Bands/Musicians Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Vanguard Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Vanguard Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Vanguard Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Vanguard Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Vanguard Records.

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Adam Aijala is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

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Alejandro Escovedo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Chicano rock, Heartland rock, Alternative rock Alejandro Escovedo is a Mexican American singer-songwriter.

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Alisha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Italo disco, Dance music Alisha Ann Itkin, is an American freestyle and dance-pop singer who had several club hits in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Alison Brown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Americana, Jazz, Bluegrass Alison Brown is an American banjo player and guitarist known for a soft nylon-string banjo sound. She has won and has been nominated on several Grammy awards and is often compared to another ...more

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Amy Ray is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk rock Amy Elizabeth Ray is an American singer-songwriter and member of the contemporary folk duo Indigo Girls. She also pursues a solo career and has released six albums under her own name, and ...more

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Ann Savoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Adult contemporary music, Folk music, Cajun music Ann Savoy is a musician, author, and record producer.

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Beausoleil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Cajun music, Zydeco BeauSoleil is a US musical group specialising in Creole music. Based in Lafayette, Louisiana, the group members are brothers Michael Doucet and David Doucet, Billy Ware, Tommy Alesi, and ...more

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Ben Kaufmann is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Swing music, Big band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a contemporary swing revival band from Southern California. Their notable singles include "Go Daddy-O", "You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 ...more

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Big Mama Thornton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Texas blues Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton was an American rhythm and blues singer and songwriter. She was the first to record Leiber and Stoller's "Hound Dog" in 1952, which became her ...more

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Blue Giant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Blue Giant Indie rock, Psychedelic rock Blue Giant is an American rock band from Portland, Oregon. An eclectic mix of classic country, indie rock, and psychedelic styles, Blue Giant have been called a Portland supergroup. The band was ...more

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Blues Traveler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music Blues Traveler is a rock band, formed in Princeton, New Jersey in 1987. The band's music covers a variety of genres, including blues rock, psychedelic rock, folk rock, soul, and Southern rock. ...more

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Bob Frank is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Bob Frank Folk music Robert Landis "Bob" Frank is an American musician, singer/songwriter and composer. His debut self-titled record was issued on Vanguard Records in 1972 to critical acclaim and is a ...more

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Brendan Hill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music Brendan Colin Charles Hill is the drummer for American jam band Blues Traveler.

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Buddy Guy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues George "Buddy" Guy is an American Chicago blues and electric blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of the Chicago blues and has influenced blues guitarists Jimi Hendrix, Eric ...more

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Buffy Sainte-Marie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Folk music, Electronic music Buffy Sainte-Marie, OC is a Canadian-American Cree singer-songwriter, musician, composer, visual artist, educator, pacifist, and social activist. Throughout her career in all of these areas, her ...more

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Camper Van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Ska, World music Camper Van Beethoven is an American rock band formed in Redlands, California in 1983 and later located in Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Their style mixes elements of pop, ska, punk rock, folk, ...more

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Carbon Leaf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk rock, Pop rock, Bluegrass Carbon Leaf is a five-piece band from Richmond, Virginia known for their alt-country, Celtic, and folk-infused Indie Rock.

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Carl Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Bluegrass, Country Carl Eugene Jackson is an American country and bluegrass musician. Jackson's first Grammy was awarded in 1992 for his duet album with John Starling titled "Spring Training." In 2003 ...more

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Catie Curtis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk rock Catie Curtis is an American singer-songwriter working primarily in the folk rock idiom. Her most recent recording, Flying Dream, was released in 2014.

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Charlie Musselwhite is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Electric blues, Boogie-woogie Charles Douglas "Charlie" Musselwhite is an American electric blues harmonica player and bandleader, one of the non-black bluesmen who came to prominence in the early 1960s, along with ...more

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Charlie Waller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Bluegrass Charlie Waller was the lead singer and guitarist for the legendary bluegrass band the Country Gentlemen. Waller was involved with the Country Gentlemen for 47 years. As a member of the Country ...more

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Chely Wright is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Country Richell Rene "Chely" Wright is an American country music singer and gay rights activist. On the strength of her debut album in 1994, the Academy of Country Music named her Top New ...more

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Country Joe and the Fish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Folk rock, Acid rock Country Joe and the Fish was a rock band most widely known for musical protests against the Vietnam War, from 1966 to 1971, and also regarded as a seminal influence to psychedelic rock.

