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List of Famous Bands from San Antonio

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List of San Antonio bands, listed by their level of fame. This San Antonio musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous San Antonio bands are included, as well as many San Antonio musicians of underground status. This list of San Antonio 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 San Antonio 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.

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Butthole Surfers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio

Albums: Electriclarryland, Hairway to Steven, Locust Abortion Technician, Independent Worm Saloon, Piouhgd, + more

Butthole Surfers are an American rock band formed by singer Gibby Haynes and guitarist Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas, in 1981. The band has had numerous personnel changes, but its core lineup ...more

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Steve Earle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio
Genre: Americana, Heartland rock & Country rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Mountain, Jerusalem, Transcendental Blues, Train a Comin’, I Feel Alright, + more

Stephen Fain Earle () (born January 17, 1955) is an American rock, country and folk singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor. Earle began his career as a songwriter in Nashville and ...more

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Christopher Cross is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio
Genre: Pop music, Yacht Rock & Pop rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Christopher Cross, Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do), Red Room, The Very Best of Christopher Cross, Cross Words: The Best of Christopher Cross, + more

Christopher Cross (born Christopher Charles Geppert; May 3, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter from San Antonio, Texas. Cross won five Grammy Awards for his eponymous debut album released in ...more

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SWV is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio

Albums: It's About Time, New Beginning, A Special Christmas, Release Some Tension, I Missed Us, + more

SWV, (Sisters With Voices) is an American R&B vocal trio from New York City, New York whose members are Cheryl (Coko) Gamble, Tamara (Taj) Johnson and Leanne (Lelee) Lyons. Formed in 1988 as ...more

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Charlie Sexton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio
Genre: Rock music, Folk music & Blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Pictures for Pleasure, Charlie Sexton, Cruel and Gentle Things, The Best of Charlie Sexton: The Millennium Collection, Southside Sessions

Charles Wayne Sexton (born August 11, 1968) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Sexton is best known for the 1985 solo hit "Beat's So Lonely" and for his work with the ...more
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Pat Green is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio
Genre: Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Wave on Wave, Songs We Wish We'd Written, Lucky Ones, Cannonball, Dancehall Dreamer, + more

Patrick Craven Green (born April 5, 1972, in San Antonio, Texas) is an American Texas Country artist. Active since 1995, he has recorded a total of seven studio albums, including several ...more

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Holly Dunn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio
Genre: Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Heart Full of Love, Holly Dunn, Getting It Dunn, Across The Rio Grande, The Blue Rose of Texas, + more

Holly Suzette Dunn (August 22, 1957 – November 14, 2016) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Dunn recorded for MTM Records between 1985 and 1988, Warner Bros. Records between ...more

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Abandon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio

Albums: Who You Are, Control, Ambush, Searchlights, Abandon II, + more

Abandon is an American Christian rock band from San Antonio, Texas. The group had five members: brothers Josh and Justin Engler, cousins Stevan and Dave Vela, and Bryan Fowler. They signed onto ...more
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Fozzy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio

Albums: All That Remains, Happenstance, Fozzy, Sin and Bones, Chasing the Grail, + more

Fozzy is an American heavy metal band, formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999 by lead singer Chris Jericho and guitarist Rich Ward. He resides in Tampa, Florida, while the rest of the band live in ...more

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The Union Underground is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio

Albums: ...An Education in Rebellion, Live...One Nation Underground, The Union Underground

The Union Underground was a nu metal band based out of San Antonio, Texas, USA. Original band members included Bryan Scott, Patrick Kennison, John Moyer and Josh Memolo. They released one major ...more
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Donald Braswell II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio
Genre: Opera, Musical theatre & Operatic pop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: We Fall and We Rise Again, New Chapter, Unchained

