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Robert Earl Keen - 100% match to Jerry Jeff Walker

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 January 1956, Houston, Texas, USA. In the mid-70s, Keen befriended Lyle Lovett at Texas A&M University, an establishment that combined academic and military activities. They often sang and played guitar together and they wrote ‘This Old Porch’, which appeared on Lovett’s first album. Keen also formed a bluegrass band, the Front Porch Boys. In 1981, he m Read more

Chris Knight - 90% match to Jerry Jeff Walker

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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24 June 1960, Slaughters, Kentucky, USA. Country singer-songwriter Knight’s rural upbringing in the backwoods of Kentucky is reflected in his grittily honest tales of small town working men and women far from the bright lights of Nashville. Knight began writing songs as a teenager, inspired by the maverick creative talents of Steve Earle and John Prine, but any thoughts Read more

Guy Clark - 81% match to Jerry Jeff Walker

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

Joe Ely - 80% match to Jerry Jeff Walker

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 February 1947, Amarillo, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Ely is one of the most completely realized artists in contemporary country music, especially in the live situation where he excels. His work for MCA Records in the late 70s is latterly regarded as the link between country rock and so-called new country.Ely moved with his parents in Read more

Todd Snider - 77% match to Jerry Jeff Walker

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 October 1966, Portland, Oregon, USA. Roots rock singer-songwriter/guitarist Snider is a native of Portland, Oregon. He had a rough home life growing up, which led to his running away from home as a teenager with very little money in his pocket. After drifting around, Snider settled down in Texas for a while and began penning songs as a form of therapy. It was not long bef Read more

Ray Wylie Hubbard - 76% match to Jerry Jeff Walker

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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13 November 1946, Soper, Oklahoma, USA. Much of Hubbard’s initial fame rested on his songwriting. Jerry Jeff Walker recorded his composition ‘Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother’, turning it into a left-field country standard. Hubbard formed the Cowboy Twinkies who released a self-titled debut for Warner Brother Records in 1975, but the album’s failure le Read more

John Prine - 75% match to Jerry Jeff Walker

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

Reckless Kelly - 74% match to Jerry Jeff Walker

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the mid-90s in the Pacific Northwest, this country rock band’s original line-up comprised brothers Willy Braun (guitar/vocals), and Cody Braun (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Casey Pollock (guitar), Chris Schelske (bass) and Jay Nazz (drums). The Braun brothers were raised in Idaho and Oregon and played in a family band led by their father, Muzzie Braun, where the re Read more

Billy Joe Shaver - 69% match to Jerry Jeff Walker

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Drama Music Videos & Concerts Comedy
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 September 1941, Corsicana, Texas, USA. Shaver was raised in Waco, Texas, and lost two fingers in a sawmill accident. In typically contradictory fashion, he took up bronc-busting as a safer job and started to learn guitar. An early song, ‘Two Bits Worth Of Nothing’, was written about his wife - a woman he has both married and divorced three times! Shaver spent so Read more

James McMurtry - 66% match to Jerry Jeff Walker

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 March 1962, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Raised in Leesburg, Virginia, McMurtry’s father is award-winning novelist and screenwriter Larry McMurtry. Encouraged by his mother, an English teacher, James began playing guitar at the age of seven and soon began showing musical ability and a liking for country and rock. He began writing songs during his teens, occasionally perfo Read more

Charlie Robison - 63% match to Jerry Jeff Walker

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 September 1964, Bandera, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter Robison grew up on his family’s ranch in the tiny Texan town of Bandera. He began playing in bands as a teenager, initially starting out on the drums before graduating to guitar. After studying at Southwest Texas University, Robison relocated to Austin where he played with a number of local bar bands, including th Read more

Lyle Lovett - 58% match to Jerry Jeff Walker

Genres: Comedy Drama Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lyle Pearce Lovett, 1 November 1957, Klein, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter Lovett grew up 25 miles north of Houston in the rural Klein community (an area largely populated by farmers of German extraction), which was named after his grandfather, Adam Klein. During his teenage years, as Houston’s borders expanded, Lovett was exposed to more urban influences, and attended T Read more

Hayes Carll - 56% match to Jerry Jeff Walker

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Joshua Hayes Carll, 1978, Houston, Texas, USA. During his teens Carll heard Bob Dylan, Lyle Lovettand others, and chose music as a career. He attended Hendrix College, Arkansas, studying history and theatre, and from there tried various labouring jobs, visited Croatia for six months, then moved to Austin, Texas. Playing guitar, Carll wrote songs that reflected his early back Read more

Steve Earle - 54% match to Jerry Jeff Walker

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

Kris Kristofferson - 51% match to Jerry Jeff Walker

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


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