Folk Rock Singers

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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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John Denver
(Best Know for His Songs 'Rocky Mountain High', 'Take Me Home, Country Roads', and 'Annie's Song')
John Denver
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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.

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James Taylor
(Singer-Songwriter & Musician - One of the Best-Selling Artists of All Time)
James Taylor
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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.

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Lyle Lovett
(Singer-songwriter)
Lyle Lovett
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Birthdate: November 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
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Shane MacGowan
(Lead Singer and Songwriter of Celtic Punk Band 'The Pogues')
Shane MacGowan
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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. 

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Dan Fogelberg
(Musician)
Dan Fogelberg
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Birthdate: August 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, USA
Died: December 16, 2007
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Marcus Mumford
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Birthdate: January 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, United States
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Brandi Carlile
(Folk Rock Singers)
Brandi Carlile
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Birthdate: June 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ravensdale, Washington, USA
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Harry Chapin
(Singer Best Known for His Folk Rock & Pop Rock Songs)
Harry Chapin
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Birthdate: December 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greenwich Village, 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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Ben Harper
(American Grammy Award Winning Singer-Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist)
Ben Harper
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Birthdate: October 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pomona, California, United States
Singer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Harper is best known for his guitar skills and his diverse musical range, which includes blues, soul, folk, rock, and reggae. The three-time Grammy-winning artist is also known for his activism and supports charities such as Little Kids Rock and New Light India
 10 
Mitski
(Indie artist)
Mitski
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Birthdate: September 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Japan
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Edie Brickell
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Birthdate: March 10, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oak Cliff, Texas, USA
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Nathaniel Rateliff
(Singer-songwriter)
Nathaniel Rateliff
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Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S
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Mark Lanegan
(Musician)
Mark Lanegan
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Birthdate: November 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ellensburg, Washington, USA
Died: February 22, 2022
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Taylor Goldsmith
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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.
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Amy Macdonald
(Scottish Folk Rock Singer and Songwriter)
Amy Macdonald
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Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bishopbriggs, Scotland
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Adam Duritz
(Musician)
Adam Duritz
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Birthdate: August 1, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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Michael Kiwanuka
(Singer-songwriter)
Michael Kiwanuka
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Birthdate: May 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Muswell Hill, London, England
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Phillip Phillips
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Birthdate: September 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia
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Ray LaMontagne
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Birthdate: June 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
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David A. Stewart
(British Musician, Record Producer, and Songwriter)
David A. Stewart
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Birthdate: September 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England, UK
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Paul Kantner
(Rock musician)
Paul Kantner
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Birthdate: March 17, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Died: January 28, 2016
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Sharon Van Etten
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Birthdate: February 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belleville, New Jersey, USA
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Roger McGuinn
(Musician)
Roger McGuinn
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Birthdate: July 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Hoyt Axton
(Singer-songwriter)
Hoyt Axton
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Birthdate: March 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Duncan, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 26, 1999
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Marty Balin
(Singer-Songwriter)
Marty Balin
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Birthdate: January 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: September 27, 2018
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Damien Rice
(Singer)
Damien Rice
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Birthdate: December 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Celbridge, Ireland
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Marc Cohn
(Rock singer)
Marc Cohn
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Birthdate: July 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Phil Ochs
(Singer)
Phil Ochs
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Birthdate: December 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: April 9, 1976
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Richie Havens
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Birthdate: January 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: April 22, 2013
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Murray Head
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Birthdate: March 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, UK
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Jim Messina
(Musician)
Jim Messina
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Birthdate: December 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Maywood, California, U.S.
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John Hiatt
(Singer)
John Hiatt
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Birthdate: August 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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Robert Hunter
(Musician)
Robert Hunter
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Birthdate: June 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arroyo Grande, California, United States
Died: September 23, 2019
 34 
Paul Kelly
(Singer)
Paul Kelly
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Birthdate: January 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
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Chris Hillman
(Musician)
Chris Hillman
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Birthdate: December 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, US
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Elvis Perkins
(American folk-rock singer-songwriter)
Elvis Perkins
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Birthdate: February 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, United States
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Waddy Wachtel
(Musician)
Waddy Wachtel
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Birthdate: May 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York, United States
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Arthur Gunn
(Singer-songwriter)
Arthur Gunn
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Birthdate: October 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal
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Brian Fallon
(Singer)
Brian Fallon
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Birthdate: January 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Red Bank, New Jersey, United States
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John Grant
(Singer-songwriter)
John Grant
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Birthdate: July 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buchanan, Michigan, U.S.
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Ted Dwane
(Musician)
Ted Dwane
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Birthdate: August 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
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Michel Polnareff
(Singer-songwriter)
Michel Polnareff
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Birthdate: July 3, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nérac, France
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John Moreland
(Singer-songwriter)
John Moreland
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Birthdate: June 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Texas, United States
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Facundo Cabral
(Argentine Singer, Philosopher, and Songwriter)
Facundo Cabral
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Birthdate: May 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: July 9, 2011

Facundo Cabral was an Argentine singer, philosopher, and songwriter. Among his most cherished compositions are I'm not from here nor there and My Poor Boss. Many of his songs have been covered by famous singers like Jorge Cafrune, Joan Manuel Serrat, and Juan Luis Guerra. Facundo Cabral's songs remain popular throughout Latin America.

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Ragnar Þórhallsson
(Icelandic Musician Who is Member of the Band 'Of Monsters and Men')
Ragnar Þórhallsson
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Birthdate: March 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Garðabær, Iceland

Ragnar Þórhallsson is an Icelandic musician best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of a band named Of Monsters and Men. He performs as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the band alongside Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir. Of Monsters and Men has released some successful albums like My Head Is an Animal and Beneath the Skin.

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Olivia Merilahti
(Finnish-French Singer and Founder of the Indie Rock Band 'The Dø')
Olivia Merilahti
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Birthdate: February 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France

Finnish-French singer-composer Olivia Merilahti, a student of classical music gradually shifted her artistic direction towards rock music and then jazz and electronic music. She formed the Finnish-French indie pop band The Dø with multi-instrumentalist Dan Levy. First studio album of the band titled A Mouthful topped the French charts becoming the first English-sung pop French record to achieve such feat.   

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Eleanor McEvoy
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Birthdate: January 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Alen Islamović
(Vocalist)
Alen Islamović
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Birthdate: August 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sokolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Gemma Hayes
(Musician)
Gemma Hayes
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Birthdate: August 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ballyporeen, Tipperary, Ireland
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Mladen Vojičić Tifa
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Birthdate: October 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina