Woody Guthrie Similar Artists

Pete Seeger - 100% match to Woody Guthrie

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Folk Documentaries Pop / Rock Comedy Country & Bluegrass Electronic & Ambient Spoken Word Blues
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 May 1919, New York City, New York, USA. Educated at Harvard University, he is the brother of Peggy Seeger and half-brother of Mike Seeger. Pete Seeger’s mother was a violin teacher, and his father a renowned musicologist. While still young, Pete Seeger learned to play banjo and ukulele, and shortly afterwards he developed his interest in American folk music. Seeger t Read more

Lead Belly - 68% match to Woody Guthrie

Genres: Blues Blues Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Music Theme
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Phil Ochs - 64% match to Woody Guthrie

Genres: Folk Folk Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 December 1940, El Paso, Texas, USA, d. 9 April 1976, Far Rockaway, New York, USA. A superior singer-songwriter, particularly adept at the topical song, Phil Ochs began his career at Ohio State University. He initially performed in a folk-singing duo, the Sundowners, before moving to New York, where he joined the radical Greenwich Village enclave. Ochs’ early work was Read more

Bob Dylan - 51% match to Woody Guthrie

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Music & Radio Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Folk Folk Drama Spoken Word Television Westerns Soundtracks Music Theme Blues Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Allen Zimmerman, 24 May 1941, Duluth, Minnesota, USA. Bob Dylan is without doubt one of the most influential figures in the history of popular music. He is the writer of scores of classic songs and is generally regarded as the man who brought literacy to rock lyrics.The son of the middle-class proprietor of an electrical and furniture store, as Read more

Roger McGuinn - 51% match to Woody Guthrie

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Blues Folk
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Joseph McGuinn, 13 July 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA. After a period playing at various folk clubs in Chicago, lead guitarist Jim McGuinn briefly joined the Limeliters before accepting a job as an accompanist in the Chad Mitchell Trio in 1960. He played on two of their albums, Mighty Day On Campus and Live At The Bitter End, but after a couple of years became frustrat Read more

The Weavers - 49% match to Woody Guthrie

Genres: Folk Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US folk group was formed in 1949 by artists with a background of traditional music, and comprised Lee Hays (1914, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, d. 26 August 1981; vocals, guitar), Fred Hellerman (b. 13 May 1927, New York, USA; vocals, guitar), Ronnie Gilbert (b. vocals) and Pete Seeger (b. 3 May 1919, New York City, New York, USA; vocals, guitar, banjo). Previously, Seege Read more

Ramblin' Jack Elliott - 48% match to Woody Guthrie

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Documentaries
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Dave Van Ronk - 43% match to Woody Guthrie

Genres: Folk Blues Pop / Rock Documentaries Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Van Ronk, 30 June 1936, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 10 February 2002, New York, USA. Van Ronk was a leading light of the Greenwich Village folk scene in the 60s, acting as a mentor to the young Bob Dylan. After a spell in the merchant marines Van Ronk became a professional performer in the mid-50s. Highly proficient on the guitar and banjo, his first lov Read more

Hank Williams - 41% match to Woody Guthrie

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Drama Music & Radio Christian & Gospel Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hiram (misspelled on birth certificate as Hiriam) Williams, 17 September 1923, Georgiana, Alabama, USA, d. 1 January 1953, on the road between Montgomery, Alabama and Oak Hill, West Virginia, USA. Misspelling notwithstanding, Williams disliked the name and took to calling himself Hank. He was born with a spine defect that troubled him throughout his life, and which was furth Read more

Townes Van Zandt - 39% match to Woody Guthrie

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

Doc Watson - 34% match to Woody Guthrie

Genres: Country & Bluegrass World Music Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Blues Music & Radio Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arthel L. Watson, 3 March 1923, Stony Fork, near Deep Gap, Watauga County, North Carolina, USA. One of nine children in a farming family, Watson grew up in a musical environment; his mother, Annie, had a vast knowledge of folk songs and his father, General Dixon, played banjo and led his family in nightly hymn singing. He contracted a serious eye defect as a baby and was bli Read more

Arlo Guthrie - 33% match to Woody Guthrie

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Folk Documentaries Comedy Drama Folk Kids & Family Soundtracks Pop / Rock
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

Tom Paxton - 31% match to Woody Guthrie

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Folk Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts
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

John Prine - 30% match to Woody Guthrie

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

Billy Bragg - 29% match to Woody Guthrie

Genres: Pop / Rock Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephen William Bragg, 20 December 1957, Barking, Essex, England. Popularly known as ‘The Bard Of Barking’ (or variations of), Bragg is generally regarded as one of the most committed left-wing political performers working in popular music.After forming the ill-fated punk group Riff Raff in 1977, which released a number of singles in the lat Read more


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