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Paul Clayton - 100% match to Mark Spoelstra

Genres: Folk
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Mike Seeger - 73% match to Mark Spoelstra

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Rosalie Sorrels - 62% match to Mark Spoelstra

Genres: Folk
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Bob Gibson - 61% match to Mark Spoelstra

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Samuel Robert Gibson, 16 November 1931, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 28 September 1996, Portland, Oregon, USA. Although commercial success proved illusive, Gibson was one of US folk music’s most influential figures. His songs were recorded by the Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul And Mary and he was responsible for launching and/or furthering the careers of Bo Read more

Brooks Williams - 57% match to Mark Spoelstra

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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10 November 1958, Statesboro, Georgia, USA. Folk blues singer-songwriter Williams’ style combines a laid-back vocal alongside strong guitar patterns, occasionally using bottleneck. He began learning violin at three-years-old, moving on to guitar at the age of 10. It was not until his late teens that he started songwriting. He left his job as a teacher in 1986, and moved Read more

Kate Wolf - 41% match to Mark Spoelstra

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 January 1942, Sonoma County, San Francisco, California, USA, d. 10 December 1986. Wolf was a singer-songwriter who worked her home area and organized the Santa Rosa folk festivals, but who had a lasting influence on the new country scene of the early-80s. Her first albums, Back Roads and Lines On Paper, were recorded independently and released on her own Owl label. These Read more

Patrick Sky - 37% match to Mark Spoelstra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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2 October 1940, Live Oak Gardens, nr. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Sky’s folk singing career flourished upon meeting fellow Native American Buffy Sainte-Marie. They toured together for three years, eventually arriving in New York’s Greenwich Village during the early 60s. Sky’s own recordings followed his appearance on Buffy’s early work and one of his songs, &# Read more

Alan Hull - 29% match to Mark Spoelstra

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 February 1945, Benwell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England, d. 17 November 1995. Alan Hull’s career began as a founder member of the Chosen Few, a Tyneside beat group which also included future Ian Dury pianist, Mickey Gallagher. Hull composed the four tracks constituting their output, before leaving to become a nurse and sometime folk singer. In 1967 Hull Read more

Hedy West - 28% match to Mark Spoelstra

Genres: Folk
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Hedwig Grace West, 6 April 1938, Cartersville, Georgia, USA, d. 3 July 2005, New York, USA. West’s father was Don West, a trade union organizer during the 30s, and a well-known Southern poet. Her father’s union activities gave her a wealth of songs to draw on, in particular the many mining songs that prevailed at the time. Although West played largely all-American Read more

Erik Darling - 26% match to Mark Spoelstra

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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25 September 1933, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. An accomplished songwriter/guitarist/banjo player, Darling initially found success as a member of the Tarriers, whose hootenanny version of ‘The Banana Boat Song’ was a USA pop hit in 1956 (made famous by Harry Belafonte). Darling subsequently replaced Pete Seeger in the Weavers but left to pursue a solo career four year Read more

Joe Glazer - 26% match to Mark Spoelstra

Genres: Folk
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Jesse Winchester - 22% match to Mark Spoelstra

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 May 1944, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. After receiving his draft papers from the US Forces, Winchester moved to Canada where he settled. His self-titled debut album, produced by Robbie Robertson, was thematically reminiscent of the work of the Band with its evocation of life in the deep south of the USA. The moving, bittersweet memories described in ‘Brand New Tenness Read more

Nic Jones - 20% match to Mark Spoelstra

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nicholas Paul Jones, 9 January 1947, Orpington, Kent, England. The earlier work of this highly respected guitarist and fiddle player showed great promise, but a tragic accident interrupted his career. Initially inspired by Hank Marvin, Jones gradually drifted into folk music thanks to the influence of leading guitarists Bert Jansch and Davey Graham. In 1967 Jones played guit Read more

Bill Staines - 19% match to Mark Spoelstra

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 February 1947, Medford, Massachusetts, USA. This singer-songwriter’s early influences were Gordon Lightfoot, the Weavers, Woody Guthrie, Ian And Sylvia Tyson, and Peter La Farge. He grew up in the Boston area absorbing and listening to the music of the early 60s, and started playing professionally in 1965. Although largely playing guitar in concert, Staines also uses Read more

Cisco Houston - 12% match to Mark Spoelstra

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gilbert Vandine Houston, 18 August 1918, Wilmington, Delaware, USA, d. 25 April 1961, San Bernadino, California, USA. This folk singer is best remembered for his work as a travelling companion for Woody Guthrie, although his own recordings form a vital part of the folk revival of the 50s. Houston’s family moved to California in 1919. where he showed an early interest in Read more


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