folk singer

noun
a singer who specializes in folk songs, usually providing his or her own accompaniment on a guitar.

Origin:
1895–1900

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folk singer
 
n
a person who sings folk songs or other songs in the folk idiom
 
folk singing
 
n

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Odetta, the folk singer with the powerful voice who moved audiences and influenced fellow musicians for a half-century, has died.
One side of his sensibility is an acoustic, plaintive folk singer-songwriter of lonely ballads.
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