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Gordon Lightfoot - 100% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Pop / Rock Folk Television
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 November 1938, Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Lightfoot moved to Los Angeles, USA during the 50s where he studied at Hollywood’s Westlake College of Music. Having pursued a short-lived career composing jingles for television, the singer began recording demos of his own compositions which, by 1960, owed a considerable debt to folk singers Pete Seeger and Bob Gibson. Lightf Read more

Doc Watson - 96% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Country & Bluegrass World Music Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Blues Music & Radio Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arthel L. Watson, 3 March 1923, Stony Fork, near Deep Gap, Watauga County, North Carolina, USA. One of nine children in a farming family, Watson grew up in a musical environment; his mother, Annie, had a vast knowledge of folk songs and his father, General Dixon, played banjo and led his family in nightly hymn singing. He contracted a serious eye defect as a baby and was bli Read more

Eric Andersen - 80% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Blues
Decades Active: 2000s
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Buffy Sainte-Marie - 79% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Documentaries Folk Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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20 February 1941, Piapot Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada. Adopted and raised in Maine and Massachusetts, Sainte-Marie received a PhD in Fine Art from the University of Massachusetts, but eschewed a teaching career in favour of folk singing. She was signed to Vanguard Records in 1964, following her successful performances at Gerde’s Folk City. Her debut It’s My Way! i Read more

Maria Muldaur - 77% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Blues Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Vocals Music Videos & Concerts Children's Music R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Maria Grazia Rosa Domenica d’Amato, 12 September 1943, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, USA. Her name was changed to Muldaur when she married Geoff Muldaur, with whom she performed in the Jim Kweskin Jug Band. Although her mother was fond of classical music, Muldaur grew up liking blues and big band sounds. Joining the thriving Greenwich Village music scene i Read more

Peter, Paul and Mary - 73% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Folk Pop / Rock Spoken Word Music & Radio Children's Music
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Tom Paxton - 73% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Folk Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Richard Paxton, 31 October 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Paxton’s interest in folk music developed as a student at the University of Oklahoma. In 1960 he moved to New York and became one of several aspiring performers to frequent the city’s Greenwich Village coffee house circuit. Paxton made his professional debut at the Gaslight, the renowned folk haunt tha Read more

Judy Collins - 68% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Folk Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Television Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Judith Marjorie Collins, 1 May 1939, Seattle, Washington, USA. One of the leading female singers to emerge from America’s folk revival in the early 60s, Judy Collins was originally trained as a classical pianist. Having discovered traditional music while a teenager, she began singing in the clubs of Central City and Denver, before embarking on a full-time career with en Read more

Tom Rush - 64% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 February, 1941, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. Tom Rush began performing in 1961 while a student at Harvard University. Although he appeared at clubs in New York and Philadelphia, he became a pivotal figure of the Boston/New England circuit and such haunts as the Cafe Yana and the Club 47. The self-released Live At The Unicorn, culled from two sets recorded at another of Read more

Kate & Anna McGarrigle - 58% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal
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Linda Ronstadt - 55% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass World Music Television Pop / Rock Soundtracks Drama Folk Musicals & The Arts Jazz Kids & Family
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Linda Maria Ronstadt, 15 July 1946, Tucson, Arizona, USA. The daughter of a professional musician, Ronstadt’s first singing experience was gained with her sisters in the Three Ronstadts. She met guitarist Bob Kimmel at Arizona’s State University and together the two aspirants moved to Los Angeles, where they were joined by songwriter Kenny Edwards. Taking the name Read more

Blue Rodeo - 51% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This country rock band from Toronto, Canada, have often found themselves fielding comparisons with the Band, although in truth their sound owes as much to Buffalo Springfield and the Beatles. They deserve wider recognition outside Canada where they remain one of the country’s most popular acts. The band was formed by two distinctive singer-songwriters and guitarists, Jim C Read more

Joan Baez - 51% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Folk Documentaries Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal Blues Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joan Chandos Baez, 9 January 1941, Staten Island, New York, USA. The often-used cliché - the queen of folk to Bob Dylan’s king - her sweeping soprano is one of the most distinctive voices in popular music. An impressive appearance at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival followed the singer’s early performances throughout the Boston/New England club scene and estab Read more

Pete Seeger - 49% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Folk Documentaries Pop / Rock Comedy Country & Bluegrass Electronic & Ambient Spoken Word Blues
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 May 1919, New York City, New York, USA. Educated at Harvard University, he is the brother of Peggy Seeger and half-brother of Mike Seeger. Pete Seeger’s mother was a violin teacher, and his father a renowned musicologist. While still young, Pete Seeger learned to play banjo and ukulele, and shortly afterwards he developed his interest in American folk music. Seeger t Read more

The Kingston Trio - 44% match to Ian & Sylvia

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Folk Country & Bluegrass Documentaries
Decades Active: 1960s
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An influential part of America’s folk revival, the Kingston Trio was formed in San Francisco in 1957 and was popular in the late 50s. The group consisted of Bob Shane (1 February 1934, Hilo, Hawaii), Nick Reynolds (b. 27 July 1933, Coronado, California, USA) and Dave Guard (b. Donald David Guard, 19 November 1934, Honolulu, Hawaii, d. 22 March 1991, New Hampshire, USA). Read more


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