Here are the best artists and bands from Idaho. As the Gem State, Idaho is home to many hidden gems of talent across a wide variety of genres. Which famous Idaho artists have you listened to?
One of the most famous rock bands to come out of the state is Built to Spill. They have been in the industry since 1992, and have released numerous hit albums. Dame Darcy was born in Caldwell, Idaho. In addition to being an amazing musician, she is also a cartoonist, filmmaker, and designer of Tarot cards. These two acts represent completely different musical stylings, but they both have their audiences. Other popular Idaho artists and bands include Caustic Resin, Septic Death, Shook Twins, and Sun Blood Stories.
Vote up the best Idaho artists, and feel free to add any other musicians, rappers, singers, and bands with Idaho roots.
Albums: Perfect From Now On, There’s Nothing Wrong With Love, Ancient Melodies of the Future, Keep It Like a Secret, You in ReverseBuilt to Spill is an American indie rock band based in Boise, Idaho. The band has released... more on Wikipedia
Albums: The Animal Years, The Beast In Its Tracks, Hello Starling, Golden Age of Radio, Josh RitterJosh Ritter (born October 21, 1976) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and author... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Something Happening, '63 -'67: The Essential Ride, Revolution!, Midnight Ride, The Spirit of '67Paul Revere (; December 21, 1734 O.S. (January 1, 1735 N.S.) – May 10, 1818) was an American... more on Wikipedia
- 4While Lesa Carlson's primary passion is music, she is also an actress, raw foods chef,... more on Wikipedia202
Lesa CarlsonElectronic music, Alternative rock
Albums: Queen of the Minor Key, Letters From Sinners and Strangers, Boundary County, Sea of Tears, Butcher Holler: A Tribute to Loretta LynnEilen Jewell (born April 6, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter from Boise, Idaho. She has... more on Wikipedia
- 6Shook Twins is a folk music group originally from Sandpoint, Idaho and currently based in... more on Wikipedia150
- 7Doug Martsch (born September 16, 1969) is an American singer and musician. He is best known... more on Wikipedia164
Albums: Fly Me to the Moon, The Afterbirth, The Medicine Is All Gone, Body Love Body Hate, Trick QuestionCaustic Resin is an indie rock band from Boise, Idaho, who have released several albums for Up... more on Wikipedia
- 9Darcy Megan Stanger (born June 19, 1971, in Caldwell, Idaho), better known by the pen name... more on Wikipedia188
Albums: Guilt Regret Embarrassment, No Mouth Pipetting, Just Kidding, Actual Re-Enactment, Something Vicious for Tomorrow / Time WhoreTreepeople was an alternative rock band from Boise, Idaho, although it spent most of its time... more on Wikipedia
Septic DeathThrashcore, Hardcore punk
Albums: Daymare, Crossed Out Twice, Attention, Kichigai, LiveSeptic Death was a thrashcore band fronted by artist Brian "Pushead" Schroeder on vocals.... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Hangin' Nothin' but Our Hands Down, Apple's AcreNurses is a Portland-based indie rock trio composed of Aaron Chapman and John Bowers. Their... more on Wikipedia
- 13Paul Steven Ripley (January 1, 1950 – January 3, 2019) was an American recording artist,... more on Wikipedia111
- 14Ralf Youtz (born 1972) is an American musician. Youtz was the original drummer in the Boise,... more on Wikipedia101
- 15Judy Lynn Kelly (April 16, 1936 – May 26, 2010), who performed as Judy Lynn and was born Judy... more on Wikipedia135
Albums: Tokyo '96, Mindset, Azure, Japan Suite, AmaryllisGary Peacock (born May 12, 1935) is an American jazz double-bassist.
Albums: Ever Sense the DawnProvidence was a six-piece music group originally from Boise, Idaho, but later based out of... more on Wikipedia
- 19Kerry Christensen is an American yodeler (born October 6, 1954, in Grace, Idaho). He yodels... more on Wikipedia136
- 20Benjamin Clapp (born October 13, 1977) is an American musician from Boise, Idaho. He has... more on Wikipedia136
- 21Cary Dirk Judd (born March 4, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter from Boise, Idaho. He has... more on Wikipedia125
The Ongoing ConceptChristian metal
Albums: SaloonThe Ongoing Concept is a Christian metal band from Rathdrum, Idaho formed by three brothers... more on Wikipedia
Rosalie SorrelsFolk music
Albums: Be Careful, There's a Baby in the House, What Does It Mean to Love, No Closing Chord: The Songs of Malvina Reynolds, Borderline HeartRosalie Sorrels (June 24, 1933 – June 11, 2017) was an American folk singer-songwriter. She... more on Wikipedia
- 24Christian Richards Jacobs (born January 11, 1972) is an American musician, television... more on Wikipedia81
- 25Jason Kardong is a pedal steel player based out of Seattle, Washington and is the Pedal Steel... more on Wikipedia94
Jason KardongAlternative country, Indie rock