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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen About Juno Award-winning songwriter of intimate ballads such as “Suzanne” and “Hallelujah.” He released over a dozen albums in a career that spanned from the 1960s into the 2010s. Other Informations He became president of the McGill Debating Union while attending McGill University. He also won the Chester MacNaghten Literary Competition for his poetry. …

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Ludvig Andersson

Ludvig Andersson About French-Swedish singer-songwriter who writes acoustic folk songs with melodies and lyrics inspired by the soul. Other Informations He has played and studied guitar since he was 6 years old. However, he fell in love with acoustic/folk and started writing music when he was 16 and began pursuing a career as a singer-songwriter. …

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Peter Rowan

Peter Rowan About Bluegrass musician known for composing Panama Red and Lonesome L.A. Cowboy. He was proficient with guitar, mandolin, and yodeling. Other Informations He created his own rockabilly band called The Cupids while in junior high school. He contributed several songs to the New Riders of the Purple Sage’s repertoire. His parents were musicians. …

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Helen Hartness Flanders

Helen Hartness Flanders About New England folklorist who assembled a definitive collection of over 4,500 folk ballads sung around the region. Other Informations She and several other Vermont writers formed the Committee on Traditions and Ideals to help revive some of the state’s culture of the past two centuries. Her remarkable collection took over three …

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Raffi

Raffi About Egyptian-born Canadian children’s musician with almost five decades of successful albums. He is perhaps best known for his hit singles like “Baby Beluga” and “Bananaphone.” He is also a passionate environmentalist and children’s rights and safety advocate. Other Informations In the early 1970s while running a coffee shop, he would often frequent a …

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Mila Islam

Mila Islam About Bangladeshi singer known to fans for her fusion of folk and pop. She is most famous for releases like 2006’s Fele Asha and 2009’s Redefined. Other Informations She graduated from the Chittagong Grammar School and College in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Much of her music has been written by famed composer Fuad al Muqtadir. …

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James Taylor

James Taylor About Folk singer known for hit songs like “You’ve Got a Friend” and “Fire and Rain” and who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Other Informations He suffered from depression starting his senior year of high school and would spend twenty hours a day sleeping. He has won five …

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Haris Dzinovic

Haris Dzinovic About Folk singer, composer, and musician known for his international touring. Other Informations He started making music in 1975, and began appropriating Roma music and performing it for his own purposes. He composed music for other musicians at the beginning of his career. He grew up in Sarajevo. He and Dino Merlin are …

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Paolo Nutini

Paolo Nutini About Scottish singer who has released singles like “Candy” and “New Shoes.” His awards include the 2008 ASCAP Award for Songwriting, which he won for “New Shoes.” Other Informations He was a member of the PACE Youth Theatre, where he performed at local clubs. He sang at the opening ceremony for the 2012 …

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Peter Su

Peter Su About Pop-folk singer and songwriter who is best known for the 2015 album Lions on the Beach which was crowdsourced through the public-benefit corporation Kickstarter. His music has been compared to that of The Beach Boys and She & Him. Other Informations He graduated from UC Berkeley and worked for Goldman Sachs. He performed a sold-out show …

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John Balance

John Balance About Singer and industrial, experimental minimalist, and neofolk musician most known for founding the experimental music group, Coil. Other Informations He was obsessed with folk music as a child, which inspired him to get into music professionally. He first recorded music under the name Merderwerkers. In 2004, he died after falling from a …

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Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim About Born Herbert Khaury, he was a ukulele-playing falsetto singer and musical archivist best known for his rendition of the song “Tiptoe through the Tulips.” Other Informations He played under the name Tiny Tim after being booked at a club that loved shorter performers. He is famous for his appearances on The Johnny …