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

Aimee Mann Aimee Mann
American

Pink Pink
American

Avi Kaplan Avi Kaplan
American

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Janis Ian Janis Ian
American

Alan Lomax Alan Lomax
American
Peaches Peaches
Canadian

Chris Burke Chris Burke
American

K. D. Lang K. D. Lang
Canadian

John PrineJohn Prine
American

Nick DrakeNick Drake
Burmese

Harry BelafonteHarry Belafonte
American
Udit NarayanUdit Narayan
Indian, Nepalese

Dimash KudaibergenDimash Kudaibergen
Kazakh
Sasha SpielbergSasha Spielberg
American

Ray LaMontagneRay LaMontagne
American

Laura MarlingLaura Marling
British

Rory GallagherRory Gallagher
Irish

Maria Doyle KennedyMaria Doyle Kennedy
Irish
Kim CarnesKim Carnes
American

Judy CollinsJudy Collins
American

Lead BellyLead Belly
American

John MartynJohn Martyn
British
Ali ZafarAli Zafar
Pakistani
Sandy DennySandy Denny
British

Phil ElverumPhil Elverum
American

Colbie CaillatColbie Caillat
American

Phil OchsPhil Ochs
American
Sharon Van EttenSharon Van Etten
American

Roger McGuinnRoger McGuinn
American
Justin VernonJustin Vernon
American

Damien RiceDamien Rice
Northern Irish

Lonnie DoneganLonnie Donegan
British, Scottish
Al StewartAl Stewart
British

Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
Indian
Guy ClarkGuy Clark
American

Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
British

Ronnie LaneRonnie Lane
British
Paul StookeyPaul Stookey
American

Jack SavorettiJack Savoretti
British
Bob GibsonBob Gibson
American

Ralph McTellRalph McTell
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Nanci GriffithNanci Griffith
American

Jian GhomeshiJian Ghomeshi
Canadian, Iranian
Tyler HiltonTyler Hilton
American

Tom T. HallTom T. Hall
American

Luke KellyLuke Kelly
Irish

Peter SarstedtPeter Sarstedt
Indian, British

Una HealyUna Healy
Irish
Martha WainwrightMartha Wainwright
Canadian

Devendra BanhartDevendra Banhart
American, Venezuelan
Scott HutchisonScott Hutchison
British

Bobby BareBobby Bare
American

M. WardM. Ward
American
Steve TilstonSteve Tilston
British

Cerys MatthewsCerys Matthews
British, Welsh
Theodore BikelTheodore Bikel
Austrian, American

Beth GibbonsBeth Gibbons
British
Alex EbertAlex Ebert
American

Rebecca PidgeonRebecca Pidgeon
British, American

Maria MuldaurMaria Muldaur
American
Jackson C. FrankJackson C. Frank
American

Vashti BunyanVashti Bunyan
British
Jake ThackrayJake Thackray
British