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List of Famous Bands from Tulsa

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

This list below has a variety of bands, like Hanson and J.J. Cale, in it.

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Hanson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Hanson is an American pop rock band from Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, formed by brothers Isaac (guitar, bass, piano, vocals), Taylor (keyboards, piano, guitar, drums, vocals), and Zac (drums, ...more

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J.J. Cale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Genre: Americana, Swamp pop & Tulsa Sound; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Travel-Log, The Road to Escondido, Naturally, Roll On, 5, + more

John Weldon "J. J." Cale (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013) was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Though he avoided the limelight, his influence as a musical artist has ...more

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The Gap Band is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa

Albums: Gap Band III, The Gap Band II, Gap Band IV, Gap Band VI, Testimony, + more

The Gap Band was an American R&B and funk band that rose to fame during the 1970s and 1980s. The band consisted of three brothers Charlie, Ronnie, and Robert Wilson; and it was named after ...more

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Joe Diffie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Genre: Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Third Rock From the Sun, Mr. Christmas, Honky Tonk Attitude, Twice Upon a Time, Regular Joe, + more

Joseph Logan Diffie (born December 28, 1958) was an American country music singer. After working as a demo singer in the 1980s, he signed with Epic Records' Nashville division in 1990. Between ...more

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Pillar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa

Albums: Where Do We Go from Here, For the Love of the Game, Original Superman, Nothing Comes for Free, Above, + more

Pillar is a Christian rock band from Tulsa. Following a brief hiatus, four members from the "peak years" (Rob Beckley, Noah Henson, Michael Kalel Wittig and Lester Estelle) reunited in ...more

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Elvin Bishop is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Genre: Rock music, Rock and roll & Blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Sure Feels Good: The Best of Elvin Bishop, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Elvin Bishop, The Best of Elvin Bishop, Let It Flow, Live! Raisin' Hell, + more

Elvin Richard Bishop (born October 21, 1942) is an American blues and rock music singer, guitarist, bandleader, and songwriter. An original member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, he was ...more

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Charlie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Genre: Contemporary R&B, Quiet storm & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Charlie, Last Name Wilson, You Turn My Life Around, Uncle Charlie, Supa Sexy, + more

Charles Kent Wilson (born January 29, 1953) also known as Uncle Charlie, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and the former lead vocalist of the Gap Band. As a solo artist he has ...more

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Dwight Twilley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Genre: Rock music and Power pop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Sincerely, The Great Lost Twilley Album, The Luck, Between the Cracks Volume One, 47 Moons, + more

Dwight Twilley (born June 6, 1951) is an American pop/rock singer and songwriter, best known for the Top 20 hit singles "I'm on Fire" (1975) and "Girls" (1984). His music is ...more
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Phil Seymour is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Genre: New Wave, Rock music & Power pop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Phil Seymour

Phil Seymour (May 15, 1952 - August 17, 1993) was an American drummer, singer, guitarist and songwriter, best known for the singles "I'm On Fire" (with The Dwight Twilley Band), his ...more
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Howard McGhee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Genre: Hard bop and Bebop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Together Again!, The Music from the Connection, The Chronological Classics: Howard McGhee 1945-1946, The Chronological Classics: Howard McGhee 1948, The Chronological Classics: Howard McGhee 1946-1948, + more

Howard McGhee (March 6, 1918 – July 17, 1987) was one of the first bebop jazz trumpeters, with Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro and Idrees Sulieman. He was known for his fast fingers and very high ...more
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Reed Mathis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Genre: Rock music, Jazz & Jam band; Nationality: United States of America
Reed Mathis is a bass player who is best known as a former member of Tea Leaf Green. The Bay Area rooted player has also notably worked with Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill ...more
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Jeff Carson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Genre: Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Jeff Carson, Butterfly Kisses, Real Life, I can Only Imagine

Jeff Carson (born Jeffrey Lee Herndon on December 16, 1963) is an American former country music artist. Originally a session musician in Branson, Missouri and later a demo singer, he was signed ...more
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Bobby Pinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Genre: Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Man Like Me

Bobby Olen Pinson (born August 10, 1972) is an American country music artist. Signed to RCA Records in 2005, Pinson made his debut that year with his album Man Like Me. Its lead-off single, ...more
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Willie Mack is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Genre: Country; Nationality: Canada

Albums: Headlights & Tailpipes, The Journey

Willie Mack is a country music singer-songwriter born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Chico, Texas. He has had his songs recorded by Sara Evans, Collin Raye, The Oak Ridge Boys and Mark Wills, ...more
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Caroline's Spine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa

Albums: Attention Please, Monsoon, Huge, Caroline's Spine, Captured, + more

Caroline's Spine is an alternative rock band based in Phoenix, Arizona. The group's touring schedule in the mid-1990s landed them a record deal with Hollywood Records. They have released several ...more
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Amy Kuney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Folk music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Bird's Eye View, EP

Amy Kuney, known professionally as AMES, is an American singer, songwriter, and musician.
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Raze is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Raze

Albums: The Plan, Power, I Need Your Love, That's the Way

Raze was a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Christian pop group formed by vocalists Donnie Lewis, Ja'Marc Davis, J.D. Webb, and Mizzie Logan. Throughout their career group scored two No. 1 singles on the ...more
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Susan Herndon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Genre: Rock music, Folk music & Red Dirt; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Peccadillos, In the Attic, Quiet Cave, 1, 000 Pies

Susan Herndon is an American singer-songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Tulsa World has called her one of the "region's most talented musicians;" while the (now-defunct) free paper ...more
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Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa

Albums: Symbiosis Osmosis, Slow Breath, Silent Mind, Walking With Giants, Welcome Home, + more

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey is a unique, USA Instrumental Music group started in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1994. The band has had 16 different members in 20 years and put out 25 albums. The group began ...more
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JellyRoll is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
David Drew, better known as JellyRoll or Jelly Roll, is an American hip hop producer. Drew is known for his work with various West Coast hip hop artists including Snoop Dogg, The Game, and ...more

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Philmore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa

Albums: The Bare Truth About Philmore, Philmore, Philmore: Dreams of a Journeyman, Live With No Audience

Philmore was a Christian rock band that formed in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the late 1990s. At one point they were known for their t-shirts that said “Philmore is an OK band.” The lead singer, Justin ...more
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Thirty Called Arson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa

Albums: You're Only a Rebel From the Waist Downward

Thirty Called Arson was an American metalcore band from Tulsa, Oklahoma that signed with Pluto Records in 2003. In the same year they recorded the album "You're Only a Rebel from the Waist ...more
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The Arnolds is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
The Arnolds
The Arnolds are a Southern Gospel trio and concert promotion company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Barbershop Harmony Socie... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
The Barbershop Harmony Society, legally and historically named the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc., is the first of several ...more