Famous Folk Singers - List of Famous Folk Singers

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.

The Most Famous Folk Singers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Charlotte RamplingFebruary 5, 1946BritishCharlotte Rampling is an English actor, model, and singer
Cass ElliotSeptember 19, 1941British, AmericanCass Elliot, also referred to as Mama Cass, was an American actress and singer
Cat StevensJuly 21, 1948BritishCat Stevens is a British singer-songwriter who spends a lot of his time in philanthropic and educational causes for the Muslim society
Nelly FurtadoDecember 2, 1978CanadianNelly Furtado is a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter made famous by her hit songs ‘Promiscuous’ , ‘I’m Like a Bird’, and ‘Try’
K. D. LangNovember 2, 1961CanadianK
Tracy ChapmanMarch 30, 1964AmericanKnown for her classic ‘Fast Car’ from the album ‘Matters Of The Heart’, the four-time Grammy award winner Tracy Chapman is an American singer and a songwriter
Avi KaplanApril 17, 1989AmericanAvi Kaplan is an American singer and songwriter
Linda RonstadtJuly 15, 1946AmericanLinda Maria Ronstadt is an American popular singer and songwriter who has earned 11 Grammy Awards
Van MorrisonAugust 31, 1945British, Northern IrishVan Morrison is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, musician and record producer
Gordon LightfootNovember 17, 1938CanadianGordon Lightfoot is a renowned Canadian singer and songwriter
Cass Elliot

Cass Elliot

Cass Elliot, also referred to as Mama Cass, was an American actress and singer

BritishSeptember 19, 1941498 views

Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot is a renowned Canadian singer and songwriter

CanadianNovember 17, 1938192 views

Van Morrison

Van Morrison is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, musician and record producer

BritishAugust 31, 1945194 views

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell is a Canadian singer known for her hit song "Big Yellow Taxi"

Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie is an American folk singer best known for his song "Massachusetts."

AmericanJuly 10, 1947139 views

Deborah Ryan

Debby Ann Ryan is a famous American singer and actress

AmericanMay 13, 1993123 views

Linda Ronstadt

Linda Maria Ronstadt is an American popular singer and songwriter who has earned 11 Grammy Awards

AmericanJuly 15, 1946230 views

Pink

Pink is one of the most renowned artists of contemporary times who has earned international fame in a short span of time

Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens is a British singer-songwriter who spends a lot of his time in philanthropic and educational causes for the Muslim society

BritishJuly 21, 1948475 views