10 Greatest Solo Folk Rock Artists (According to Me)

December 10, 2012 in Briefs

Cocktail conversation is wonderful because there is a sort of ironic twist to it. The best conversations tend to be about the most trivial things.

Oscar Wilde seemed to share the same view. He said, “I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects.”

One such conversation, enjoyed recently after drinks with my sister Denise and son Patrick, was about the greatest solo folk rock artists of all time. We decided we needed to name the top ten. Here are mine, in order of greatness:

  1. Bob Dylan
  2. Paul Simon
  3. Van Morrison
  4. Janis Joplin
  5. James Taylor
  6. Leonard Cohen
  7. Cat Stevens
  8. Neil Young
  9. Joni Mitchell
  10. Bruce Springsteen

What do you think?

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