a singer who specializes in folk songs, usually providing their own accompaniment on a guitar.
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How to use folk singer in a sentence
He was stocky and looked a little like Alan Sherman on the cover of “My Son, the folk singer.”Bob Dylan, Joan Baez & More Music at 1963’s March on Washington | Michael Tomasky | August 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“You all seem very nice,” folk singer Michelle Shocked told a crowd of fans gathered for a concert in San Francisco.Michelle Shocked’s Crazy Switch From Lesbian to Homophobe | Kevin Fallon | March 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Once upon a time, folk singer Michelle Shocked called herself a lesbian.Michelle Shocked’s Crazy Switch From Lesbian to Homophobe | Kevin Fallon | March 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 1974, Canadian folk singer Murray McLauchlin issued a 45 single, “Linda Won't You Take Me In.”
I was lucky the folk singer Judy Collins babysat for me and instilled in me an early passion for music.
In the end, as has been seen, March gets an ill-word from the Greek folk-singer, who is not more constant in his praise of April.Essays in the Study of Folk-Songs (1886) | Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
British Dictionary definitions for folk singer
a person who sings folk songs or other songs in the folk idiom
- folk singing, noun
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