List of famous folk singers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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Different countries all across the globe offer a different musical flavor with folk music keeping the essence of each culture alive. Folk singers are regional singers who represent the culture and tradition of a region and have been carrying it forward for centuries. Evolving since 20th century, folk singers have kept history alive and today their music is gaining even more popularity. Historically, singing during work and carrying out chores, Folk singers did not have a traditional book to pass on these songs. However, eventually some of them created albums and CDs to find a wider audience. In nations where there are many immigrants, Folk Singers pass on their culture to the younger generation like the Punjabi Canadians and Greek Australians. Their songs are today considered important piece of art and are slowly being reinvented for the present day audiences. From India to China and from the Balkans to the Celtics, every country and region has their own folk singers and music which is a reminder of home and family. Folk singers have made it possible to keep our roots alive and cherish the music which is our own. Enter this site to read more about famous Folk Singers. Discover interesting trivia, life histories and facts from their biographies.

Van Morrison Van Morrison
British, Northern Irish

Cass Elliot Cass Elliot
British, American

Pete Seeger Pete Seeger
American

Avi Kaplan Avi Kaplan
American
Aimee Mann Aimee Mann
American

Pink Pink
American

Janis Ian Janis Ian
American
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Alan Lomax Alan Lomax
American

Peaches Peaches
Canadian

K. D. Lang K. D. Lang
Canadian

Chris Burke Chris Burke
American

Harry BelafonteHarry Belafonte
American
Nick DrakeNick Drake
Burmese

Udit NarayanUdit Narayan
Indian, Nepalese

Phil ElverumPhil Elverum
American

Marcus MumfordMarcus Mumford
American

Rory GallagherRory Gallagher
Irish
Justin VernonJustin Vernon
American

Ray LaMontagneRay LaMontagne
American
Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
Indian

Judy CollinsJudy Collins
American

Bob GibsonBob Gibson
American
Lead BellyLead Belly
American

Sharon Van EttenSharon Van Etten
American
Guy ClarkGuy Clark
American

John MartynJohn Martyn
British

Jack SavorettiJack Savoretti
British

Sandy DennySandy Denny
British

Roger McGuinnRoger McGuinn
American
Kim CarnesKim Carnes
American

Exene CervenkaExene Cervenka
American

Una HealyUna Healy
Irish

Sasha SpielbergSasha Spielberg
American
Maria Doyle KennedyMaria Doyle Kennedy
Irish

Devendra BanhartDevendra Banhart
American, Venezuelan
Al StewartAl Stewart
British

Cerys MatthewsCerys Matthews
British, Welsh

Damien RiceDamien Rice
Northern Irish
Beth OrtonBeth Orton
British

Ronnie LaneRonnie Lane
British
Paul StookeyPaul Stookey
American

Lonnie DoneganLonnie Donegan
British, Scottish

Phil OchsPhil Ochs
American
Tom T. HallTom T. Hall
American

Jian GhomeshiJian Ghomeshi
Canadian, Iranian
Jackson C. FrankJackson C. Frank
American

Tyler HiltonTyler Hilton
American

Beth GibbonsBeth Gibbons
British

Rebecca PidgeonRebecca Pidgeon
British, American
Scott HutchisonScott Hutchison
British
Martha WainwrightMartha Wainwright
Canadian

Ella EdmondsonElla Edmondson
British

Nanci GriffithNanci Griffith
American

Bobby BareBobby Bare
American
Alex EbertAlex Ebert
American

Laura MarlingLaura Marling
British

Amos LeeAmos Lee
American

Roy KimRoy Kim
South Korean

Luke KellyLuke Kelly
Irish
Eddi ReaderEddi Reader
Scottish

Stan RogersStan Rogers
Canadian
Jill GibsonJill Gibson
American

Vashti BunyanVashti Bunyan
British
Judee SillJudee Sill
American
Dar WilliamsDar Williams
American