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

Avi Kaplan Avi Kaplan
American

Aimee Mann Aimee Mann
American

Pete Seeger Pete Seeger
American

Pink Pink
American

Janis Ian Janis Ian
American
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Alan Lomax Alan Lomax
American

Peaches Peaches
Canadian

Chris Burke Chris Burke
American

K. D. Lang K. D. Lang
Canadian

Harry BelafonteHarry Belafonte
American
Nick DrakeNick Drake
Burmese

Udit NarayanUdit Narayan
Indian, Nepalese

Sasha SpielbergSasha Spielberg
American
Phil ElverumPhil Elverum
American

Ray LaMontagneRay LaMontagne
American
Rory GallagherRory Gallagher
Irish

Judy CollinsJudy Collins
American

Sharon Van EttenSharon Van Etten
American

Lead BellyLead Belly
American

Sandy DennySandy Denny
British
John MartynJohn Martyn
British

Justin VernonJustin Vernon
American

Ali ZafarAli Zafar
Pakistani

Colbie CaillatColbie Caillat
American
Maria Doyle KennedyMaria Doyle Kennedy
Irish
Cerys MatthewsCerys Matthews
British, Welsh

Lonnie DoneganLonnie Donegan
British, Scottish

Eddi ReaderEddi Reader
Scottish

Kim CarnesKim Carnes
American
Roger McGuinnRoger McGuinn
American

Al StewartAl Stewart
British
Damien RiceDamien Rice
Northern Irish

Ronnie LaneRonnie Lane
British

Jack SavorettiJack Savoretti
British
Devendra BanhartDevendra Banhart
American, Venezuelan

Una HealyUna Healy
Irish
Phil OchsPhil Ochs
American

Paul StookeyPaul Stookey
American

Ella EdmondsonElla Edmondson
British
Tyler HiltonTyler Hilton
American

Guy ClarkGuy Clark
American
Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
Indian

Tom T. HallTom T. Hall
American

Martha WainwrightMartha Wainwright
Canadian

Jian GhomeshiJian Ghomeshi
Canadian, Iranian
Bob ShaneBob Shane
American

Kathy MatteaKathy Mattea
American

Steve TilstonSteve Tilston
British

Laura MarlingLaura Marling
British

Jackson C. FrankJackson C. Frank
American
Luke KellyLuke Kelly
Irish

Judee SillJudee Sill
American
Alex EbertAlex Ebert
American

Beth GibbonsBeth Gibbons
British

Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
British
Scott HutchisonScott Hutchison
British

Stan RogersStan Rogers
Canadian
Bob GibsonBob Gibson
American

Nanci GriffithNanci Griffith
American
Bobby BareBobby Bare
American

Rebecca PidgeonRebecca Pidgeon
British, American

Theodore BikelTheodore Bikel
Austrian, American
Maria MuldaurMaria Muldaur
American

Roy KimRoy Kim
South Korean
Peter SarstedtPeter Sarstedt
Indian, British