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List of Famous Bands from Tulsa

Updated June 8, 2017 18.0k views24 items

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.

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    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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    #147 of 1,019 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time#310 of 383 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

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    J.J. Cale

    Americana, Swamp pop

    AlbumsTravel-Log, The Road to Escondido, Naturally, Roll On, 5

    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 been widely...  more

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    The Best J.J. Cale Albums of All Time#90 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

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    The Gap Band

    Disco, Electro

    AlbumsGap Band III, The Gap Band II, Gap Band IV, Gap Band VI, Testimony

    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 streets...  more

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    #962 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#267 of 280 The Best Pop Artists of the 1980s

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    Joe Diffie

    Country

    AlbumsThird Rock From the Sun, Mr. Christmas, Honky Tonk Attitude, Twice Upon a Time, Regular Joe

    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 then...  more

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    #92 of 291 The Top Country Artists of All Time#404 of 525 Which Artist Would You Bring Back From The Dead To Write One More Song?

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    Pillar

    Nu metal, Christian hardcore

    AlbumsWhere Do We Go from Here, For the Love of the Game, Original Superman, Nothing Comes for Free, Above

    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 2012 and...  more

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    #8 of 110 The Best Christian Metal Bands#116 of 354 The Best Nu Metal Bands

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    Elvin Bishop

    Rock music, Rock and roll

    AlbumsSure 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

    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 inducted...  more

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    #477 of 1,728 The Best Rock Bands Of All Time#128 of 225 The Best Blues Artists of All Time

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    Charlie Wilson

    Contemporary R&B, Quiet storm

    AlbumsCharlie, Last Name Wilson, You Turn My Life Around, Uncle Charlie, Supa Sexy

    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 been...  more

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    #72 of 177 The Greatest R&B Artists of All Time#20 of 104 The Best Musical Guests on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' in 2020

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    Dwight Twilley

    Rock music, Power pop

    AlbumsSincerely, The Great Lost Twilley Album, The Luck, Between the Cracks Volume One, 47 Moons

    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 associated with the power...  more
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    Phil Seymour

    New Wave, Rock music

    AlbumsPhil 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 own solo hit...  more
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    Howard McGhee

    Hard bop, Bebop

    AlbumsTogether 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

    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

    Rock music, Jazz
    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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    AlbumsJeff 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 to...  more
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    AlbumsMan 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, "Don't...  more
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    AlbumsHeadlights & 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, among...  more
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    AlbumsAttention Please, Monsoon, Huge, Caroline's Spine, Captured

    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

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsBird's Eye View, EP

    Amy Kuney, known professionally as AMES, is an American singer, songwriter, and musician....  more
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    Raze

    Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

    AlbumsThe 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

    Rock music, Folk music

    AlbumsPeccadillos, 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 Urban Tulsa...  more
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    Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

    Avant-garde jazz, Jazz fusion

    AlbumsSymbiosis Osmosis, Slow Breath, Silent Mind, Walking With Giants, Welcome Home

    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 with...  more
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    JellyRoll

    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 Xzibit....  more

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    #161 of 200 The Best Underground Rappers#40 of 156 The Greatest White Rappers of All Time

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    Philmore

    Alternative rock, Christian rock

    AlbumsThe 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
  • 22

    Thirty Called Arson

    Metalcore, Hardcore punk

    AlbumsYou'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

    Christian music
    The Arnolds are a Southern Gospel trio and concert promotion company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma....  more
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    Barbershop Harmony Society

    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