Donald Braswell II is an American actor, classical crossover tenor and composer. Braswell was on a fast track to become an internationally acclaimed opera singer when he suffered a car accident ...more
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Emilio Navaira is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio
Genre: Country and Tejano music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Sound Life, A Mi Gente, Acuerdate, Quédate, It's On The House, + more

Emilio may refer to: Emilio Navaira, a Mexican-American singer often called "Emilio" Emilio Piazza Memorial School, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Emilio (given name) Emilio (film), a ...more
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Floyd Tillman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio
Genre: Honky-tonk, Country & Western swing; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Country Music Hall of Fame Series, I Gotta Have My Baby Back / It Had to Be That Way, The Best of Floyd Tillman

Floyd Tillman (December 8, 1914 – August 22, 2003) was an American country musician who, in the 1930s and 1940s, helped create the Western swing and honky tonk genres. Tillman was inducted into ...more
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Jennifer Peña is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio
Genre: Pop music, Latin American music & Tejano music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Libre, Seducción, Mariposa, Abrázame Y Bésame, Dulzura, + more

Jennifer Marcella Peña (born September 17, 1983 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American Tejano/Latin pop singer and actress who has sold over 3.5 million records internationally. ...more
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Tiffany Villarreal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio
Genre: Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Tiffany Villarreal

Tiffany Villarreal is an American singer of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent from San Antonio, Texas, United States. She sang vocals on Baby Bash's "Shorty Dopp Woopp", as well as ...more
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Kevin Talley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio
Kevin Talley (born May 21, 1978) is an American heavy metal drummer for Dååth, Feared, Sylencer and Nothnegal. He is the former drummer for Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Six Feet Under, ...more
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Terri Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio

Albums: Places in Between, Celebrate the Difference, The Art of Removing Wallpaper, Wilory Farm, Cry Till You Laugh, + more

Terri Hendrix is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and independent artist from Texas. Her music belongs to the Americana genre, encompassing folk, pop, country, blues, and jazz. To ...more
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Bobby Jarzombek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio
Genre: Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Power metal; Nationality: United States of America
Bobby Jarzombek (born September 4, 1963 in San Antonio, TX) is an American musician of Polish and German ancestry who is currently the drummer for progressive metal band Fates Warning and former ...more
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The Panic Division is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio
The Panic Division

Albums: Versus, Songs From the Glass House, Sleepwalker

The Panic Division is an American alternative rock band from San Antonio, Texas.
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Jumping Monks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio

Albums: Green Apple Worms, Won't You?, Won't You?

The Jumping Monks are a Funk/Rock/Alternative trio band based in San Antonio, Texas.
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Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio
Juggernaut

Albums: Trouble Within, Baptism Under Fire

Juggernaut was an American technical/progressive thrash metal band who formed in San Antonio, Texas in 1984.
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Girl in a Coma is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio
Girl in a Coma

Albums: Both Before I'm Gone, Exits & All the Rest, Trio B.C., Adventures in Coverland

Girl In a Coma is an indie rock band from San Antonio, Texas on Joan Jett's Blackheart Records' label. The band is made up of sisters Nina and Phanie Diaz and long-time friend, Jenn Alva. The ...more
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Ron Jarzombek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio
Genre: Thrash metal, Progressive metal & Technical death metal; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement, PHHHP!, PHHHP! Plus

Ron Jarzombek is an American guitarist best known for his work with WatchTower, Spastic Ink, and Blotted Science, featuring Alex Webster of Cannibal Corpse. His most recent project is ...more
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Haley Scarnato is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio
Genre: Pop music and Country; Nationality: United States of America
Haley Suzanne Scarnato (born June 15, 1982) is an American singer who was the 8th-place finalist on the sixth season of American Idol. Scarnato announced in an interview in November 2009 that ...more
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Blotted Science is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from San Antonio

Albums: The Animation of Entomology

Blotted Science is an instrumental technical death metal supergroup headed by Ron Jarzombek, bassist Alex Webster and drummer Hannes Grossmann. They started out under the name Machinations of ...more