"Singer-songwriter" vs "singer and songwriter"?
I listen to a lot of music, so I usually end up on Wikipedia a lot, reading about different artists. Some people are referred to as "singer-songwriters" or "singer, songwriter, [third noun] / sing and songwriter." What is the difference?
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 71 month ago
There really isn't a difference. It's just personal preference on how to describe.
- Tony BLv 41 month ago
To me, “singer-songwriter” refers to people like James Taylor, Neil Young, Ralph McTell. Joni Mitchell and Jackson Brown. People who write their own songs and performs them, usually, solo, often on guitar.
A singer and songwriter is a singer who also also writes songs. So John Lennon was a singer and songwriter. Ian Gillan and David Coverdale (of Deep Purple) are singers and songwriters.