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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.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Tulsa?" or "What is a list of Tulsa bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (24 items)
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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
Americana, Swamp pop, Tulsa Sound
John Weldon Cale, professionally known as J.J. Cale, was an American singer-songwriter, recording artist and influential guitar stylist. Though he deliberately avoided the limelight his ...more
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The Gap Band is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Disco, Electro, Contemporary R&B
The Gap Band was an American R&B and funk band which rose to fame during the 1970s and 1980s. Composed of brothers Charlie, Ronnie, and Robert Wilson, the band first formed as the Greenwood, ...more
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Joe Diffie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Country
Joe Logan Diffie is an American country music singer known for his ballads and novelty songs. After working as a demo singer in the 1980s, he signed with Epic Records' Nashville division in ...more
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Pillar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Nu metal, Christian hardcore, Rapcore
Pillar is a Christian rock band currently located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Confessions, their eighth studio album and sixth with a major label, was released in 2009. On October 27, 2012 Pillar ...more
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Elvin Bishop is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Rock music, Rock and roll, Blues
Elvin Bishop is an American blues and rock and roll musician and guitarist.
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Charlie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Contemporary R&B, Quiet storm, Rhythm and blues
Charles Kent "Charlie" Wilson, also known as Uncle Charlie, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, producer and the former lead vocalist for 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
Rock music, Power pop
Dwight Twilley is an American pop/rock singer and songwriter, best known for the Top 20 hit singles "I'm on Fire" and "Girls". Twilley and Phil Seymour performed as the ...more
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Phil Seymour is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
New Wave, Rock music, Power pop
Phil Seymour was an American power pop drummer, singer, guitarist and songwriter, best known for the singles "I'm On Fire" and "Precious to Me". He had a major role in the ...more
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Howard McGhee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Hard bop, Bebop
Howard McGhee was one of the first bebop jazz trumpeters, together with Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro and Idrees Sulieman. He was known for his fast fingers and very high notes. What is ...more
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Reed Mathis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Rock music, Jazz, Jam band
Reed Mathis is the bass player for Northern California Jam Band Tea Leaf Green.
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Jeff Carson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Country
Jeffrey Lee Herndon, known professionally as Jeff Carson, is an American country music artist. Originally a session musician in Branson, Missouri and later a demo singer, he was signed to Curb ...more
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Bobby Pinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Country
Bobby Olen Pinson 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, "Don't Ask Me How I ...more
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Willie Mack is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Country
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
Rock music
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
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music
Amy Kathryn Kuney is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist.
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Raze is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Raze Christian music, Contemporary Christian music
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
Rock music, Folk music, Red Dirt
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 free paper Urban Tulsa ...more
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Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
Avant-garde jazz, Jazz fusion, Jazz
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
Hip hop music
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
Alternative rock, Christian rock
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
Metalcore, Hardcore punk
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 Christian music
The Arnolds are a Southern Gospel trio and concert promotion company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Barbershop Harmony Society is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Tulsa
A cappella, Barbershop music
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