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.