With simply their voices and guitars, folk singers are the unplugged artists who tell our collective stories through their songs. Their music conveys universal truths and, in turbulent times, is often a call to action in the form of protest songs. Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and other legendary folk singers have rallied audiences around historic causes such as the Civil Rights, peace and feminist movements. Here are some of the famous folk singers who were revolutionary through their songs.
Joan Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter and activist who is best known for songs like 'There But for Fortune,' 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' and 'Diamonds and Rust' while serving as a voice for protest movements around the world.