folk singer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n folk singer a singer of folk songs
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Usage

In literature:

Some folks consider him the most beautiful singer of the Thrush family.
"The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
There was a dancing school in Homeburg two winters ago, and to the consternation of every one the Payley and Singer young folks joined it.
"Homeburg Memories" by George Helgesen Fitch
That, he supposed, was the influence of the bohemian folk singers of Greenwich Village.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Think of the range of sounds made by the Japanese, the gipsy, the Chinese, the Spanish folk-singers.
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
The music folks have nowadays ain't what it used to be, Because there ain't no singers now on earth like Bill and me.
"Second Book of Verse" by Eugene Field
The folk-singer seldom paints foreign scenery in these glowing tints.
"Essays in the Study of Folk-Songs (1886)" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
She was a singer, and she got into trouble, so I have heard old folk say.
"The Flower of Forgiveness" by Flora Annie Steel
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In poetry:

let us be folk of the literary set,
let us deceive with words the critics regret,
let us dog down the streets for each invitation,
typing out our lives like a Singer sewing sublimation,
letting our delicate bottoms settle and yet
"The Errand" by Anne Sexton

In news:

Grammy Award-winning contemporary folk singer-songwriter Marc Cohn performs Wednesday at John Marshall Ballrooms.
The folk singer and advocate for President Obama talked politics and sang some of his greatest hits Friday.
Recalling a young Joan Armatrading­ with a taste for Beach Boys-cum-Animal Collective-harmony vocals, this UK soul-folk singer builds a swarming chorale punctuated with bell and brass tones, snare rolls and pizzicato bass notes.
Fiddling duo and folk singer will perform.
Doc captures re- emergence of forgotten-but-not-gone folk singer.
Singer-songwriter Sean Hayes has been on the San Francisco scene for nearly two decades, self-releasing albums of plaintive, intimate folk and building an adoring local following in the process.
Canadian folk singers stopped at border, can't perform in Las Vegas.
Folk -rock singer Shawn Colvin to take the stage at the Landis Theater.
Twilight Music presents a contemporary folk singer/songwriter triple bill featuring Antje Duvekot, Mark Erelli and Michael McDermott at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
FAIRBANKS — On the heels of her ninth studio release and in the midst of a nationwide tour, folk singer Dar Williams is doing what she does best: Telling stories through song to a diverse crowd of fans.
The nation's signature folk singer/song-writer, Guthrie 's music has been recorded by everyone from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to the Irish rock band U2.
Nov 24, 2012 (All Things Considered) — Legendary British folk guitarist and singer Bert Jansch died a little over a year ago.
Nov 13, 2012 (World Cafe / WXPN-FM) — Singer Ben Schneider is the creative force behind the rhythmically inventive folk-pop band.
At the Buckhorn, Singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson kicks off indie , folk series.
Folk singer reveals the loaded backstories to his 14th album.
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