The Greatest Folk Singers (And Singer Songwriters) of All Time!! (At least the ones I like!)

I suppose I got into Folk Music in two ways. I was introduced to it through the country Blues and I was simultaneously saturated with first Dylan and Donovan and then the sixties contemporary Folk scene.

I liked guitar playing and good lyrics. It brought both together.

This is a list of my favourites:

Woody Guthrie

Pete Seeger

Bob Dylan

Phil Ochs

Anne Briggs

Richard and Mimi Farina

Bert Jansch

Paul Simon

John Renbourn


Roy Harper

Jackson C Frank

Nick Drake

Al Stewart

Ralph McTell

Davy Graham

Stephan Grossman

John Fahey

Norma Waterson & Martin Carthy

John Martyn

Joni Mitchell

Buffy St Marie

Joan Baez

Leonard Cohen

Richard Thompson


Peter La Farge

Huddie Ledbetter

Big Bill Broonzy

Tom Paxton

Townes Van Zandt

Arlo Guthrie

Sandy Denny

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee