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Doug Sahm - 100% match to Texas Tornados

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Douglas Wayne Sahm, 6 November 1941, San Antonio, Texas, USA, d. 18 November 1999, Taos, New Mexico, USA. Sahm was a highly knowledgeable and superbly competent performer of Texan musical styles, whether they be blues, country, rock ‘n’ roll, western swing, Cajun or polkas. A child prodigy, he appeared on radio at the age of five and became a featured player (steel Read more

Sir Douglas Quintet - 65% match to Texas Tornados

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Cajun & Zydeco
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Formed in 1964, the quintet was fashioned by a Houston-based producer, Huey P. Meaux, and former teenage prodigy, Doug Sahm (6 November 1941, San Antonio, Texas, USA, d. 18 November 1999, Taos, New Mexico, USA). The name, Sir Douglas Quintet, first used on ‘Sugar Bee’ (1964), was fashioned to suggest Anglo credentials in the midst of the British Invasion, but Sahm& Read more

Freddy Fender - 58% match to Texas Tornados

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Drama Holiday & Seasonal Latin Music Videos & Concerts
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Baldemar G. Huerta, 4 June 1937, San Benito, Texas, USA, d. 14 October 2006, Corpus Christi, USA. Fender, a Mexican-American, came from a family of migrant workers who were based in the San Benito valley. A farm worker from the age of 10, Fender reminisced how he ‘worked beets in Michigan, pickles in Ohio, baled hay and picked tomatoes in Indiana. When that was over, it Read more

Dwight Yoakam - 43% match to Texas Tornados

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Drama Action & Adventure Comedy Westerns Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Television Country & Bluegrass
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23 October 1956, Pikeville, Kentucky, USA. Much of Yoakam’s hip honky tonk music paved the way for rock audiences accepting country music in the 90s. A singer-songwriter with an early love of the honky-tonk country music of Buck Owens and Lefty Frizzell, he has always shown a distinct antipathy towards the Nashville pop/country scene. Read more

Tom Russell - 37% match to Texas Tornados

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
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5 March 1950, Arizona, USA. The country singer-songwriter Tom Russell grew up on a ranch in Santa Monica and had twin influences of cowboys and country music. He says, ‘Southern California was very rich in country music, not only with Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, but also the Hollywood cowboy scene. My brother became a full-on cowboy. It’s in the blood.’ Read more

Rodney Crowell - 31% match to Texas Tornados

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal
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7 August 1950, Houston, Texas, USA. Combining careers as a country songwriter, producer and artist, Crowell rose to fame in the 80s as an influential figure in Nashville’s new breed of country traditionalists, along with Emmylou Harris, in whose Hot Band he worked for three years, Rosanne Cash, and fellow songwriters such as Guy Clark. His songs have been covered by Bob Read more

Todd Snider - 29% match to Texas Tornados

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
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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

Guy Clark - 28% match to Texas Tornados

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

Asleep At The Wheel - 23% match to Texas Tornados

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
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Ray Benson (16 March 1951, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; guitar/vocals), Christine O’Connell (b. 21 March 1953, Williamsport, Maryland, USA; vocals), Lucky Oceans (b. Reuben Gosfield, 22 April 1951, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; steel guitar), Floyd Domino (piano) and Leroy Preston (rhythm guitar/drums) formed the core of the classic line-up of this protean wester Read more

Carlene Carter - 23% match to Texas Tornados

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Westerns Pop / Rock
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Rebecca Carlene Smith, 26 September 1955, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Carter is the daughter of country singers Carl Smith and June Carter and the granddaughter of Maybelle Carter of the Carter Family. She learnt piano at six years of age and guitar at 10, having lessons from Carl Perkins. Her parents divorced and, when she was 12, her mother married Johnny Cash. Carlene Cart Read more

Lyle Lovett - 23% match to Texas Tornados

Genres: Comedy Drama Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word Country & Bluegrass Documentaries
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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

Ray Wylie Hubbard - 23% match to Texas Tornados

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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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

Iris DeMent - 22% match to Texas Tornados

Genres: Drama Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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5 January 1961, Paragould, Arkansas, USA. A singer-songwriter based in Kansas City, via California, Nashville, and originally the rural regions of Arkansas, USA, DeMent made her initial impact in 1991. Her early influences included gospel, Loretta Lynn and Johnny Cash, but she was 25 years of age before she began to write her own songs, and 30 when her debut album was releas Read more

Waylon Jennings - 22% match to Texas Tornados

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Television Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Westerns Pop / Rock Soundtracks Documentaries Drama Comedy
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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

James McMurtry - 21% match to Texas Tornados

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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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

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