Richie Havens, a Folk Icon

Richie Havens

Introduction to Richie Havens Richie Havens was an American folk rock/funk singer-songwriter and musician. All of his albums charted on the Billboaard 200; the most commercially successful of them all was 1971’s Alarm Clock which peaked at #29. His cover of the Beatles’ “Here Comes The Sun” broke into the Top 20 … Read more

The Life and Music of Andrew Gold

Andrew Gold

Introduction Andrew Gold (born Andrew Maurice Gold in 1951 – died in 2011) was a multi-talented singer-songwriter, musician (having played a variety of instruments including guitar, bass, keyboards, harmonica, accordion, saxophone, drums and percussion, ukulele, musette, harmonium, etc.), sound engineer, producer, composer of film scores, painter and actor. Talent in the arts … Read more

Introduction to Jose Feliciano

Jose Feliciano

Jose Feliciano is a one of the few Latin American musicians to achieve mainstream success with his soulful, Latin rendition of “Light My Fire.” Jose Feliciano – at a glance Jose Feliciano is a Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and guitarist. Music caught his passion, and Feliciano (who has been blind since … Read more

Introduction to Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell’s early life and career Joni Mitchell was born Roberta Joan Anderson in Alberta, Canada on November 7, 1943. Anderson’s interest as a child was outdoor sports, until she was stricken with polio at the age of 8 due to an epidemic that was spreading in the country. After her recovery, … Read more

The Rock and Folk Legend Neil Young

Neil Young

One of the most influential singer-songwriters in the history of modern music Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young has one of the most distinctive styles in American music. Especially during in his generation, Young rose to become one of the most influential singer-songwriters by writing and recording songs such as “Heart Of Gold,” “Old … Read more

The Iconic Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

A short career summary on one of the greatest singers-songwriters of all time The legendary Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941) is an American folk/blues/country singer-songwriter and musician whose songs reflected the counterculture generation as well as social and political unrest during the 1960s. His songs became anthems of the … Read more