Rhode Island: Bill Conti
Bill Conti isn’t a traditional music icon in terms of being a solo artist. However, he is without a doubt one of the best musical composers in recent memory. Conti has long been a composer/conductor for film scores. Among other triumphs, he was responsible for creating the iconic theme song attached to the film Rocky. Over the course of his career, Conti has accrued three Golden Globe nominations, 13 Emmy nominations, three Academy Award nominations, and one Oscar win. Conti was born in Providence, Rhode Island.
Maine: Patty Griffin
Growing up in Old Town, Maine, Patty Griffin didn’t initially have dreams of becoming a professional artist. However, a failed marriage led to Griffin performing at local watering holes. Upon being discovered, Griffin developed into a giant within the genres of folk, gospel, and soft rock. As of 2018, Griffin has won two Grammy Awards.
New Hampshire: Charlie Clouser
Charlie Clouser is one talented individual. After performing with the likes of Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, and Nine Inch Nails, he transitioned into the realm of producing/composing. Clouser has been involved with a number of highly successful projects — including NUMB3RS, American Horror Story, Resident Evil: Extinction, and Saw. Clouser hails from Hanover, New Hampshire.
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