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List of Famous Bands from Bakersfield

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List of Bakersfield bands, listed by their level of fame. This Bakersfield musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Bakersfield bands are included, as well as many Bakersfield musicians of underground status. This list of Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield 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.

Korn and Merle Haggard are only the beginning of the bands on this list.

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  • Korn1


    Dubstep, Nu metal

    AlbumsFollow the Leader, The Vinyl Classics, Issues, Life Is Peachy, Take a Look in the Mirror

    Korn (stylized as KoЯn) is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in...  more

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  • Merle Haggard2

    Merle Haggard

    Outlaw country, Bakersfield sound

    AlbumsA Country Christmas With Merle Haggard, I'm a Lonesome Fugitive / Mama Tried, Last of the Breed, A Christmas Present, If We Make It Through December

    Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country singer,...  more
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  • Buck Owens3

    Buck Owens

    Bakersfield sound, Country

    AlbumsThe Buck Owens Collection (1959-1990), Christmas With Buck Owens and His Buckaroos, I Don't Care, Your Tender Loving Care, The Instrumental Hits of Buck Owens and His Buckaroos

    Alvis Edgar Owens Jr. (August 12, 1929 – March 25, 2006), professionally known as Buck Owens,...  more

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    The Best Buck Owens Songs#23 of 291 The Top Country Artists of All Time

  • Brian Welch4

    Brian Welch

    Nu metal, Industrial metal

    AlbumsSave Me from Myself, Paralyzed

    Brian Philip Welch (born June 19, 1970), also known by his stage name Head, is an American...  more

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    #4 of 15 You’d Never Know That These Musicians Are Intensely Religious#101 of 243 The Best Christian Rock Bands & Artists

  • Jonathan Davis5

    Jonathan Davis

    Nu metal, Electronic music

    AlbumsQueen of the Damned, Queen of the Damned, Alone I Play, Evilution, Got Money

    Jonathan Howsmon Davis (born January 18, 1971), also known as JD, JDevil, or J Devil, is an...  more

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    #313 of 603 The Best Rock Vocalists#165 of 298 The Best Frontmen in Rock

  • Adema6


    Nu metal, Rock music

    AlbumsAdema, Unstable, Planets, Kill the Headlights, Insomniac's Dream

    Adema is a nu metal band from Bakersfield, California. The band formed in 2000 with members...  more
  • Orgy7


    Synthpunk, Nu metal

    AlbumsFiction, Family Values Tour '98, Vapor Transmission, Punk Statik Paranoia, Candyass

    Orgy is an American rock band formed in 1994, from Los Angeles, California. Orgy described...  more

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  • Mark Chavez8

    Mark Chavez

    Nu metal, Progressive metal
  • Doyle Holly9

    Doyle Holly

    Bakersfield sound, Rockabilly

    AlbumsDoyle Holly, Just Another Cowboy Song

    Doyle Floyd Hendricks (June 30, 1936 – January 13, 2007), known by the stage name Doyle Holly,...  more
  • L.A.P.D.10


    Nu metal, Thrash metal

    AlbumsL.A.P.D., Who's Laughing Now

    L.A.P.D. was an American heavy metal band, formed in 1989, in Bakersfield, California. From...  more
  • Cradle of Thorns11

    Cradle of Thorns

    Nu metal, Gothic rock

    AlbumsDownload This!, Remember It Day, Videodrone, Feed-Us, All Over Again

    Cradle of Thorns is a five-piece industrial rock band from Bakersfield, California, USA. The...  more
  • 12

    Big House


    AlbumsBig House, Travelin' Kind, Woodstock Nation, Dollar In My Pocket (Pretty Things)

    Big House is an American country music band based in Bakersfield, California. Grounded in the...  more
  • The Calico Sunset13

    AlbumsDeep Deep Paranoia

    Calico Sunset is a Bakersfield, California-based electro-pop band, comprising Joseph and...  more
  • Prussian Blue14

    Prussian Blue

    Pop music, Folk music

    AlbumsFragment of the Future, The Path We Choose, The Path We Chose, For the Fatherland, Blue too

    Prussian blue or Prussian Blue may refer to:...  more
  • Lost Ocean15

    Lost Ocean

    Pop music, Alternative rock

    AlbumsLost Ocean, Douse the Choir, Night to Life, The Tour EP

    Lost Ocean is a Christian rock band from Bakersfield, California, USA; they are currently...  more
  • The Buckaroos16

    The Buckaroos

    Bakersfield sound, Rockabilly

    AlbumsCarnegie Hall Concert, The Best of the Buckaroos

    The Buckaroos were a Grammy-winning band led by Buck Owens in the 1960s and early '70s, who,...  more
  • 17

    Midnight Panic

    Rock music, Alternative rock

    AlbumsMidnight Panic

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    Industrial metal, Industrial music
    Sex Art was an American alternative metal band that formed in 1991....  more
  • The Lighthouse Boys19

    The Lighthouse Boys

    Southern Gospel
    The Lighthouse Boys are a Southern Gospel band from Bakersfield, California, and progenitors...  more