Folk Rock Singers

Folk rock is a hybrid music genre that combines elements of both folk music and rock music. Know about famous folk rock singers, such as Stephen Stills, Lyle Lovett, Taylor Goldsmith, Timothy B. Schmit, Ray LaMontagne and many more.

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 1 John Denver

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: December 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico, United States
Died: October 12, 1997

John Denver was one of the highest-selling and most popular singers during the 1970s. He was known for folk, pop and country music. Some of his greatest songs are Take Me Home Country Roads, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Rocky Mountain High, Sunshine on My Shoulders and Annie's Song. He died when a plane he was piloting crashed in California.

 2 Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder.
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Famous As: Musician & Singer
Birthdate: December 23, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Pearl Jam lead singer and guitarist Eddie Vedder went from being a hotel security guard to being ranked 7 on Rolling Stone’s list of the Best Lead Singers of All Time. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has been a vocal supporter of environmental initiatives and abortion rights.

 3 Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Emmylou Harris is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Apart from being a bandleader, a solo artist, and an interpreter of other artists' works, Harris is also an activist; since 1999, she has been conducting Concerts for a Landmine Free World, an annual benefit tour. She is also an ardent supporter of animal rights organizations, such as PETA.

 4 Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile.
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Famous As: Folk Rock Singers
Birthdate: June 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ravensdale, Washington, USA

 5 Nancy Wilson (Rock Musician)

Nancy Wilson (Rock Musician).
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

Nancy Wilson is a celebrated musician, singer, songwriter and composer.  A guitar virtuoso from the age of ten, she joined the rock band Heart in early 1970s, releasing numerous albums with them. She released her first solo studio album in 2021.

 6 Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
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 7 Dan Fogelberg

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, USA
Died: December 16, 2007
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 8 Marcus Mumford

Marcus Mumford
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, United States
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 9 Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash.
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Famous As: Country Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: February 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kingsland, Arkansas, United States
Died: September 12, 2003

Johnny Cash, the American singer, songwriter and actor, was known for sorrow, moral suffering and redemption themes in his music. His genre was country, rock and roll, blues, folk and gospel sounds and he is one of the best-selling artists of all time. Cash had issues with drinking and drug abuse. Later he was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease.

 10 Timothy B. Schmit

Timothy B. Schmit
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oakland, California, USA

 11 Edie Brickell

Edie Brickell
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 10, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oak Cliff, Texas, USA

 12 Rick Danko

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norfolk County, Canada
Died: December 10, 1999

Canadian singer and The Band member Rick Danko initially performed as a rhythm guitarist and bassist for The Hawks. Part of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Danko struggled with drug addiction and was once even arrested in Japan for smuggling drugs. He died in his sleep after a performance.

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 13 Taylor Goldsmith

Taylor Goldsmith.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Folk rock singer Taylor Goldsmith is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the band Dawes. He has previously been part of the band Simon Dawes. He is married to singer Mandy Moore and has written quite a few songs for her album Silver Landings.

 14 Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Muswell Hill, London, England
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 15 Nathaniel Rateliff

Nathaniel Rateliff
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S

 16 Amy Macdonald

Amy Macdonald
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bishopbriggs, Scotland
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 17 Mark Lanegan

Mark Lanegan
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ellensburg, Washington, USA

 18 Ray LaMontagne

Ray LaMontagne
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
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 19 Phillip Phillips

Phillip Phillips.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia

 20 David A. Stewart

David A. Stewart
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England, UK
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 21 Damien Rice

Damien Rice
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Celbridge, Ireland

 22 Roger McGuinn

Roger McGuinn
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

 23 Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belleville, New Jersey, USA

 24 Paul Kantner

Paul Kantner
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Famous As: Rock musician
Birthdate: March 17, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Died: January 28, 2016
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 25 Hoyt Axton

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Duncan, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 26, 1999

 26 Marty Balin

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: January 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: September 27, 2018
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 27 Phil Ochs

Phil Ochs
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: April 9, 1976

 28 Marc Cohn

Marc Cohn
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Famous As: Rock singer
Birthdate: July 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 29 Richie Havens

Richie Havens
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: April 22, 2013

 30 Murray Head

Murray Head
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, UK

 31 Robert Hunter

Robert Hunter
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arroyo Grande, California, United States
Died: September 23, 2019

 32 John Hiatt

John Hiatt
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

 33 Jim Messina

Jim Messina
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maywood, California, U.S.

 34 Paul Kelly

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

 35 Waddy Wachtel

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York, United States

 36 Marketa Irglova

Marketa Irglova
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic

 37 Chris Hillman

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, US

 38 Brian Fallon

Brian Fallon
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Red Bank, New Jersey, United States

 39 Josh Tillman

Josh Tillman.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rockville, Maryland, United States

 40 John Grant

John Grant
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buchanan, Michigan, U.S.

 41 Ted Dwane

Ted Dwane
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

 42 Michel Polnareff

Michel Polnareff
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 3, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nérac, France

 43 John Moreland

John Moreland
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Texas, United States

 44 Ragnar Þórhallsson

Ragnar Þórhallsson
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Garðabær, Iceland

 45 Facundo Cabral

Facundo Cabral
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: July 9, 2011

 46 Olivia Merilahti

Olivia Merilahti
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France

 47 Eleanor McEvoy

Eleanor McEvoy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 48 Alen Islamović

Alen Islamović
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Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: August 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sokolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 49 Gemma Hayes

Gemma Hayes
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ballyporeen, Tipperary, Ireland

 50 Mladen Vojičić Tifa

Mladen Vojičić Tifa
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Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: October 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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