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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2011 8:58:31 PM PST
M. H. Rock says:
townes van zandt-the king of them all...chris knight-country fried springsteen

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2011 9:34:50 PM PST
Jim Z says:
Nobody wrote a better story song than Harry Chapin

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2011 11:06:25 AM PST
M. H. Rock says:
james mcmurty writes excellent story songs

Posted on Jan 16, 2011 6:46:29 AM PST
@JimZ: While Chapin was a wonderful songstoryteller, he doesn't approach the mastery of Dan Fogelberg in either quality, genre or length of career. Fogelberg has just been inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame.

Dan Fogelberg, Gordon Lightfoot, Phil Ochs, Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey
Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Buffy Ste. Marie, Laura Nyro, Mary Travers

Posted on Jan 19, 2011 7:18:36 AM PST
mkm says:
Love TODD Snider, Nick Drake, Lyle Lovett, Rickie Lee Jones.
New love: Riley Etheridge Jr. Roots/Americana. New CD due out in March. Free download just hit on amazon.
Anyone else have free down loads to share?

Posted on Feb 27, 2011 10:52:12 AM PST
Lots of great songwriters listed here, but here are few more that got missed.

Peter Case
John Hiatt
Dave Alvin
Jackson Browne

Posted on Mar 30, 2011 12:51:27 AM PDT
Bob Dylan
George Ellias
Nick Drake
Joan Baez

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2011 2:51:56 PM PDT
A few songwriter suggestions. Older stuff....John Prine and Steve Goodman were brilliant songwriters. Elliott Smith....amazing! One of my all-time favorites.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2011 2:53:54 PM PDT
Very cool! Thought I was the ONLY one who knew of Australian genious Eric Bogle.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2011 2:54:50 PM PDT
Give a listen to Griffin House. Smile.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2011 2:56:20 PM PDT
McCutcheon's live version of the song "Red Corvette" is priceless!!

Posted on Apr 2, 2011 5:38:49 AM PDT
Only 1 mention of the greatest writers of our lifetime...does anyone rememer LENNON/McCARTNEY?

Posted on May 3, 2011 10:47:03 AM PDT
Bill Morrissey, David Wilcox, Derek Webb, Ellis Paul, Eric Taylor, Harry Manx, Jackopierce, Jackson Browne, Jessie Winchester, John Gorka, John Prine, Joni Mitchell, Larry Norman, Mark Heard, Mumford and Sons, Neil Young, Pierce Pettis, Richard Shindall, Tom Kimmel, Van Morrison, Xavier Rudd, plus many, many more!!!

Posted on Jun 16, 2011 1:40:46 PM PDT
Derek Duross says:
Gregory Alan Isakov (has not been mentioned. Most have not heard of him and are missing won't be disappointed).

Here are others:
Josh Ritter
James McMurtry
Greg Brown
Josh Garrels
Joe Purdy
Damien Jurado
James Vincent McMorrow

Posted on Jun 24, 2011 6:44:16 PM PDT
mu says:
I'm a singer-songwriter and just released an album of some of my old recordings. I don't really like to use labels, but we are always asked to define and choose a genre for our music. I usually just say "singer-songwriter". The best definition I've heard is that "folk music is journalism..." I agree. What do you guys think?

[Vintage MU by marti upson]

Posted on Jun 25, 2011 6:45:25 AM PDT
It is hard to have an ulimate favorite since their are so many writers out there, but some of mine are John Denver, Bruce Woodley, Tom Paxton, How about Tom T. Hall, (country) after all he is a great story teller, Woody and Arlo Guthrie, Jimmy Rogers, (both of them), Seeger, Randy Sparks. Ledbelly, Dylan, Peter Yarrow, Paul Stuckey .... I could sit here all morning and would never complete this list..... but I believe your favorite is what is pleasing to each persons heart and ears.....

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2011 7:02:19 AM PDT
I can't decide if journalism is an accurate description or nor but your comment reminded me of something I have read that Bob Dylan was
suppose to have said.
I may have been in his book "Chronicles Vol. 1" but probably was somewhere elsewhere.
As a young man Dylan was know as having a razor sharp tongue and also as not "suffering fools gladly".
Anyway in the book he was riding in a car and if memory serves was with Phil Ochs among others.
Dylan supposedly told Ochs that he wasn't a folkie, that he was a journalist and told him to get out of the car.
I gather this was not a compliment.
Ochs described himself as a "singing journalist".

Posted on Jul 4, 2011 11:21:22 AM PDT
Marclar says:
Check out Marie-Claire Berreen - she's been writing songs with other people for years but only just released her own offerings

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 1:48:54 PM PDT
Don't forget Fred Eaglesmith. His songs have been covered by some of the artists already mentioned.

Posted on Jul 8, 2011 1:34:28 PM PDT
K. Cowart says:

Posted on Jul 18, 2011 11:17:16 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 18, 2011 11:18:37 AM PDT
Boubou90028 says:
I discovered this the other day Wolf Kroeger A Lost Circus

Posted on Jul 20, 2011 9:55:30 AM PDT
John Prine
Randy Newman
Iris Dement
Paul Simon
Steve Goodman

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 1:11:58 PM PDT
Ann Zeiser says:
Niccole Blaze give "Life is Beautiful" a listen.

Posted on Sep 15, 2011 2:40:25 PM PDT
nee nee says:
Leonard Cohen
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