- a singer who specializes in folk songs, usually providing his or her own accompaniment on a guitar.
Origin of folk singer
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for folk singer
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
- a person who sings folk songs or other songs in the folk idiom