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
|Charlotte Rampling||February 5, 1946||British||Charlotte Rampling is an English actor, model, and singer|
|Cass Elliot||September 19, 1941||British, American||Cass Elliot, also referred to as Mama Cass, was an American actress and singer|
|Cat Stevens||July 21, 1948||British||Cat Stevens is a British singer-songwriter who spends a lot of his time in philanthropic and educational causes for the Muslim society|
|Nelly Furtado||December 2, 1978||Canadian||Nelly Furtado is a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter made famous by her hit songs ‘Promiscuous’ , ‘I’m Like a Bird’, and ‘Try’|
|Tracy Chapman||March 30, 1964||American||Known 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|
|Gordon Lightfoot||November 17, 1938||Canadian||Gordon Lightfoot is a renowned Canadian singer and songwriter|
|K. D. Lang||November 2, 1961||Canadian||K|
|Avi Kaplan||April 17, 1989||American||Avi Kaplan is an American singer and songwriter|
|Linda Ronstadt||July 15, 1946||American||Linda Maria Ronstadt is an American popular singer and songwriter who has earned 11 Grammy Awards|
|Van Morrison||August 31, 1945||British, Northern Irish||Van Morrison is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, musician and record producer|
Cass Elliot, also referred to as Mama Cass, was an American actress and singer
Gordon Lightfoot is a renowned Canadian singer and songwriter
Van Morrison is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, musician and record producer
Joni Mitchell is a Canadian singer known for her hit song "Big Yellow Taxi"
Arlo Guthrie is an American folk singer best known for his song "Massachusetts."
Debby Ann Ryan is a famous American singer and actress
K. D. Lang
Linda Maria Ronstadt is an American popular singer and songwriter who has earned 11 Grammy Awards
Cat Stevens is a British singer-songwriter who spends a lot of his time in philanthropic and educational causes for the Muslim society