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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.

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  • 1

    My Morning Jacket

    Heartland rock, Rock music

    AlbumsIt Still Moves, My Morning Jacket Does Xmas Fiasco Style, Z, Circuital, At Dawn

    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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  • 2


    Noise rock, Rock music

    AlbumsSpiderland, 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 disbanded...  more
  • 3

    Jim James

    Jam band, Indie rock

    AlbumsRegions 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
  • 4

    Will Oldham

    Folk music, Alternative country

    AlbumsI See a Darkness, Lie Down in the Light, Superwolf, Beware, The Wonder Show of the World

    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 performed and recorded under...  more

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  • 5


    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsAt Yankee Stadium, Ridin' in My Car, NRBQ, Tiddlywinks, The Care Bears Movie

    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 time...  more
  • 6


    Thrash metal, Progressive metal

    AlbumsShow No Mercy, Snakes in the Playground, Oddities, Silence Is Madness, Kinetic Faith

    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 remains...  more

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  • 7

    VHS or Beta

    Dance-punk, Alternative rock

    AlbumsNight on Fire, Bring On the Comets, Diamonds and Death, The Melting Moon, Night on Fire (Remixes)

    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 on...  more
  • 8

    Mary Travers

    Pop music, Folk music


    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. Peter,...  more

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  • 9

    AlbumsHonky-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 "Fingers"...  more
  • 10


    Hip hop music, Pop music

    AlbumsCheers 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 is best known for their 1998 hit...  more
  • 11

    AlbumsMark-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 made...  more
  • 12


    Rock music, Math rock

    AlbumsRusty, 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....  more
  • 13

    New Grass Revival

    Progressive bluegrass, Country

    AlbumsAnthology, Friday Night in America, On the Boulevard, Hold to a Dream, New Grass Revival

    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 and Pat Flynn....  more
  • 14

    Carl Jackson

    Bluegrass, Country

    AlbumsSpring 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 Training."...  more
  • 15

    Stephen Garrett

    Hip hop music, Pop music

    AlbumsSuppertime, 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, USA. He...  more
  • 16


    Nu metal, Alternative rock

    AlbumsThrough the Eyes, Endangered Species, American Arrogance, Flaw, Home Grown Studio Sessions

    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 throughout...  more
  • 17


    Indie pop, Psychobilly

    AlbumsCallin' 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 most...  more
  • 18

    Love Jones

    Pop music, Easy listening

    AlbumsHere'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 Entertainment...  more
  • 19

    AlbumsLisa 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 her...  more
  • 20


    Hip hop music, Rock music

    AlbumsVillebillies, 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 hooks...  more
  • 21

    Joseph Byrd

    Rock music, Experimental rock
    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 early...  more
  • 22

    David Pajo

    Alternative rock, Post-rock

    AlbumsWhatever, Mortal, Live From a Shark Cage, Hole of Burning Alms, Pajo

    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, post-rock,...  more
  • 23

    Helen Humes

    Jazz, Blues

    AlbumsThe 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

    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 interpreter...  more
  • 24

    Breather Resist

    Mathcore, Metalcore

    AlbumsOnly 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....  more
  • 25

    Falling Forward

    Emo, Post-hardcore

    AlbumsHand Me Down, Acoustic, Falling Forward