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

Aimee Mann Aimee Mann
American
Pete Seeger Pete Seeger
American

Avi Kaplan Avi Kaplan
American

Pink Pink
American

Janis Ian Janis Ian
American

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

Ray LaMontagneRay LaMontagne
American
Judy CollinsJudy Collins
American

Bob GibsonBob Gibson
American
John MartynJohn Martyn
British

Roger McGuinnRoger McGuinn
American

Kim CarnesKim Carnes
American
Exene CervenkaExene Cervenka
American

Jack SavorettiJack Savoretti
British
Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
Indian

Sandy DennySandy Denny
British

Maria Doyle KennedyMaria Doyle Kennedy
Irish

Devendra BanhartDevendra Banhart
American, Venezuelan

Cerys MatthewsCerys Matthews
British, Welsh
Al StewartAl Stewart
British

Ronnie LaneRonnie Lane
British

Damien RiceDamien Rice
Northern Irish

Beth OrtonBeth Orton
British
Paul StookeyPaul Stookey
American

Lonnie DoneganLonnie Donegan
British, Scottish
Phil OchsPhil Ochs
American

Tom T. HallTom T. Hall
American

Tim HardinTim Hardin
American
Jian GhomeshiJian Ghomeshi
Canadian, Iranian

Tyler HiltonTyler Hilton
American
Beth GibbonsBeth Gibbons
British

Rebecca PidgeonRebecca Pidgeon
British, American

Laura MarlingLaura Marling
British
Ralph McTellRalph McTell
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Bobby BareBobby Bare
American
Dar WilliamsDar Williams
American

Stan RogersStan Rogers
Canadian

Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
British

Eddi ReaderEddi Reader
Scottish
Steve TilstonSteve Tilston
British
Jill GibsonJill Gibson
American

Vashti BunyanVashti Bunyan
British

Jackson C. FrankJackson C. Frank
American

Judee SillJudee Sill
American
Ella EdmondsonElla Edmondson
British

Mercedes SosaMercedes Sosa
Argentinian

Phil CoulterPhil Coulter
British

Mason WilliamsMason Williams
American

Tom PaxtonTom Paxton
American
Kate WolfKate Wolf
American

Laura VeirsLaura Veirs
American
Lucy RoseLucy Rose
British

Lori McKennaLori McKenna
American
PassengerPassenger
British
Bob RobertsBob Roberts
British