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

Pink Pink
American

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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
Justin VernonJustin Vernon
American

Falguni PathakFalguni Pathak
Indian
Ray LaMontagneRay LaMontagne
American

Judy CollinsJudy Collins
American

Bob GibsonBob Gibson
American
Sharon Van EttenSharon Van Etten
American

Guy ClarkGuy Clark
American
John MartynJohn Martyn
British

Roger McGuinnRoger McGuinn
American

Kim CarnesKim Carnes
American

Exene CervenkaExene Cervenka
American

Una HealyUna Healy
Irish
Sandy DennySandy Denny
British

Sasha SpielbergSasha Spielberg
American

Maria Doyle KennedyMaria Doyle Kennedy
Irish

Jack SavorettiJack Savoretti
British
Al StewartAl Stewart
British

Devendra BanhartDevendra Banhart
American, Venezuelan
Cerys MatthewsCerys Matthews
British, Welsh

Damien RiceDamien Rice
Northern Irish

Beth OrtonBeth Orton
British
Ronnie LaneRonnie Lane
British

Lonnie DoneganLonnie Donegan
British, Scottish
Phil OchsPhil Ochs
American

Tom T. HallTom T. Hall
American

Paul StookeyPaul Stookey
American
Jian GhomeshiJian Ghomeshi
Canadian, Iranian

Tim HardinTim Hardin
American
Tyler HiltonTyler Hilton
American

Beth GibbonsBeth Gibbons
British

Rebecca PidgeonRebecca Pidgeon
British, American

Scott HutchisonScott Hutchison
British
Martha WainwrightMartha Wainwright
Canadian
Ralph McTellRalph McTell
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Laura MarlingLaura Marling
British

Nanci GriffithNanci Griffith
American

Bobby BareBobby Bare
American
Alex EbertAlex Ebert
American

Amos LeeAmos Lee
American

Roy KimRoy Kim
South Korean

Dar WilliamsDar Williams
American

Luke KellyLuke Kelly
Irish
Stan RogersStan Rogers
Canadian

Eddi ReaderEddi Reader
Scottish
Maria MuldaurMaria Muldaur
American

Vashti BunyanVashti Bunyan
British
Lianne La HavasLianne La Havas
British
Jill GibsonJill Gibson
American