Male Folk Singers

 1 Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 17, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

Ed Sheeran is one of the most popular English singer-songwriters of the current generation. His songs Castle on the Hill and Shape of You from his third studio album broke records in several countries. He is one of the best-selling music artists in the world, having sold over 150 million records worldwide.

 2 Van Morrison

Van Morrison
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British, Northern Irish

Northern Irish singer, Van Morrison, garnered recognition in the 1960s while playing with the band, Them, and then later as a solo singer with the 1967 song Brown Eyed Girl. Over the years, he has released more than 40 albums. Astral Weeks, Moondance, Wavelength, Down the Road and Keep It Simple are some of his acclaimed and commercially successful albums.

 3 Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 21, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

British singer, Cat Stevens, has released more than 15 studio albums and has churned out many hit songs. He converted to Islam in 1977 and adopted the name Yusuf Islam. He was slammed for reportedly backing the death fatwa on author Salman Rushdie. He has also been accused of allegedly having ties with terrorist organisations, a charge he has vehemently denied.

 4 Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 21, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian
Died: November 7, 2016

Leonard Cohen was one of the most popular Canadian celebrities of all time. After starting his career as a poet and novelist, Leonard went on to become a famous singer-songwriter, exploring themes like sexuality, religion, depression, and romantic relationships in his work. Leonard Cohen was one of the inspirations for Steven Clark and Matthew Bissonnette's 2002 film Looking for Leonard.

 5 Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Kris Kristofferson is a popular singer-songwriter and actor. Over the years, Kris has played a major role in the success of many famous singers, having contributed to their musical albums as a songwriter. For his achievements in the field of music, Kris Kristofferson was made a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee in 2004.

 6 Wilmer Valderrama

Wilmer Valderrama
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Wilmer Valderrama is best known for his Teen Choice Award-winning performance as Fez in That '70s Show. He has played prominent roles in NCIS, Grey's Anatomy, and The Ranch. He has also hosted the MTV series Yo Momma, released a single, and appeared in numerous music videos.

 7 Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte
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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Stage actor
Birthdate: March 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
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 8 Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: November 17, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian
Canadian folk-rock sensation Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. is best known for his chart-topping tracks such as If You Could Read My Mind and Ribbon of Darkness. He set the tone for the folk-pop genre in the 1960s and 1970s. The 16-time Juno-winner has earned the Governor General's Performing Arts Award.

 9 Bob Gibson

Bob Gibson
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 16, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: September 28, 1996

 10 John Prine

John Prine
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: April 7, 2020

 11 Nick Drake

Nick Drake
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer
Birthdate: June 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Burmese
Died: November 25, 1974

 12 Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt
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Famous As: Singer & Songwriter
Birthdate: March 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: January 1, 1997

 13 Udit Narayan

Udit Narayan
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Famous As: Playback Singer
Birthdate: December 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian, Nepalese

 14 Tyler Childers

Tyler Childers
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 15 Pernell Roberts

Pernell Roberts
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: January 24, 2010

 16 Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie
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Famous As: American singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: October 3, 1967

 17 James Blunt

James Blunt
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Birthdate: February 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 18 Ray LaMontagne

Ray LaMontagne
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 19 Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger
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Famous As: American singer
Birthdate: May 3, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: January 27, 2014

 20 Dimash Kudaibergen

Dimash Kudaibergen
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Kazakh

 21 Justin Vernon

Justin Vernon
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 22 Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 23 Avi Kaplan

Avi Kaplan
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: April 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 24 Harry Chapin

Harry Chapin
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 16, 1981

 25 Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Irish
Died: June 14, 1995

 26 George Ezra

George Ezra
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: June 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 27 Phil Elverum

Phil Elverum
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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 28 Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh
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Famous As: Ghazal Singer
Birthdate: February 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian
Died: October 10, 2011

 29 Lead Belly

Lead Belly
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 20, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: December 6, 1949

 30 Garrett Morris

Garrett Morris
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: February 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 31 John Martyn

John Martyn
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 11, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: January 29, 2009

 32 Al Stewart

Al Stewart
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: September 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 33 Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Pakistani

 34 John Sebastian

John Sebastian
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 35 Roger McGuinn

Roger McGuinn
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 36 Ronnie Lane

Ronnie Lane
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Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist
Birthdate: April 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: July 4, 1997

 37 Paul Stookey

Paul Stookey
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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist
Birthdate: December 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 38 Phil Ochs

Phil Ochs
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: April 9, 1976

 39 Peter Sarstedt

Peter Sarstedt
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian, British
Died: January 8, 2017

 40 Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax
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Famous As: Folklorist
Birthdate: January 31, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 19, 2002

 41 Guy Clark

Guy Clark
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: May 17, 2016

 42 Jack Savoretti

Jack Savoretti
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Famous As: Singer, Pianist
Birthdate: October 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 43 Tyler Hilton

Tyler Hilton
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 22, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 44 Waddy Wachtel

Waddy Wachtel
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 45 Jian Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Canadian, Iranian

 46 Tom T. Hall

Tom T. Hall
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 47 Luke Kelly

Luke Kelly
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Irish
Died: January 30, 1984

 48 Dewey Bunnell

Dewey Bunnell
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 49 Devendra Banhart

Devendra Banhart
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American, Venezuelan

 50 Bobby Bare

Bobby Bare
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 7, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American