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

Avi Kaplan Avi Kaplan
American

Janis Ian Janis Ian
American

Pink Pink
American
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Alan Lomax Alan Lomax
American

Peaches Peaches
Canadian

Chris Burke Chris Burke
American

Ashe Ashe
American
K. D. Lang K. D. Lang
Canadian

Harry BelafonteHarry Belafonte
American

Nick DrakeNick Drake
Burmese
John PrineJohn Prine
American

Udit NarayanUdit Narayan
Indian, Nepalese
Justin VernonJustin Vernon
American

Ray LaMontagneRay LaMontagne
American

Rory GallagherRory Gallagher
Irish

Dimash KudaibergenDimash Kudaibergen
Kazakh

Tyler ChildersTyler Childers
American
Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
British

John MartynJohn Martyn
British

Lead BellyLead Belly
American

Phil ElverumPhil Elverum
American
Judy CollinsJudy Collins
American
Maria Doyle KennedyMaria Doyle Kennedy
Irish

Sasha SpielbergSasha Spielberg
American

Laura MarlingLaura Marling
British

Sandy DennySandy Denny
British
Colbie CaillatColbie Caillat
American

Ali ZafarAli Zafar
Pakistani
Kim CarnesKim Carnes
American

Roger McGuinnRoger McGuinn
American

Al StewartAl Stewart
British
Una HealyUna Healy
Irish

Paul StookeyPaul Stookey
American
Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
Indian

Phil OchsPhil Ochs
American

Bob GibsonBob Gibson
American
Ronnie LaneRonnie Lane
British

Sharon Van EttenSharon Van Etten
American
Luke KellyLuke Kelly
Irish

Peter SarstedtPeter Sarstedt
Indian, British

Rebecca PidgeonRebecca Pidgeon
British, American

Tyler HiltonTyler Hilton
American
Guy ClarkGuy Clark
American

Jian GhomeshiJian Ghomeshi
Canadian, Iranian

Martha WainwrightMartha Wainwright
Canadian

Cerys MatthewsCerys Matthews
British, Welsh

Jack SavorettiJack Savoretti
British
Nanci GriffithNanci Griffith
American

Tom T. HallTom T. Hall
American
Theodore BikelTheodore Bikel
Austrian, American

Devendra BanhartDevendra Banhart
American, Venezuelan

Bobby BareBobby Bare
American
Maria MuldaurMaria Muldaur
American

Jill GibsonJill Gibson
American
Vashti BunyanVashti Bunyan
British

Beth GibbonsBeth Gibbons
British
Jackson C. FrankJackson C. Frank
American

M. WardM. Ward
American

Kimya DawsonKimya Dawson
American
Alex EbertAlex Ebert
American

Dar WilliamsDar Williams
American
Judee SillJudee Sill
American