospel Horror
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kristoffer Kristofferson, 22 June 1936, Brownsville, Texas, USA. Kristofferson, a key figure in the ‘New Nashville’ country movement of the early 70s, began his singing career in Europe. Previously a Golden Gloves boxer and a Creative Literature student at Ponoma College in California, Kristofferson earned a Rhodes scholarship to study literature at Oxford Universi Read more

The Jayhawks - 26% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass
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

Waylon Jennings - 26% match to Gram Parsons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Soundtracks Westerns Comedy Television Documentaries Drama Kids & Family Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Wayland Arnold Jennings, 15 June 1937, Littlefield, Texas, USA, d. 13 February 2002, Arizona, USA. Jennings’ mother wanted to name him Tommy but his father, William Alvin, insisted that the family tradition of ‘W.A.’ should be maintained. His father played guitar in Texas dancehalls and Jennings’ childhood hero was Ernest Tubb, with whom he later recorded Read more


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