balladeer balladeer

Definition(s):

  • (n) a singer of popular ballads

Usage(s):

  1. The diverse list of influences she names off the top of her head includes Ella Fitzgerald, Kurt Cobain, Edith Piaf and Japanese balladeer Eiko Shuri.
  2. The legendary Hobo Jim, Alaska's official state balladeer, the guy who has opened sessions of the legislature with a song, is onstage, working blue.
  3. There are Jacuzzis, outdoor baths, aromatherapy saunas, massage rooms, facialists, darkened resting rooms, even a vast tatami-mat eatery complete with sequin-clad balladeer.

News

  • Cowboy Balladeer Tom Hiatt and The Sundown Riders at the AFP

    By Caroyln Santucci For the Herald/Review  Western music fans will want to make their reservations now to hear Tom Hiatt and The Sundown Riders this weekend at the Arizona Folklore Preserve.  If you’re not yet a Western music fan, you will be after hearing this group perform, so call now.  Cowboy Balladeer Tom Hiatt is a nationally known western entertainer and songwriter who has performed to ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Sierra Vista Herald

Quotes

  1. "I threatened to do Newport before I was gone, and I seriously want to honor the heritage of the festival," Buffett says. "I came up as a folk singer. I've always loved the idea of being a balladeer. You know, I might do Gordon Lightfoot's...
    on Apr 16, 2008 By: Jimmy Buffett Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "My dad taught me my first songs on the piano, and the Neville Brothers became my training ground," Ivan says. "The fun part is we're so different musically. He's a great balladeer; I'm edgy and funky. What I've learned most from him is...
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: Ivan Neville Source: USA Today

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