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

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.

George EzraGeorge Ezra
(British)
Harry BelafonteHarry Belafonte
(American)
Marcus MumfordMarcus Mumford
(American)

Nick DrakeNick Drake
(Burmese)
Judy CollinsJudy Collins
(American)
Ella EdmondsonElla Edmondson
(British)

Sandy DennySandy Denny
(British)
Al StewartAl Stewart
(British)
Ronnie LaneRonnie Lane
(British)

Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
(Indian)
Laura MarlingLaura Marling
(British)
Paul StookeyPaul Stookey
(American)

Judee SillJudee Sill
(American)
Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
(British)
Stan RogersStan Rogers
(Canadian)

Mason WilliamsMason Williams
(American)
Jill GibsonJill Gibson
(American)
Jack SavorettiJack Savoretti
(British)

Vashti BunyanVashti Bunyan
(British)
Tim HardinTim Hardin
(American)
Jackson C. FrankJackson C. Frank
(American)

Mercedes SosaMercedes Sosa
(Argentinian)
Laura VeirsLaura Veirs
(American)
Beth OrtonBeth Orton
(British)

Ralph McTellRalph McTell
PassengerPassenger
(British)
Tom PaxtonTom Paxton
(American)

Steve TilstonSteve Tilston
(British)
Lori McKennaLori McKenna
(American)
Eddi ReaderEddi Reader
(Scottish)

Peggy SeegerPeggy Seeger
(American)
Maddy PriorMaddy Prior
(British)
Bob RobertsBob Roberts
(British)

Lucy RoseLucy Rose
(British)
Dean FriedmanDean Friedman
(American)
Dana GillespieDana Gillespie
(British)

Phil CoulterPhil Coulter
(British)
Franzl LangFranzl Lang
(German)
Eric BogleEric Bogle
(Australian)

Utah PhillipsUtah Phillips
(American)
Kate RusbyKate Rusby
(British)
Dar WilliamsDar Williams
(American)

Lauren AquilinaLauren Aquilina
(British)
Sibylle BaierSibylle Baier
(German)
Kate WolfKate Wolf
(American)

Mike HardingMike Harding
(British)
Jake ThackrayJake Thackray
(British)
Wolf BiermannWolf Biermann
(German)

Tommy MakemTommy Makem
(American)
Anne BriggsAnne Briggs
(British)
Bob ShaneBob Shane
(American)

John TamsJohn Tams
(British)
Jean RitchieJean Ritchie
(American)
John StewartJohn Stewart
(American)

Teddy ThompsonTeddy Thompson
(British)
Dave GuardDave Guard
(American)
June TaborJune Tabor
(British)

Ruth MoodyRuth Moody
(Canadian)
Sam AmidonSam Amidon
(American)
Julie DriscollJulie Driscoll
(British)

Jeffrey FoucaultJeffrey Foucault
(American)
Thea GilmoreThea Gilmore
(British)
Ron HynesRon Hynes
(Canadian)

Anais MitchellAnais Mitchell
(American)
John FaheyJohn Fahey
(American)
Greg BrownGreg Brown
(American)

Andy IrvineAndy Irvine
(British)