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I'm looking for singer songwriters who sing, play and write from the bottom of their hearts and our their souls into their songs.

Like Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Daniel Johnston.

Any suggestions?
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#3
Eddie Vedder
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Elliott Smith
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#12
****ing Robert Francis. Seriously check this guy out. I cant praise him enough. He wrote and produced his debut "One by One" when he was only 19. Its amazing and his second album, "Before Nightfall", is being released (from what i understand) digitally on Sept. 22 with a physical release coming on Oct 20. Easily my favorite new artist
#14
Chad Hatcher, plays acoustic guitar and sings to hip hop drums. Check out his album Tunnels & Pathways
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Like Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Daniel Johnston.



that's a very good base to start
Dylan and Leadbelly are a must.
Try Kurt Cobain. not kiddin, check out some of his home demos, you can easily find 'em on the net.
lyrics are very quirky and weird but combined to music the effect is ... well it worths a listen
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yep the song crosses kills me lately. kurt cobain is a good one. listen to that unplugged album man!
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that's a very good base to start
Dylan and Leadbelly are a must.
Try Kurt Cobain. not kiddin, check out some of his home demos, you can easily find 'em on the net.
lyrics are very quirky and weird but combined to music the effect is ... well it worths a listen


I know all three very well. Although Leadbelly I've had trouble finding more songs by him like Where Did You Sleep Last Night. I have his greatest hits, and he does Jimmy Cracked Corn. I think Cobain mentioned something like The Last Sessions in his list of favorite albums which included more heartfelt songs.

Howlin' Wolf is some excellent blues though.
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#19
Jack Johnson shouldn't be overlooked either. One of the best song writers of our time. Also there is John Mayer (say what you want, he can write good songs.) I even enjoy playing a few Amy Winehouse songs off of he first album "Frank" or anything off of Alice In Chains Unplugged.
#20
Frank Turner, especially live. He was supporting a band i went to see and he sold me a t shirt on the merchandise stand and i didn't even know He's just starting to get noticed in the UK recently, it that's where you are.
#22
neil young!!
When they kick at your front door
how are you gonna come
with your hands on your head
or on the trigger of your gun