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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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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Cass Elliot
(Singer)

Cass Elliot
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Birthdate: September 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: July 29, 1974

Cass Elliot was a popular American singer and actress. As part of the famous folk-rock vocal group The Mamas and the Papas, Cass Elliot played an important role in influencing the counterculture of the 1960s and its music scene. She had a great impact on the American entertainment industry of the 1960s.

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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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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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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

 10 
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

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

 12 
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

 14 
Mitski
(Indie artist)

Mitski
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Birthdate: September 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Japan
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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
(Singer-songwriter)

Amy Macdonald
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Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bishopbriggs, Scotland

 17 
Michael Kiwanuka
(Singer-songwriter)

Michael Kiwanuka
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Birthdate: May 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Muswell Hill, London, England

 18 
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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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
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Birthdate: September 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England, UK

 22 
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

 24 
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

 26 
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

 28 
Marc Cohn
(Rock singer)

Marc Cohn
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Birthdate: July 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 29 
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

 32 
Jim Messina
(Musician)

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

 33 
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

 35 
Arthur Gunn
(Singer-songwriter)

Arthur Gunn
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Birthdate: October 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal

 36 
John Hiatt
(Singer)

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

 37 
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

 39 
Chris Hillman
(Musician)

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

 40 
Brian Fallon
(Singer)

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

 41 
John Grant
(Singer-songwriter)

John Grant
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Birthdate: July 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buchanan, Michigan, U.S.

 42 
Ted Dwane
(Musician)

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

 43 
Michel Polnareff
(Singer-songwriter)

Michel Polnareff
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Birthdate: July 3, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nérac, France

 44 
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
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Birthdate: May 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: July 9, 2011

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

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

 48 
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

 49 
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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Mladen Vojičić Tifa
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Birthdate: October 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina