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List of Famous Bands from Louisville

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List of Louisville bands, listed by their level of fame. This Louisville musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Louisville bands are included, as well as many Louisville musicians of underground status. This list of Louisville 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 Louisville 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 bands include My Morning Jacket, Will Oldham and many more.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Louisville?" or "What is a list of Louisville bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (34 items)
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My Morning Jacket is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville

Albums: It Still Moves, My Morning Jacket Does Xmas Fiasco Style, Z, Circuital, At Dawn, + more

My Morning Jacket is an American rock band formed in Louisville, Kentucky in 1998. The band currently consists of vocalist/guitarist Jim James, bassist Tom Blankenship, drummer Patrick Hallahan, ...more

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Slint is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville

Albums: Spiderland, Tweez, Untitled Slint EP

Slint is an American math rock band consisting of Brian McMahan, David Pajo, Britt Walford, Todd Brashear, and Ethan Buckler. They formed in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, in 1986 and ...more
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Jim James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Genre: Jam band, Indie rock & Psychedelic rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Regions of Light and Sound of God, Tribute To

James Edward Olliges Jr. (born April 27, 1978), professionally known as Jim James or Yim Yames, is an American vocalist, guitarist, producer, and primary songwriter of the rock band My Morning ...more
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Will Oldham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Genre: Folk music, Alternative country & Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: I See a Darkness, Lie Down in the Light, Superwolf, Beware, The Wonder Show of the World, + more

William "Will" Oldham (born January 15, 1970), better known by the stage name Bonnie "Prince" Billy, is an American singer-songwriter and actor. From 1993 to 1997, he ...more

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NRBQ is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville

Albums: At Yankee Stadium, Ridin' in My Car, NRBQ, Tiddlywinks, The Care Bears Movie, + more

NRBQ is an American rock band founded by Terry Adams (piano), Steve Ferguson (guitar) and Joey Spampinato (bass). The year the group initially formed was 1965/6. Adams disbanded the group for a ...more
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Bride is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville

Albums: Show No Mercy, Snakes in the Playground, Oddities, Silence Is Madness, Kinetic Faith, + more

Bride were an American Christian rock band formed in the 1980s, by brothers Dale and Troy Thompson. During the band's peak years it was known for covering a wide range of musical styles and ...more

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VHS or Beta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville

Albums: Night on Fire, Bring On the Comets, Diamonds and Death, The Melting Moon, Night on Fire (Remixes), + more

VHS or Beta is a band originally from Louisville, Kentucky, later based in Brooklyn, NY, that combines elements of rock, house and disco. Their self-released debut EP Le Funk found some success ...more
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Mary Travers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Genre: Pop music and Folk music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Mary

Mary Allin Travers (November 9, 1936 – September 16, 2009) was an American singer-songwriter and member of the folk music group Peter, Paul and Mary, along with Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey. ...more

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Lou Busch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Genre: Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Honky-Tonk Piano, The Barky Roll Stomp, The Happy Sound

Louis Ferdinand Busch (July 18, 1910 – September 19, 1979) was an American record producer, musician and songwriter, who was best known for performing as a pianist under the nickname Joe ...more
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Playa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville

Albums: Cheers 2 U, Don't Stop the Music

Playa is an American R&B/hip-hop group. The original lineup consisted of Jawaan "Smoke" Peacock, Benjamin "Black" Bush and Stephen "Static Major" Garrett. Playa ...more
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Marshall Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Genre: Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Mark-n-Marshall: Tuesday

Marshall Belford Allen (born May 25, 1924) is an American free jazz and avant-garde jazz alto saxophone player. He also performs on flute, oboe, piccolo, and EVI (an electronic valve instrument ...more
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Rodan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville

Albums: Rusty, How the Winter Was Passed, Fifteen Quiet Years

Rodan was an American math/post-hardcore band in the early to mid-1990s. The best known lineup of the band consisted of Jeff Mueller, Jason Noble, Tara Jane O'Neil, and Kevin Coultas.
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New Grass Revival is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville

Albums: Anthology, Friday Night in America, On the Boulevard, Hold to a Dream, New Grass Revival, + more

New Grass Revival was an American progressive bluegrass band founded in 1971, and composed of Sam Bush, Courtney Johnson, Ebo Walker, Curtis Burch, Butch Robins, John Cowan, Béla Fleck ...more

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Carl Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Genre: Bluegrass and Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Spring Training, Nashville Country, Nashville Country Duets, I've Always Needed You, Memories

Carl Eugene Jackson (born September 18, 1953) is an American country and bluegrass musician. Jackson's first Grammy was awarded in 1992 for his duet album with John Starling titled "Spring ...more
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Stephen Garrett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Suppertime, Your Valentine

Stephen Ellis Garrett (November 11, 1974 – February 25, 2008), also known as Static Major, was a Grammy Award-winning American recording artist and record producer from Louisville, Kentucky, ...more
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Flaw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville

Albums: Through the Eyes, Endangered Species, American Arrogance, Flaw, Home Grown Studio Sessions, + more

Flaw is a rock band from Louisville, Kentucky. The band was formed by guitarist Jason Daunt in 1995. They have released two major-label studio albums, an EP, and a few independent records ...more

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Bodeco is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville

Albums: Callin' All Dogs, Bone, Hair and Hide

Bodeco is a rock and roll band out of Louisville, Kentucky, formed in 1984 by guitarist, singer and songwriter Ricky Feather and drummer Brian Burkett. It later grew into a full band, with its ...more
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Love Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville

Albums: Here's To The Losers, Special Edition, Powerful Pain Relief

Love Jones is an American band from Louisville, Kentucky, formed in Spring 1990 by Ben Daughtrey and Barry Thomas, with Chris Hawpe, Stuart Johnson and Jonathan Palmer. According to ...more
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Lisa Stewart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Genre: Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Lisa Stewart

Lisa Stewart (born August 6, 1968) is an American country music artist, actress, television host and voice actor. In 1993, she signed to BNA Records (then known as BNA Entertainment), releasing ...more
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Villebillies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville

Albums: Villebillies, From the Belly of the Beast

Villebillies [VILL-BILL-EEZ] is an American band from Louisville, Kentucky. The Villebillies signature sound features a well choreographed vocal style with hard hitting rap verses, infectious ...more
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Joseph Byrd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Genre: Rock music, Experimental rock & Film score; Nationality: United States of America
Joseph Hunter Byrd, Jr. (born December 19, 1937) is an American composer, musician and academic. After first becoming known as an experimental composer in New York City and Los Angeles in the ...more
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David Pajo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville

Albums: Whatever, Mortal, Live From a Shark Cage, Hole of Burning Alms, Pajo, + more

David Pajo (born June 25, 1968) is an American alternative rock musician. He has played a wide variety of music, loosely fitting into several other genres such as hardcore punk, math rock, ...more
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Helen Humes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Genre: Jazz and Blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Chronological Classics: Helen Humes 1948-1950, Tain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do, Blue and Sentimental, Swingin' With Humes, Songs I Like to Sing, + more

Helen Humes (June 23, 1913 – September 9, 1981) was an American jazz and blues singer.Humes was a teenage blues singer, a vocalist with Count Basie's band, a saucy R&B diva, and a mature ...more
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Breather Resist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville

Albums: Only in the Morning, Full of Tongues, Patent Cruciform Casket, Charmer, Breather Resist / Suicide Note

Breather Resist was an American hardcore punk band from Louisville, Kentucky.
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Falling Forward is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville

Albums: Hand Me Down, Acoustic, Falling Forward