Folk/Gospel A-List

This is an eclectic collection of folk-oriented or folk-identified artists, excluding folk-rooted genres listed elsewhere (old-time country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, cajun, celtic).


Nathan Abshire (1913–81)

Amédé Ardoin (1898–1942)

Asylum Street Spankers [1996–2014]

Sam Baker

Beans on Toast (1980– )

Robert Sarazin Blake

Anne Briggs (1944– )

Kate Campbell (1961– )

Wylie Champion (1946–2021)

Michael Chapman (1941– )

Clifton Chenier (1925–87)

Harry Choates (1922–51)

Barbara Dane (1927– )

The Deighton Family

Iris Dement (1961– )

Thomas A. Dorsey (1899–1993)

Fred Eaglesmith (1957– )

John Fahey (1939–2001)

Ferron (1952– )

Dori Freeman

Rhiannon Giddens (1977– )

Beverly Glenn-Copeland (1944– )

Arlo Guthrie (1947– )

Woody Guthrie (1912–67)

The Hackberry Ramblers [1933– ]

Brian Harnetty

Holy Modal Rounders [1963– ]

Michael Hurley (1941– )

Reverend Charlie Jackson (1932–2006)

Si Kahn (1941– )

John Kruth (1955– )

Eddy Lawrence

Jeffrey Lewis (1975– )

Lost Bayou Ramblers [2001– ]

Ewan MacColl (1915–89)

Leyla McCalla (1985– )

Mary McCaslin (1946–2022)

Liz McComb

Kate and Anna McGarrigle [1976– ]

Lori McKenna (1968– )

Anaïs Mitchell (1981– )

Katy Moffatt (1950– )

Fred Neil (1937–2001)

The New Lost City Ramblers [1958– ]

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band [1965– ]

Utah Phillips (1935– )

Rod Picott (1964– )

John Prine (1946–2020)

The Ragpicker String Band

Bonnie Rideout (1962– )

Jean Ritchie (1922–2015)

Pete Seeger (1919–2014)

Todd Snider (1966– )

The Soul Stirrers

Peter Stampfel (1938– )

The Staple Singers [1955– ]

Swan Silvertones [1938– ]

Richard Thompson (1949– )

Anna Tivel

Loudon Wainwright III (1947– )

Doc Watson (1923–2012)

Gillian Welch (1967– )

William Elliott Whitmore (1978– )

Ann Zimmerman

Various Artists