Bands/Musicians 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
Heartland rock, Rock music, Country rock My Morning Jacket is an American rock band from Louisville, Kentucky. The band consists of Jim James, Tom 'Two-Tone Tommy' Blankenship, Patrick Hallahan, Carl Broemel, and Bo Koster.

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Slint is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Noise rock, Rock music, Sadcore 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
Jam band, Indie rock, Psychedelic rock Jim James is an actor and a musician.

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Will Oldham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Folk music, Alternative country, Country Will Oldham, better known by the stage name Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, is an American singer-songwriter and actor. From 1993 to 1997, he performed and recorded under variations of the Palace name, ...more

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NRBQ is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Pop music, Rock music, Jazz fusion NRBQ is an American rock band founded in 1967. It is known for its live performances, containing a high degree of spontaneity and levity, and blending rock, pop, jazz, blues and Tin Pan Alley ...more

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Bride is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Rock music 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
Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock 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
Pop music, Folk music Mary Allin Travers was an American singer-songwriter and member of the folk music group Peter, Paul and Mary, along with Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey. Peter, Paul and Mary was one of the most ...more

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Lou Busch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Jazz Louis Ferdinand Busch was an American record producer, musician and songwriter, who was best known for performing as a pianist under the nickname Joe "Fingers" Carr.

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Playa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Hip hop music, Pop music, Rap 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
Jazz Marshall Belford Allen is an American free jazz and avant-garde jazz alto saxophone player. He also performs on flute, oboe, piccolo, and EVI. Allen is best known for his work with eccentric ...more

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Rodan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Rock music, Math rock, Post-hardcore 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
Progressive bluegrass, Country 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
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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Stephen Garrett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B Stephen Ellis Garrett, also known as Static Major, was a Grammy Award-winning American songwriter, rapper, singer and record producer from Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He was a member of the ...more

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Flaw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Nu metal, Alternative rock, Alternative metal 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
Indie pop, Psychobilly, Rock music 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
Pop music, Easy listening 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
Country Lisa Stewart is an American country music artist, actress, television host and voice actor. In 1993, she signed to BNA Records, releasing her self-titled debut album that year. This album ...more

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Villebillies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Hip hop music, Rock music, Rapcore 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
Rock music, Experimental rock, Film score Joseph Byrd and raised in Tucson, Arizona, was the leader of The United States of America, a notable rock band from the 1960s, as well as the psychedelic group Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies, of ...more

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David Pajo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Alternative rock, Post-rock, Indie rock David Pajo 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, post-rock, electronica, ...more

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Helen Humes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Jazz, Blues Helen Humes was an American jazz and blues singer. Humes was successively a teenage blues singer, band vocalist with Count Basie, saucy R&B diva and a mature interpreter of the classy ...more

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Breather Resist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Mathcore, Metalcore, Post-hardcore 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
Emo, Post-hardcore

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Mia Zapata is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Punk blues, Punk rock, Blues Mia Katherine Zapata was the lead singer for the Seattle punk band The Gits.

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Rachel's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Rock music, Chamber music, Classical music Rachel's were an American chamber music group that formed in Louisville, Kentucky in 1991. Former Rodan guitarist Jason Noble played music individually and referred to himself as Rachel's but ...more

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Brian McMahan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Post-rock, Math rock, Post-hardcore Brian McMahan is a guitarist from Louisville, Kentucky. He was a member of the band Squirrel Bait and went on to create the seminal band Slint. He was both vocalist and guitarist for this band. ...more

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Voodoo Mojo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Blues-rock, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Peter Searcy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Peter Searcy Rock music, Punk rock Peter Searcy is a musician from Louisville, Kentucky. Spin Magazine, Scott Irwin, and Amanda Green have compared Searcy's straightforward songwriting style and voice to those of Paul Westerberg. ...more

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Endpoint is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Emo, Hardcore punk Endpoint was a hardcore band from Louisville, Kentucky. A considerable number of their songs dealt with social and political issues. The band was founded in 1988 as Deathwatch. They released ...more

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Five Bolt Main is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Nu metal, Post-grunge, Hard rock Five.Bolt.Main is a hard rock music group from Louisville, Kentucky. The band is most notable for featuring Flaw vocalist Chris Volz.

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Wake The Day is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Wake The Day Experimental music, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Waterproof Blonde is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Louisville
Waterproof Blonde Rock music, Indie rock, Underground music