Music

List of Famous Bands from Akron

Reference
Updated June 8, 2017 28.1k views 14 items

List of Akron bands, listed by their level of fame. This Akron musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Akron bands are included, as well as many Akron musicians of underground status. This list of Akron musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Akron bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

List features bands like The Black Keys, Devo, and many more

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Akron?" or "What is a list of Akron bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (14 items)
1
The Black Keys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Akron

Albums: Rubber Factory, Attack & Release, Brothers, El Camino, The Big Come Up, + more

The Black Keys is an American rock band formed in Akron, Ohio, in 2001. The group consists of Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums). The duo began as an independent act, ...more

More The Black Keys 

The Best Black Keys Albums of All Time #340 of 2,040 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #132 of 364 The Greatest American Rock Bands

2
Devo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Akron

Albums: Freedom of Choice, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, Fresh, Whip It, Duty Now for the Future, + more

Devo (, originally ) is an American rock band from Akron, Ohio formed in 1973. Their classic lineup consisted of two sets of brothers, the Mothersbaughs (Mark and Bob) and the Casales (Gerald ...more

More Devo 

#286 of 2,040 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #204 of 367 The Best Pop Artists of the 1980s #115 of 364 The Greatest American Rock Bands

3
David Allan Coe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Akron
Genre: Outlaw country, Rock music & Heavy metal; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Rebel Meets Rebel, David Allen Coe, Longhaired Redneck, Underground Album, Texas Moon, + more

David Allan Coe (born September 6, 1939) is an American singer. His biggest hits were "Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile", "The Ride", "You Never Even Called Me by My Name", ...more

More David Allan Coe 

The Best David Allan Coe Albums of All Time #74 of 332 The Top Country Artists of All Time #91 of 214 The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

4
James Ingram is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Akron
James Ingram Genre: Adult contemporary music, Smooth soul & Crossover jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: It's Real, Stand (In the Light), Ricky Lawson & Friends: First Things 1st, It's Your Night, Never Felt So Good, + more

James Edward Ingram (February 16, 1952 – January 29, 2019) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist. He was a two-time Grammy Award-winner and a two-time Academy ...more

More James Ingram 

#571 of 2,040 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #169 of 193 The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time #159 of 525 Which Artist Would You Bring Back From The Dead To Write One More Song?

5
Mark Mothersbaugh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Akron
Genre: New Wave, Film score & Post-punk; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Joyeux Mutato, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Muzik for Insomniaks, Volume 1, The Sims 2, + more

Mark Allen Mothersbaugh (; born May 18, 1950) is an American singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, author and visual artist. Mothersbaugh came to prominence in ...more

More Mark Mothersbaugh 

#232 of 398 The Best Frontmen in Rock #354 of 846 These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All Time #167 of 200 Ages of Rock Stars

6
Joseph Arthur is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Akron
Genre: Folk rock and Alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Our Shadows Will Remain, Come to Where I'm From, Redemption City, Redemption's Son, Nuclear Daydream, + more

Joseph Arthur (born September 28, 1971) is an American singer-songwriter and artist from Akron, Ohio, United States. He is best known for his solo material, and as a member of Fistful of Mercy ...more

More Joseph Arthur 

#263 of 311 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters #24 of 27 Musicians Who Would Make the Best Artists #456 of 576 The Best Indie Bands & Artists

7
Bob Neuwirth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Akron

Albums: Last Day on Earth, Look Up, Back to the Front, 99 Monkeys

Bob Neuwirth (born June 20, 1939) is an American folk music singer, songwriter, record producer and visual artist.
8
Roger Hoover is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Akron
Roger Hoover Genre: Rock music, Folk music & Alternative country; Nationality: United States of America
Roger Hoover (born December 7, 1978) is a singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Kent, Ohio who blends American folk music, blues, and literate lyrics. He has been backed in various forms by ...more
9
Chino Nino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Akron
Chino Nino
10
Widdlesworth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Akron
Widdlesworth was a Christian indie rock band from Akron, Ohio. Widdlesworth was formed in November 2003 by Ryland Raus as an acoustic solo project. Soon he added drummer Jesse Trillet and ...more
11
Winter's Bane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Akron
Winter's Bane

Albums: Redivivus, Heart of a Killer, Girth

Winters Bane are a heavy/power metal band, formed in 1990. They have gone through extensive line-up changes throughout their history with only guitarist and sometime-vocalist Lou St. Paul ...more
12
Johnny Clampett and the ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Akron
Johnny Clampett and the Walkers

Albums: T.M.I. 015 - A Compilation

13
0DFx is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Akron
0DFx
0DFx is an American hardcore punk band.
14
Strutter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Akron
Strutter