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Country Joe McDonald is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Country rock, Acid rock Country Joe McDonald is an American musician who was the lead singer of the 1960s psychedelic rock group Country Joe and the Fish.

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Dave Johnston is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

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Dave Loggins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Country David Allen "Dave" Loggins is an American singer, songwriter, and musician.

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David Lowery is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock David Charles Lowery is an American guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and mathematician. He is the founder of alternative rock band Camper Van Beethoven and co-founder of the more traditional ...more

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David Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
David Patrick Wilcox is an American folk musician and singer-songwriter guitarist. He has been active in the music business since the late 1980s.

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Deana Carter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative country, Country Deana Kay Carter is a country music artist who broke through in 1996 with the release of debut album Did I Shave My Legs for This?, which was certified 5× Multi-Platinum in the United ...more

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Doc Watson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Bluegrass, Gospel music Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson was an American guitarist, songwriter, and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues, and gospel music. Watson won seven Grammy awards as well as a Grammy ...more

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Dog's Eye View is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Dog's Eye View Alternative rock Dog's Eye View is an American rock band formed in 1994, best known for their 1995 Top 40 single "Everything Falls Apart".

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Edwin McCain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock Edwin McCain is an American singer-songwriter and musician. His songs "I'll Be" and "I Could Not Ask for More" were radio top-40 hits in the U.S., and five of his albums have ...more

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Greg Laswell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk rock, Indie rock Greg Laswell is a musician, recording engineer, and producer from San Diego, California. He has released six studio albums: Good Movie in 2003, Through Toledo in 2006, Three Flights from Alto ...more

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Hootie & the Blowfish is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Jangle pop, Heartland rock, Rock music Hootie & the Blowfish is an American rock band that formed in 1986 at the University of South Carolina by Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, and Jim Sonefeld. As of July 2010, the band ...more

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Ian & Sylvia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Country rock, Country Ian & Sylvia were a Canadian folk and country music duo which consisted of Ian and Sylvia Tyson, née Fricker. They began performing together in 1959, married in 1964, and divorced and ...more

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Indigenous is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Rock music Indigenous is an American blues-rock group that came to prominence in the late 1990s. The band originally consisted of two brothers, Mato Nanji, Pte, along with their sister, Wanbdi, and their ...more

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Indigo Girls is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk rock Indigo Girls are an American folk rock music duo consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. They met in elementary school and began performing together as high school students in Decatur, Georgia, ...more

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J. P. Pickens is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Acid rock, Bluegrass Jean Paul "J.P." Pickens, was a leading force in the early North Beach, San Francisco, music scene, circa 1963, along with David Meltzer and James Gurley, defining the psychedelic rock ...more

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Jason McGerr is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie, Rock music, Alternative rock Jason McGerr is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band Death Cab for Cutie.

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Jeff Austin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Progressive bluegrass, Jam band Jeff Austin is a mandolinist and singer best known for being a part of the Yonder Mountain String Band. Although Austin was born in Arlington Heights, he grew up in Elk Grove, Illinois and ...more

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Joan Baez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Americana, Pop music, Rock music Joan Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 55 ...more

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Joey & Rory is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Bluegrass, Country Joey + Rory is an American country and bluegrass duo composed of singer-songwriters Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek, who are husband and wife. Joey is the duo's lead vocalist, while Rory ...more

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John D'earth is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Hard bop, Post-bop, Jazz John D'earth is an American post bop/hard bop jazz trumpeter born in Holliston, Massachusetts who has appeared on recordings by Dave Matthews and Bruce Hornsby as well as recording a number of ...more

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John Fahey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
American Primitivism, Folk music, Avant-garde music John Aloysius Fahey was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who played the steel-string acoustic guitar as a solo instrument. His style has been greatly influential and has been ...more

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John Herald is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Bluegrass John Herald was an American folk and bluegrass songwriter, solo and studio musician, and one-time member of The Greenbriar Boys trio.

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John Hiatt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music John Hiatt is an American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter. He has played a variety of musical styles on his albums, including new wave, blues and country. Hiatt has been ...more

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John McEuen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Country John McEuen, is an American folk musician and entertainer. A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. He played with the band from 1966 to 1986, and returned in 2001 to present.The group ...more

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John P. Hammond is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Boogie-woogie, Rock and roll, Blues John P. Hammond is an actor.

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Johnny Shines is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Vanguard Records Complete Artist Roster
Jump blues, Blues John Ned "Johnny" Shines was an American blues singer and guitarist.