Women Folk Singers

Throughout history, there have been many women folk singers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female folk singers such as Nelly Furtado, Linda Ronstadt, Tracy Chapman, Pink, Aimee Mann.The women folk singers featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

 1 Linda Ronstadt

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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: July 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

One of the world's best-selling music artists ever, Linda Ronstadt has sold over 100 million records worldwide. She performed in diverse genres, including Latin, light opera, rock, and country. She is also one of the most decorated female music artists of all time, having won prestigious awards, such as the National Medal of Arts and Humanities.

 2 Joni Mitchell

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian

Joni Mitchell is one of the most popular Canadian singer-songwriters. Widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, her songs reflect her feelings about joy, romance, disillusionment, and confusion. Apart from being a musician, Joni is also a visual artist who designs most of her album covers. In fact, she calls herself a painter derailed by circumstance.  

 3 Tracy Chapman

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

A four-time Grammy Award-winning artist, singer Tracy Chapman is best known for her hit single, Give Me One Reason. Interested in music from a young age, she learned to play multiple instruments as a child. She made her major-stage debut in 1985 and soon became a sensational hit. She is also known for her social activism.

 4 Cass Elliot

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British, American
Died: July 29, 1974

Cass Elliot was a popular American singer and actress. As part of the famous folk-rock vocal group The Mamas and the Papas, Cass Elliot played an important role in influencing the counterculture of the 1960s and its music scene. She had a great impact on the American entertainment industry of the 1960s.

 5 Joanna Newsom

Joanna Newsom
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Famous As: Multi-instrumentalist
Birthdate: January 18, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 6 Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado
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Birthdate: December 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Canadian

 7 Deborah Falconer

Deborah Falconer
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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 8 Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann
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Famous As: Alternative Artist
Birthdate: September 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 9 Christina Perri

Christina Perri
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 10 Judy Collins

Judy Collins
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Famous As: Singer, Street artist, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Guitarist, Pianist
Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 11 Mary Travers

Mary Travers
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: September 16, 2009

 12 Exene Cervenka

Exene Cervenka
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 13 Colbie Caillat

Colbie Caillat
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 14 Maria Doyle Kennedy

Maria Doyle Kennedy
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Irish

 15 Pink

Pink
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 16 Sandy Denny

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: January 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: April 21, 1978

 17 Laura Marling

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
Birthdate: February 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 18 Sasha Spielberg

Sasha Spielberg
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 19 Andrea Corr

Andrea Corr
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Irish

 20 Falguni Pathak

Falguni Pathak
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Famous As: singer, composer
Birthdate: March 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian

 21 Una Healy

Una Healy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Irish

 22 Kim Carnes

Kim Carnes
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 23 Janis Ian

Janis Ian
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Musician & Author
Birthdate: April 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 24 Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist, Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: August 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 25 Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 26 Rebecca Pidgeon

Rebecca Pidgeon
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British, American

 27 Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Canadian

 28 Cerys Matthews

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British, Welsh

 29 Vashti Bunyan

Vashti Bunyan
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Famous As: singer, songwriter, singer-songwriter, guitarist
Birthdate: 1945 AD
Nationality: British

 30 Nanci Griffith

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 31 Beth Gibbons

Beth Gibbons
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 32 Maria Muldaur

Maria Muldaur
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 33 Jill Gibson

Jill Gibson
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Famous As: Painter, Photographer, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: June 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 34 Laura Veirs

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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Birthdate: October 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 35 Kimya Dawson

Kimya Dawson
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 36 Maddie Poppe

Maddie Poppe
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 37 Judee Sill

Judee Sill
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist
Birthdate: October 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: November 23, 1979

 38 Dar Williams

Dar Williams
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician, Writer, Singer, Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist
Birthdate: April 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 39 Kathy Mattea

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 40 Ella Edmondson

Ella Edmondson
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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist
Birthdate: January 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 41 Mercedes Sosa

Mercedes Sosa
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Argentinian
Died: October 4, 2009

 42 Lydia Mendoza

Lydia Mendoza
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: May 31, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: December 20, 2007

 43 Lori McKenna

Lori McKenna
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: December 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 44 Suzy Bogguss

Suzy Bogguss
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 45 Sibylle Baier

Sibylle Baier
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: German

 46 Mimi Fariña

Mimi Fariña
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: July 18, 2001

 47 Peggy Seeger

Peggy Seeger
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 17, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 48 Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader
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Famous As: musician, singer, songwriter
Birthdate: August 28, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Scottish

 49 Kate Rusby

Kate Rusby
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 4, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 50 Julie Driscoll

Julie Driscoll
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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Actor
Birthdate: June 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British