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

John Denver
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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 James Taylor

James Taylor
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Five-time Grammy Award-winning folk singer James Taylor is best known for his hits You've Got a Friend and Fire and Rain. One of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, he has sold over 100 million records worldwide and has also won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 3 Joan Chandos Baez

Joan Chandos Baez
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States

Singer, songwriter, musician, and activist Joan Baez has been active in the music world for over six decades. She emerged as a major musical figure in the counterculture era of the 1960s. Her music encompasses various genres like pop, folk-rock, country, and gospel music. She is involved in civil rights, human rights, and environmental activism as well.

 4 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.

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 5 Shane MacGowan

Shane MacGowan
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pembury, Kent, England

Shane MacGowan is an Irish-English recording artist and vocalist. He is credited with co-founding popular bands, such as The Pogues and Shane MacGowan and the Popes. He is also known for his collaboration with artists like Sinéad O'Connor, Kirsty MacColl, and Nick Cave. In 2018, he was honored with the Ivor Novello Inspiration Award for creating inspiring music. 

 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 Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile
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Famous As: Folk Rock Singers
Birthdate: June 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ravensdale, Washington, USA
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 8 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.

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 9 Marcus Mumford

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

 10 Dan Fogelberg

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

 11 Timothy B. Schmit

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

 12 Harry Chapin

Harry Chapin
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 16, 1981
Grammy-winning folk rock and pop rock singer Harry Chapin was one of the highest-paid artists of the 1970s, known for tracks such as Cat's in the Cradle. An avid philanthropist, he was part of the Presidential Commission on World Hunger. He also won a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal
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 13 Edie Brickell

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

 14 Rick Danko

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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 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 Adam Duritz

Adam Duritz
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 1, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 17 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.

 18 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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 19 Michael Kiwanuka

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

 20 Mark Lanegan

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

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

 22 Ray LaMontagne

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

 23 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

 24 Roger McGuinn

Roger McGuinn
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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 25 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

 26 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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 27 Hoyt Axton

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

 28 Damien Rice

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

 29 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

 30 Marty Balin

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

 31 Marc Cohn

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

 32 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

 33 Murray Head

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

 34 Jim Messina

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

 35 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

 36 John Hiatt

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

 37 Paul Kelly

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

 38 Waddy Wachtel

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

 39 Marketa Irglova

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

 40 Chris Hillman

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

 41 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

 42 John Grant

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

 43 Ted Dwane

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

 44 Michel Polnareff

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

 45 John Moreland

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

 46 Josh Tillman

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

 47 Ragnar Þórhallsson

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

 48 Olivia Merilahti

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

 49 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

 50 Eleanor McEvoy

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